Titus Art Song Recital Series featuring Matthew Polenzani at SMU Caruth Auditorium, Owen Art Center
Please join us for the second Robert E and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series featuring Matthew Polenzani with acclaimed pianist Julius Drake. A recital series created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving the fine art of “art song.”
Matthew Polenzani has been astounding audiences at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and around the world in recent years with his expressive musicality and passionate performances. His recent collaboration with Drake evokes the “golden age” of recitalists, unafraid to blend and emote as the musical phrase strikes them.
The program (subject to alteration) will open with Beethoven’s “Adelaide,” Op. 46, based on an early German poem of the Romantic Era about an unattainable woman, and continue with songs by Franz Liszt; Five Popular Greek Melodies, a song cycle by Maurice Ravel; Three Melodies by Erik Satie and Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs, Op. 29, based on Irish poems from the Middle Ages translated by 20th century literary luminaries including W.H. Auden, Chester Kallman, Seán Ó’Faoláin and Howard Mumford Jones.
This recital marks Polenzani’s hotly anticipated Texas debut.
Performance January 11, 2015 Tickets go on sale Nov. 20!
Dallas Opera Perspectives presents Gene Scheer with Beck Weathers
Join The Dallas Opera for an extraordinary conversation between Dr. Beck Weathers and librettist Gene Scheer of EVEREST about one of the deadliest days in the mountain’s history.
Eight people died near the summit of the world’s highest peak within one 24-hour period in May of 1996. Weathers managed to survive some of the harshest weather on the planet and make his way back to camp, despite severe frostbite, after having been left for dead.
Their intimate conversation about the harrowing experience (as well as its aftermath) informs the latest installment of our ongoing series “Dallas Opera Perspectives.”
Why settle for second and third-person narratives when you can hear the whole story for yourself? A unique perspective available to a select few who seize this opportunity to encounter history.
For information on parking click the directions link below.
CostFREE with RSVP, Seating is extremely limited. Once full, a wait list will begin.
Friday, January 23rd
Dallas Opera presents Joby Talbot at Perot Mususem of Nature and Science
Discovery is a lifelong adventure. That's why the Perot Museum offers a wide range of social and educational opportunities just for adults. Chat with local experts. Attend a cutting-edge demonstration. Stir up a conversation over cocktails. Or enjoy exclusive access to their interactive exhibits — without the pressure to yield to curious young guests!
All new, all fun. Fit the Perot Museum and the Dallas Opera into your social calendar!
The theme of the January 23rd Social Science event will be Mixology and joining the fun will be English composer Joby Talbot who has written music for a wide variety of platforms, including instrumental and vocal concert works, dance scores and music for film and television. This wide range of styles and compositions has made Talbot known to many different audiences. Prominent compositions include the a cappella Path of Miracles (2005), the ballets Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2011) and The Winter's Tale (2014), and film score The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005). Talbot’s most recent work, Everest, and will premiere on January 30, 2015 at The Dallas Opera.
There will also be a performance by a member of The Dallas Opera Young Artist program.
Be sure to make a night of it as the museum will have various guest speakers, interactive demonstrations and discussions, performances.
7:00 pm Doors Open for Social Science
7:30 pm performance by Young Artist
8:00 pm Dallas Opera presentation with Joby Talbot composer for the World Premiere of Everest.
Where Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 North Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201, United States (directions)
Cost $13 for Perot Museum Members, $18 for Non-Perot Museum Members
Tickets are limited. Buy today and guarantee your space. Social Science is reserved for guests age 21 years in age or older only.
Sunday, January 25th
Dallas Opera Guild Opera Insights
Learn about The Dallas Opera World Premiere Everest during a panel discussion with the cast and production team, moderated by Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny. Joining us for this panel will be
Librettist Nicole Paiement
Conductor Leonard Foglia
Director Kevin Burdett
Performing in the role of Beck Weathers Sasha Cooke
Performing in the role of Jan Arnold
CostFREE, no RSVP required, simply come and enjoy!
Friday, January 30th
La Wally, Act IV / Everest - Opening Night
By Alfred Catalani | Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
Set high in the Austrian Alps, the first half of this exciting double bill is the climactic final act of an opera about a free-spirited and fiercely passionate young woman who realizes, too late, that love delayed isn't always love denied.
Everest World Premiere
By Joby Talbot | Sung in English with English Supertitles
On the slopes of Mount Everest, luck and the weather can turn with equal ferocity and swiftness, and dreams die even for the most valiant of men. Composer Joby Talbot joins forces with librettist Gene Scheer to bring us this breathtaking Dallas Opera world premiere! More info