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    Saturday, February 2nd

    Family Concert

    A parade of opera’s greatest hits. From Mozart to Puccini and Bizet to TDO favorite Jake Heggie, we’ll have something for opera fans of all ages including fun family friendly activities prior to the performance that will be free and open to the public. More info

    Schedule

    • 12:30 pm Lobby Activities
    • 2:00 pm Performance Begins

    Where Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

    Cost $5, performance.
    Lobby activities FREE and open to the public.

  • Past
    Saturday, February 2nd

    A special concert with Marcello Giordani and Friends with special guest conductor Evan Rogister and the Dallas Opera Orchestra

    Join Marcello Giordani and Evan Rogister for a special one-time, one night only special event. Marcello Giordani has been hailed by the international press as one of the most important tenors on the opera stage today. He has appeared in all of the world’s major opera houses and has sung with many of today’s most renowned conductors. Evan Rogister's operatic debut took place at the Houston Grand Opera with performances of Hänsel und Gretel and later La boheme while serving as a conducting fellow in a position created for him by music director Patrick Summers. His Seattle Opera debut met with great critical acclaim conducting the renowned Robert Lepage production of Bluebeard’s Castle/Erwartung, about which the Seattle Post Intelligencer, said he “…made the orchestra sound like another -- electrifying with total attention to detail.”

    Time 7:30pm

    Where Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

    Cost $25

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    Saturday, February 9th

    Inside the Dallas Opera with WRR Classical 101

    Monthly radio broadcast on WRR Classical 101 Topics will vary by month, exploring past, present and upcoming performances.

    Where WRR Classical 101

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    Saturday, February 9th

    Bon Appetit with Susan Nicely as Julia Child

    First of two showings
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    Due to the popularity of this event requests for reservations are no longer being accepted. Patrons wishing to attend should arrive 20 minutes prior to show time to have their name placed on a wait list. If seats become available patrons will be allowed to enter but only if space allows.
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    The Dallas Opera is presenting two FREE performances of BON APPÉTIT! (sung entirely in English). This witty, warm-hearted opera premiered in 1989 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. So combine your passion for food and art and be part of the “studio-audience” for this lively taping and watch as Susan Nicely brings an American Icon to life thru the joy and pitfalls of baking a chocolate cake.

    Just last season, mezzo Susan Nicely made a memorable appearance as the loyal Annina in Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA, Journalist Mark-Brian Sonna of Pegasus News praised her performance, saying, she “has a way of singing that is enchanting to the ears.” Her portrayal of the eccentric ‘French Chef’ in Atlanta prompted critic Pierre Ruhe of the Atlantic Journal Constitution to write: “With Susan Nicely’s lovely mezzo-soprano, precise diction and sharp acting; Nicely plays Julia Child with a devilish twinkle making this highly amusing short opera a delight.”

    She will be accompanied by pianist Mary Dibbern, Music Director for Education and Family Programs at the Dallas Opera.

    Time 11:30am

    Where Farmer's Market Demonstration Kitchen (map) (directions)

  • Past
    Saturday, February 9th

    Bon Appetit with Susan Nicely as Julia Child

    Second of two showings
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    Due to the popularity of this event requests for reservations are no longer being accepted. Patrons wishing to attend should arrive 20 minutes prior to show time to have their name placed on a wait list.  If seats become available patrons will be allowed to enter but only if space allows. 
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    Combine your passion for food and art and be part of the “studio-audience” for this lively taping and watch as Susan Nicely brings an American Icon to life thru the joy and pitfalls of baking a chocolate cake.

    Time 2:00pm

    Where Farmer's Market Demonstration Kitchen (map) (directions)

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    Tuesday, February 26th

    FREE Event - The Aspern Papers Book Club - Session 2

    Second 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: Novella to Libretto: Making a text singable
    How does a librettist approach the problems posed by the adaptation of a literary work for the purposes of musical composition? More info

    Time 6:30pm

    Where Dallas Opera Board Room, Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

    Cost FREE, with RSVP

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    Thursday, February 28th

    Juanita and Henry S. Miller Founders Luncheon

    This annual luncheon brings together Dallas leaders to recognize and celebrate an arts leader who has shared their support and time to promote the opera and all arts in Dallas. The 2013 Founders Award recipients are Joy and Ronald Mankoff. For more information, please contact Susan McIntyre at 214-443-1049

    Time 11:30am

    Where Brookhollow Golf Club, 8301 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235

    Cost $175 individual ticket, $300 Patron ticket