The Dallas Opera
A Dallas tradition since 1957
Since its glittering, 1957 inaugural concert with the legendary Maria Callas, The Dallas Opera has made a national and international name for itself by discovering new world-class talents and enhancing the careers of important artists, directors and designers. As The Dallas Opera enters its 55th international season, the future has never looked brighter. The 2012/2013 Season:
Giacomo Puccini|April 5, 7, 10, 13, 19, 21
In Beijing‘s Forbidden City, a barbarian prince risks everything to win the hand (and ignite the love) of the cold and calculating Princess Turandot. Calàf‘s passionate pursuit of his elusive royal prize will test his wits and stamina, as well as his heart, in one of the 20th century‘s greatest and grandest operas! Soprano Lise Lindstrom will make her company debut in the role in which she has earned rave reviews at La Scala and The Met. This spectacular production, designed by Allen Charles Klein, marks the return of Maestro Marco Zambelli (Romeo and Juliet) to lead an inspiring, all-star cast!
Starring Lise Lindstrom, Antonello Palombi, Hei-Kyung Hong, Christian Van Horn
Conductor Marco Zambelli|Stage director Garnett Bruce
THE ASPERN PAPERS
Dominick Argento|April 12, 14, 17, 20, 28
New production celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Dallas Opera world premiere commission! To mark the 25th anniversary of this Dallas Opera world premiere, TDO has assembled an extraordinary team to create a brand-new production of Henry James‘ atmospheric tale. From the shores of Italy‘s Lake Como, across vast expanses of time, space and memory, The Aspern Papers will mesmerize audiences en route to its inevitable-yet-thrilling conclusion! Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham as Tina in her long-anticipated Dallas Opera debut, with soprano Carol Vaness as a famous diva, and baritone Nathan Gunn as an obsessed music lover who will stop at nothing in this dangerous game of cat and mouse!
Starring Susan Graham, Carol Vaness, Nathan Gunn, Joseph Kaiser
Conductor Graeme Jenkins|Stage director Tim Albery