Atlanta Opera rolls out signature cocktails for Carmen” premiere”

Mixed hooch embodies Bizet’s timeless characters


  • Andrew Alexander
  • BATTLE ROYALE: The national election may have overshadowed a significant local race. Earlier this Fall, fans of the Atlanta Opera voted on a drink to be served at productions of “Carmen” November 10-18. It came down to Dirty Martini vs. Champagne Cocktail. Guess who won?

Now that we’ve accomplished the task of picking a president, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief and move on to another pressing question ... Champagne Cocktail or Dirty Martini?

While the political campaigns raged away this Fall, the Atlanta Opera was holding an election of its own, and this one didn’t cause any cute little girls to cry. For its upcoming production of Carmen, November 10-18, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, the Opera wanted a special concoction that would reflect all the passion and drama on stage. The organization asked fans to vote for the drink they most wanted, and the results are in.