The Dallas Opera: Tthe Aspern Papers

The Dallas Opera

The Aspern Papers

by Dominick Argento

April 12 – 28, 2013


New production celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dallas Opera world premiere commission

A stranger appears at a once-grand home on Lake Como, seeking a room to rent. Although suspicious of his motives, a long-retired opera star and her niece agree to take the man in. The lodger, obsessed with a composer who died suddenly and tragically, is convinced his final masterpiece is somewhere in this home belonging to this retired opera star. A game of cat-and-mouse ensues over possession of the Aspern Papers.

Stars mezzo-soprano Susan Graham as Tina in her long-anticipated Dallas Opera debut, with soprano Alexandra Deshorties as a famous diva, and baritone Nathan Gunn as an obsessed music lover.


Susan Graham
Alexandra Deshorties
Nathan Gunn
Joseph Kaiser


Conductor Graeme Jenkins
Stage director Tim Albery

Sung in English with English supertitles

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