THE DALLAS OPERA AUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT SEEKING SIX DANCERS FOR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY

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THE DALLAS OPERA AUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

SEEKING SIX DANCERS

FOR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY

Those with acrobatic skills are especially encouraged to audition.

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Performers to Appear in BECOMING SANTA CLAUS

A WORLD PREMIERE

at the Winspear Opera House

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Audition:  Saturday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

All Auditions at the Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center

 

            DALLAS, September 23, 2015 – The Dallas Opera announces an incredible opportunity to take part in the world premiere of the highly anticipated holiday opera, BECOMING SANTA CLAUS. Six talented dancers with acrobatic skills are needed for the production which opens on Friday, December 4, 2015.

The Dallas Opera is seeking a wide range of candidates with a good level of training in dance and theater. Performers with experience in ballet, jazz, other dance categories or acrobatics, will be considered. The audition will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center, 4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX 75210.

BECOMING SANTA CLAUS will be directed and choreographed by Paul Curran. Rehearsals begin on November 2, 2015 culminating in four performances on December 4, 6, 9 and 12, 2015 in the Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

The performers will be compensated for rehearsal time, as well as a per-performance fee.

To schedule an audition, send your headshot and resume to Ahne Schield at [email protected].  Audition times will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

             BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, by American composer Mark Adamo, will be led by acclaimed conductor Emmanuel Villaume. The charming holiday production also features tenor Juan José de León, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Rivera and bass Matt Boehler.

The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is conveniently located in the heart of the Arts District at 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201.

The Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center, where the auditions will take place, is just outside Fair Park (follow the signs to Gate 12) at 4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX 75210.

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EVENTS, GUESTS AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT “JULY AT THE DALLAS OPERA”

IS CONVENIENTLY AVAILABLE ONLINE, 24/7

VISIT WWW.DALLASOPERA.ORG AND CHECK THE CALENDAR LISTINGS

 

 

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 described.  Single Tickets range from $19 to $275.  Full and Flex Subscriptions are on sale starting 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

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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