The Dallas Opera $5 Fall Family Performances

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TDO $5 Fall Family Performances

With Generous Support from Presenting Sponsor

Texas Instruments

 

And the Betty and Steve Suellentrop

Educational Outreach Fund

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Part of “The Perot Foundation Education and Community Outreach Programs”

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With additional support from

Lockheed Martin

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CONDUCTED BY

PETER MANNING & PAOLO BRESSAN

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“ROSSINI AND COMPANY”

A DALLAS OPERA FAMILY CONCERT

FEATURING THE DALLAS OPERA ORCHESTRA

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House

“BASTIEN AND BASTIENNE” by W.A. Mozart

$5 FAMILY PERFORMANCE WITH TDO ORCHESTRA

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House

 

DALLAS, AUGUST 18, 2015 –   Forget about the heat and put those computers, tablets, and smart phones aside in order to take advantage of budget-minded, kid-friendly performances offered by The Dallas Opera (TDO) this fall!

The always popular Dallas Opera Family Performance Series is proudly presented by Texas Instruments, and made possible with additional generous support from the Betty and Steve Suellentrop Educational Outreach Fund and Lockheed Martin.

            Five dollar single tickets are available now through The Dallas Opera Ticket Services Office at 214.443.1000 or 24/7 at dallasopera.org/family.  Save by purchasing in advance; a three-pack subscription goes for just $12! 

 

The FAMILY CONCERT: “ROSSINI AND COMPANY” is a parade of Gioachino Rossini’s greatest hits including a wide variety of arias and overtures by this 19th century Italian composer. Patrons may be surprised at just how many pieces they already know and love and this event is sure to be enjoyed by fans of all ages.  Featuring The Dallas Opera Orchestra and led by the acclaimed British conductor and violinist, Maestro Peter Manning, Guest Conductor and Concertmaster for The Dallas Opera, this concert performances will be presented on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.

Prior to the concert, The C. Vincent Prothro Lobby will open at 12:30 p.m. for a host of hands-on crafts and activities for children.

“One of the most exciting developments during my five years in Dallas” explains General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, “has been our ability to expand our education and community outreach efforts to reach tens of thousands of people across North Texas. It has also enabled the Dallas Opera to invite newcomers – particularly children and families – to experience the richness, color and excitement of opera as it was meant to be experienced, in the magnificent Winspear Opera House.

“Thanks to our generous underwriters, this company is touching lives in a profound new way,” Cerny adds, “and reaching people who never knew that opera is easily accessible and highly entertaining.”

 

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            BASTIEN AND BASTIENNE is a charming, short, fully-staged comic opera composed by a very, very young Mozart (he was only twelve!).  It centers on a lad and lassie with remarkably similar names who fall in love but are separated – at least briefly – by worldly enticements.  Bastienne, a shepherdess, believes her boyfriend, Bastien, has fallen for a girl he met in the big city.  Colas, the local magician, listens as Bastienne pours out her broken heart.  Could he possibly have something “up his sleeve” that will bring this loving couple back together?  The one-act opera was meant to serve as a gentle parody of the 18th century pastoral works that were then all the rage onstage.

The renowned Paolo Bressan will conduct The Dallas Opera Orchestra in this delightful 1768 opera, which stars sopranos Alissa Roca and Anna Valcour sharing the role of Bastienne, and tenors Charles Karanja and Christopher Oglesby in separate casts as her beloved Bastien.  The opera also features bass-baritones Mason Jarboe and Langelihle Mngxati as Colas, a magician of some wisdom and questionable skills.

 

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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, 2015-2016 SEASON SPONSOR FOR THE DALLAS OPERA’S “SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT” SEASON

 

Ticket Information for the 2015-2016 Dallas Opera Season

All performances are in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center unless otherwise indicated.  Single Tickets range from $19 to $275.  Full Subscriptions start at $99, Flex Subscriptions (three-performances of your choice) begin at $75.  Family performance tickets are just $5.  For more information or to make your purchase, contact The Dallas Opera Ticket Services Office at 214.443.1000 or visit us online, 24/7, at www.dallasopera.org.

 

THE DALLAS OPERA 2015-2016 FALL SEASON INFORMATION

The Dallas Opera celebrates its Fifty-Ninth International Season in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District. Evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated.  English translations will be projected above the stage at every performance and assistance is available for the hearing impaired.  The Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talk will begin one hour prior to curtain, at most performances excluding FIRST NIGHT of the season.

 

GREAT SCOTT by Jake Heggie

October 30, November 1(m), 4, 7 & 15(m), 2015

A Thrilling Dallas Opera World Premiere!

Libretto by Terrence McNally*

Time: Present Day

Place: A Major American City

Conductor: Patrick Summers

Stage Director: Jack O’Brien

Set and Costume Designer: Bob Crowley*

Lighting Designer: Brian MacDevitt*

Projections Designer: Elaine J. McCarthy

Wig & make-up Designer: David Zimmerman

Chorus Master: Alexander Rom

Starring: Joyce DiDonato* (Arden Scott) (The Marnie and Kern Wildenthal Principal Artist) Ailyn Pérez (Tatyana Bakst), Frederica von Stade (Mrs. Edward “Winnie” Flato), Nathan Gunn (Sid Taylor), Anthony Roth Costanzo* (Roane Heckle), Kevin Burdette (Eric Gold), Rodell Rosel* (Anthony Candolino), Michael Mayes* (Wendell Swan).
A Brand-New Dallas Opera Production!

 

TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini

November 6, 8(m), 11, 14, 20 & 22(m), 2015

A passionate and timeless masterpiece in a beloved period production

An opera in three acts first performed in Rome, Italy on January 14, 1900

Text by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa after Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language play, La Tosca

Time: Early 19th century

Place: Locations in and around the City of Rome

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume

Stage Director: Ellen Douglas Schlaefer*

Set and Costume Designer: Ulisse Santicchi

Lighting Designer: Marie Barrett

Wig & make-up Designer: David Zimmerman

Chorus Master: Alexander Rom

Children’s Chorus Master: Melinda Cotten

Starring: Emily Magee (Floria Tosca), Giancarlo Monsalve* (Mario Cavaradossi), Raymond Aceto (Baron Scarpia), Ryan Kuster (Angelotti), Dale Travis* (A Sacristan), William Ferguson (Spoletta), Wes Mason (Sciarrone).
One of The Dallas Opera’s Most Popular!

 

BECOMING SANTA CLAUS by Mark Adamo

December 4, 6(m), 9 & 12, 2015

An Eagerly Awaited Dallas Opera World Premiere!

Libretto by the composer, Mark Adamo.

Time: Now

Place: An Elven kingdom in the far, far north; also, the stable of the first Christmas

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume

Stage Director and Choreographer: Paul Curran

Set and Costume Designer: Gary McCann*

Lighting Designer: Paul Hackenmueller*

Projections Designer: Driscoll Otto*

Wig & make-up Designer: David Zimmerman

Chorus Master: Alexander Rom

Starring: Jennifer Rivera* (Queen Sophine), Juan José de León (Prince Claus), Matt Boehler* (Donkey), Hila Plitmann* (Yan), Lucy Schaufer* (Ib), Keith Jameson (Yab), Kevin Burdette (Ob).

Another New Dallas Opera Production!

 

* Dallas Opera Debut

** American Debut

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The Dallas Opera is supported, in part, by funds from:  Texas Instruments Foundation, TACA, City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs; the Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)American Airlines is the official airline of The Dallas Opera.  Lexus is the official vehicle of The Dallas Opera.  Advertising support from The Dallas Morning News.  A special thanks to the Elsa von Seggern Foundation for its continuing support.

 

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