Monthly radio broadcast on WRR Classical 101 Topics will vary by month, exploring past, present and upcoming performances.
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Saturday, January 19th
Community Performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Bachman Lake Library
By John Davies / Sung in English
The Dallas Opera presents a family friendly performance of John Davies’ operatic interpretation of the classic children’s tale Jack and the Beanstalk. Set to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan of “Gilbert and Sullivan” fame you won’t want to miss this charming and witty opera that teaches the timeless lesson of The Golden Rule. Performance will be held in the libraries Black Box Theater
Composing Conversations with American Composer Dominick Argento
Join Dallas opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny for a conversation with composer Dominic Argento as they discuss creating new music for the 21st century. The event will also feature a performance by local North Texas Native Jennifer Youngs who will be making her Dallas Opera Mainstage Debut in The Aspern Papers when the performance opens April 12.
Jack and the Beanstalk at the Winspear Opera House
Join TDO for a family friendly Performance as we explore the world of Jack and the Beanstalk by John Davies and continue the fun of TDO’s new Kid’s Book club along with fun arts & crafts and activities that will inspire opera creation.
The performance features piano accompaniment and is presented in artistic collaboration with the Dallas Children's Theater. More info
CostSold Out $5, performance, lobby activities FREE and open to the public.
Sunday, January 27th
Music & Masterpieces presented in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art
Join the Dallas Opera and the Dallas Museum of art for a new interdisciplinary partnership uniting the performing arts with the visual arts in a new and exciting way. Each Music & Masterpieces program includes a performance by world-renowned musicians inspired by the DMA's special exhibitions or collection paired with a gallery tour.*
January's Music & Masterpieces event will feature Twyla Robinson accompanied by Charles Dillard.
Twyla Robinson’s incisive musicianship, ravishing vocal beauty, and dramatic delivery have taken her to the leading concert halls and opera stages of Europe and North America. As an opera singer, Ms. Robinson has won particular acclaim for her portrayal of Mozart heroines. In high demand for concert performances, Ms. Robinson regularly performs with top orchestras in the United States and Europe. Equally active as a recitalist, Ms. Robinson sang Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn as part of San Francisco Opera’s Song Recital Series, followed by four solo recitals under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation, including her New York recital debut at Merkin Concert Hall.
Cost Performance is FREE and beginning January 21st Admission to the Museum will also be FREE. Docent Led tour of the exhibit is FREE but space is limited.
Tickets will not be issued, all seating will be general admission in Horchow Auditorium
* as space allows, tour size will be limited
Tuesday, January 29th
The Aspern Papers Book Club - Kick Off
First of three sessions
Join TDO with special guest moderator Dr. Robert Scott Dupree, Professor of English and Director of Library & University Research at University of Dallas as we explore the inspiration of Dominick Argento's opera The Aspern Papers.
This session: Conflict of interest: Art vs. documentation in Henry James’ The Aspern Papers
The more we know about a work of art, the more we understand and appreciate. But where do we draw the line in exploring the personal life of the artist? More info
Where Dallas Opera Board Room, Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)