ABOC’S Masquerade: Opera Cabaret harkens back to the popular eighteenth century cabaret with music and masks taken from the most popular operas of the baroque era. These performances feature dazzling arias by Handel, Vivaldi, and their contemporaries, sung by popular Dallas sopranos Anna Fredericka Popova and Jendi Tarde, mezzo-soprano Laura Warriner Bray and countertenor Nicholas Garza, and accompanied by a full baroque orchestra on period instruments.
Audiences are encouraged to come disguised in their best Venetian masks for a chance to win prizes!
Established in 2017, by founders Artistic Director Eric Smith, General Manager Miguel Cantu IV, and Executive Director Hillary Coyle, the American Baroque Opera Co. presents to Dallas audiences intimate staged productions of operas from the Baroque era. In addition to presenting works of well known composers including Handel, Vivaldi, and Purcell, their mission is to resurrect the operas of lesser known baroque composers, famous in their day, whose operas have fallen into obscurity. The present their productions on period instruments with authentic historical performance practice, and are excited to educate and entertain new audiences with these masterpieces of the baroque.