THE DALLAS OPERA PARTNERS WITH “ART CONSPIRACY” ON UPCOMING PRODUCTION, LA BOHÈME, TO CREATE ARTWORK INSPIRED BY THE OPERA, DURING EVERY PERFORMANCE

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THE DALLAS OPERA PARTNERS WITH

“ART CONSPIRACY” ON UPCOMING PRODUCTION,

LA BOHÈME, TO CREATE ARTWORK INSPIRED BY

THE OPERA, DURING EVERY PERFORMANCE

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OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015 AT 7:30 PM

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES Mar. 15(m), 18, 21, 27, 29(m)

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LA BOHÈME UNDERWRITING SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

TACA

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SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR,

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FOUNDATION

 

            DALLAS, MARCH 4, 2015 – A Dallas non-profit organization, Art Conspiracy, that conspires to bring artists and musicians together, has been invited to partner with The Dallas Opera to create original art inspired by the upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini’s immortal LA BOHÈME.  Art Conspiracy will contribute to the overall audience experience by permitting patrons to watch local artists at work: painting and sculpting in the lobby of the Winspear Opera House throughout the run of the production, activities that closely reflect the storyline of this popular opera.

Finished pieces will be available for purchase on site.  Artwork by other area artists affiliated with the organization, also created in the theme of LA BOHÈME, will be available for sale, as well. The unusual partnership is designed to evoke an atmosphere similar to Montmartre in Paris, where working artists, writers and musicians mingle on the streets with neighborhood shopkeepers, students and tourists.

The plot of LA BOHÈME centers around four young artists, yearning for love and worldly recognition while struggling for day-to-day survival in 19th century Paris.  A knock at the door of the drafty garret they share leads to a fateful meeting between a poet and a shy seamstress; and the love ignited by the touch of a “cold little hand” has far-reaching repercussions for them all.

LA BOHÈME opens on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

Subsequent performances will be presented in this limited run on March 15(m), 18, 21, 27 & 29(m), 2015 for a total of six performances in all.  The Winspear Opera House is centrally located in the Dallas Arts District at 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201.  Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets start at just $19.

Underwriting support for the production is provided by TACA.

 

“All of us at Art Conspiracy are excited to be working alongside The Dallas Opera for this production of La bohème,” says Erica Felicella, Executive Director, Art Conspiracy, “and thrilled to have the chance to bring some of our alumni artists into the experience as well.

“Giving the arts a chance to collide in order to create fresh and unexpected moments of inspiration and the opportunity to change lives—that’s what Art Conspiracy is all about; it’s something we love to see happening in our city.”

 

The “Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talks,” a free background lecture for the opera being performed that day, takes place in Nancy B. Hamon Hall located off the Winspear Opera House lobby one hour prior to each performance.

LA BOHÈME will performed in its original language, Italian.  Easy-to-read English translations are projected above the stage during every Dallas Opera performance and special headsets are available for the hearing impaired.

No late seating is permitted at Dallas Opera performances once the house doors are closed.

 

For additional information about the current or upcoming season, call The Dallas Opera Ticket Services Office at 214-443-1000 or visit us online at www.dallasopera.org.

 

 

Ticket Information for the 2014-2015 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 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 2014-2015 SPRING SEASON INFORMATION

The Dallas Opera celebrates its Fifty-Eighth 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 begins one hour prior to curtain, at most performances excluding FIRST NIGHT of the season.

 

A RARE DALLAS OPERA DOUBLE BILL:

 

LA WALLY by Alfredo Catalani

January 30, February 1(m), 4 and 7, 2015

The Climactic Final Act!

First performed in Milan, Italy on January 20, 1892

Text by Luigi Illica after Wilhelmine von Hillern’s story, Die Geyer-Wally

Time: Around the year 1800

Place: The Austrian Alps

Conductor: Anthony Barrese

Stage Director: Candace Evans

Scenic Design: TBD

Costume Design: TBD

Lighting Design: TBD

Wig & make-up Design: David Zimmerman

Chorus Master: Alexander Rom

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Williams (Wally), Rodrigo Garciarroyo* (Giuseppe Hagenbach) and Jennifer Chung (WalterA Brand-New Dallas Opera Production!

 

EVEREST by Joby Talbot

January 30, February 1(m), 4 and 7, 2015

A New Production and a Dallas Opera World Premiere!

Text by Gene Scheer

Time: Modern Day

Place: In the Death Zone on Mount Everest

Conductor: Nicole Paiement

Stage Director: Leonard Foglia

Scenic Design: Robert Brill

Costume Design: TBD

Video Design: Elaine J. McCarthy

Lighting Design: TBD

Wig & make-up Design: David Zimmerman

Chorus Master: Alexander Rom

Starring: Andrew Bidlack (Rob Hall), Sasha Cooke (Jan Arnold), Kevin Burdette* (Beck Weathers) and Craig Verm* (Doug Hansen).

 

LA BOHÈME by Giacomo Puccini

March 13, 15(m), 18, 21, 27 and 29(m), 2015

A passionate and timeless masterpiece in a beloved period production

An opera in four acts first performed in Turin, Italy on February 1, 1896

Text by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after Henry Murger’s novel Scènes de la vie de bohème

Time: mid-19th century

Place: The Latin Quarter of Paris, France

Conductor: Riccardo Frizza*

Stage Director: Peter Kazaras

Scenic Design: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Costume Design: Peter J. Hall

Lighting Design: Thomas C. Hase

Wig & make-up Design: David Zimmerman

Chorus Master: Alexander Rom

Children’s Chorus Master: Melinda Cotton

Starring: Ana Maria Martinez (Mimi), Bryan Hymel (Rodolfo), Davinia Rodriguez* (Musetta), Jonathan Beyer (Marcello), Alexander Vinogradov* (Colline), Stephen LaBrie (Schaunard) and Stefan Szkafarowsky (Benoit).

One of the Dallas Opera’s Most Popular!

 

IOLANTA by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

April 10, 12(m), 15 and 18, 2015

A rarely performed Tchaikovsky gem, set in Medieval Provence!

First performed in St. Petersburg, Russia on December 18, 1892

Text by Modest Tchaikovsky based on the Danish play King Rene’s Daughter by Henrik Hertz

Time: The 15th century

Place: Provence, a mountainous region in Southern France

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume

Stage Director: Christian Räth

Scenic Design: TBD

Costume Design: TBD

Video Design: Elaine J. McCarthy

Lighting Design: Thomas C. Hase

Wig & make-up Design: David Zimmerman

Chorus Master: Alexander Rom

Starring: Ekaterina Scherbachenko* (Iolanta), Sergey Skorokhodov* (Count Vaudémont), Joanna Mongiardo* (Brigitta), Lauren McNeese (Laura), Tamara Mumford* (Marta), Andrei Bondarenko** (Robert, Duke of Burgandy), Mikhail Kolelishvili (Renè, King of Provence), Andrew Bidlack (Alméric), Vladislav Sulimsky** (Ibn-Hakia) and Jordan Bisch (Bertrand).

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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