2015–2016 Season Seeking the Human Element
“We’re going to be exploring new territory all season long — and we want you to share in the adventure!”
— General Director & CEO Keith Cerny
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Opera star Arden Scott returns to her hometown to save the struggling company that launched her career. The opening night performance of the long-lost opera she discovered falls on the same night as the home team’s first National Championship game (Go, Grizzlies!). The fate of the company hangs in the balance as Arden discovers that greatness is truly a matter of heart.
Starring Joyce DiDonato • Ailyn Pérez • Frederica von Stade • Nathan Gunn • Anthony Roth Costanzo
Conductor Patrick Summers • Director Jack O’Brien
Set and Costume Design Bob Crowley • Lighting Design Brian MacDevitt
Projection Design Elaine J. McCarthy
It’s not enough to live for art when the winds of change threaten to radically reshape the political landscape. Love, lust and loyalty blend with political intrigue and romance in this action-packed opera; one of the Dallas Opera’s most popular productions!
Starring Emily Magee • Giancarlo Monsalve • Raymond Aceto • Ryan Kuster
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Director Ellen Douglas Schlaefer
In an Elven kingdom in the Far, Far North, Prince Claus will celebrate his 13th birthday with the party to end all parties; however, a bright star has signaled a momentous birth. Claus decides to dazzle this newborn with an assortment of the very latest toys before discovering that love is the most treasured gift of all. A witty, wise and wonderful addition to your holidays!
Starring Jennifer Rivera • Jonathan Blalock • Matt Boehler
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Director Paul Curran
Set and Costume Design Gary McCann • Lighting Design Paul Hackenmueller • Projection Design Driscoll Otto
Set in late 18th century France, this is a timeless tale of young love and the allure of life’s unavoidable temptations. Can a woman with a taste for the best things in life sacrifice it all – for the one man whose love is both unconditional and never-ending?
Starring Ailyn Pérez • Stephen Costello • Edwin Crossley-Mercer • David Pittsinger
Conductor Graeme Jenkins • Production Sir David McVicar • Director E. Loren Meeker • Set and Costume Designer Tanya McCallin
The work that changed American Musical Theater forever. Show Boat carries us down the Mississippi through love’s choppy waters, as life rolls on for Magnolia and the gambling man she adores; a high watermark in this season’s extraordinary journey.
Starring Andriana Chuchman • Michael Todd Simpson • Lara Teeter • Alyson Cambridge • Angela Renée Simpson • Mary-Pat Green • Morris Robinson
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Production Francesca Zambello • Director E. Loren Meeker
Set Designer Peter J. Davison • Costume Designer Paul Tazewell