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    Saturday, February 1st

    Family Concert

    Our Family Concert is a parade of opera’s greatest hits by Mozart, Argento, Floyd, Offenbach, Gounod, and Delibes. Opera fans of all ages will hear a variety of types of arias and overtures. You may recognize many of them!

    The Family Concert features the Dallas Opera Orchestra conducted by Anthony Barrese. Be sure to come early to enjoy family activities in the lobby! More info

    Schedule

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

    Where Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

    Cost $5, performance, lobby activities FREE and open to the public.
    Subscription Packages on sale NOW! A family of four can see three family-friendly opera performances for just $48

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    Sunday, February 9th

    Dallas Opera Guild Opera Insights - DEATH AND THE POWERS

    Learn about Tod Machover's DEATH AND THE POWERS during a panel discussion with the cast and production team, moderated by Dallas Opera Artistic Director Jonathan Pell.
    Panel will include
    Tod Machover - Composer
    Nicole Paiement - Conductor
    Robert Orth - Simon Powers/Robot 1
    Andrew Eggert - Associate Stage Director

    Time 2:00pm

    Where Hamon Hall, Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

    Cost FREE, no RSVP required, simply come and enjoy!

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    Wednesday, February 12th

    Death and the Powers - Opening Night

    By Tod Machover | Sung in English with English Supertitles

    Science fiction and poignant family drama combine in one of the most stunning, cutting-edge operas of the 21st century, coming to the stage of the Winspear Opera House.

    This visually spectacular robot pageant tells the story of a terminally ill billionaire, who downloads his consciousness into “the System” and proceeds to use all his powers to persuade his loved ones to join him there. Without bodies, without the possibility of touch, sex, suffering, and death — are we still genuinely human?

    Explore these existential questions and much more in a piece Variety described as “playful, lyrical and…mesmerizing.”

    Time 7:30pm

    Where Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

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    Friday, February 14th

    Death and the Powers

    By Tod Machover | Sung in English with English Supertitles

    Science fiction and poignant family drama combine in one of the most stunning, cutting-edge operas of the 21st century, coming to the stage of the Winspear Opera House.

    This visually spectacular robot pageant tells the story of a terminally ill billionaire, who downloads his consciousness into “the System” and proceeds to use all his powers to persuade his loved ones to join him there. Without bodies, without the possibility of touch, sex, suffering, and death — are we still genuinely human?

    Explore these existential questions and much more in a piece Variety described as “playful, lyrical and…mesmerizing.”

    Time 7:30pm

    Where Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

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    Saturday, February 15th

    Death and the Powers

    By Tod Machover | Sung in English with English Supertitles

    Science fiction and poignant family drama combine in one of the most stunning, cutting-edge operas of the 21st century, coming to the stage of the Winspear Opera House.

    This visually spectacular robot pageant tells the story of a terminally ill billionaire, who downloads his consciousness into “the System” and proceeds to use all his powers to persuade his loved ones to join him there. Without bodies, without the possibility of touch, sex, suffering, and death — are we still genuinely human?

    Explore these existential questions and much more in a piece Variety described as “playful, lyrical and…mesmerizing.”

    Time 7:30pm

    Where Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

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    Sunday, February 16th

    Death and the Powers - Final Performance

    By Tod Machover | Sung in English with English Supertitles

    Science fiction and poignant family drama combine in one of the most stunning, cutting-edge operas of the 21st century, coming to the stage of the Winspear Opera House.

    This visually spectacular robot pageant tells the story of a terminally ill billionaire, who downloads his consciousness into “the System” and proceeds to use all his powers to persuade his loved ones to join him there. Without bodies, without the possibility of touch, sex, suffering, and death — are we still genuinely human?

    Explore these existential questions and much more in a piece Variety described as “playful, lyrical and…mesmerizing.”

    Time 2:00pm

    Where Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

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    Sunday, February 16th

    Death and the Powers Global Simulcast

    Click on More Info for detailed information about the simulcast and various locations. More info

    Time 2:00pm

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    Saturday, February 22nd

    Craft Brewery Tour

    Presented in partnership with the Dallas Brew Bus

    New to opera and not sure where to start learning more? A long time ticket holder and looking for a way to introduce your friends to this beautiful art form? Then join the Dallas Opera for a fun and unique way to explore Opera, a Craft Beer Tour! We’ll visit three local breweries and talk about what they have in common with our current season By Love Transformed. Attendees will also receive a special ticket offer to see the remaining productions. Tour ticket includes a souvenir sample glass, 4 samples at each brewery, lite snack courtesy of LUCK restaurant and fun trivia on the bus with prizes from the breweries we’ll be visiting as well as from the Dallas Opera. Breweries include Lakewood Brewery, Four Corners Brewing Co. and Community Beer Company. Seating is limited so buy your ticket today! Must be 21 or older with valid ID to attend tour.

    Schedule

    • 11:00 am arrive at Community Beer Co. to meet tour bus. Free parking is available
    • 11:15 am Depart to first brewery
    • 4:00 pm Estimate return time to return to Community Beer Co. after visiting first two establishments

    Where Community Beer Company (map)

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    Tuesday, February 25th

    Dallas Opera Perspectives: Korngold: The Lost Musician?

    Presented in partnership with the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

    Using the opera Die tote Stadt as a touchstone, panelists will discuss Erich Wolfgang Korngold as a Viennese musical prodigy and composer bridging old-world compositions and Hollywood film scores. Themes will include the exodus of composers and artists who fled Europe for the United States due to Nazi threat, the classification of artists as degenerate due to subject matter and Jewish ancestry, and how the Holocaust affected the direction of classical music in both Europe and in Hollywood. Musical selections from Die Tote Stadt will be performed by Morgan Smith and Angela Turner Wilson.

    Panelists will include:
    Keith Cerny, The Dallas Opera, General Director and CEO
    Dr. Timothy Jackson, Professor of Music Theory, University of North Texas
    Barton Weiss, Associate Professor of Film/Video, University of Texas Arlington and 3 Stars Jewish Cinema
    and Moderated by
    Cantor Richard Cohn, Temple Emanu-El

    Discussion will be held in Zale Auditorium.

    Time 6:30pm

    Where The Jewish Community Center of Dallas (map) (directions)

    Cost $5, Parking FREE Tickets on sale now!

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    Thursday, February 27th

    2014 Juanita and Henry S. Miller Founders Award Luncheon honoring Carol and Don Glendenning

    This highly-anticipated event is held each year to honor a family’s extraordinary commitment to the arts in Dallas. The 2014 recipients are Carol and Don Glendenning.

    We hope you will join us at Dallas Country Club on Thursday, February 27th. All proceeds from the event support The Dallas Opera, its productions, and its family education programs, which reach over 25,000 children and adults each year.

    Founders Luncheon Chair: Therese Rourk

    Invitations will be mailed in January
    To purchase tickets contact Susan McIntyre at 214-443-1049

    Schedule

    • 11:30am reception
    • Noon - 1:30pm luncheon, award presentation, and performance by baritone Morgan Smith

    Where Dallas Country Club

    Cost Tickets start at $175