2016–2017 Family Season

 

There’s something for everyone at The Dallas Opera — even the youngest fans!

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The Three Little Pigs

by John Davies
October 23, 2016 & February 26, 2017

The Three Little Pigs

Our newest production is an adaptation, The Three Little Pigs, is based on music from operas by W.A. Mozart. This children’s opera tells the classic tale with an emphasis on the importance of reading and harnessing a love for learning as the three piggies do their best to keep Wolfgang Bigbad at bay. Sung in English. Adapted by John Davies

Sunday, October 23, 2016 and
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Winspear Opera House
12:30pm — The lobby will open for fun activities including crafts.
2:00pm — The Three Little Pigs (Sung in English).


Verdi and Company

November 13, 2016 & March 5, 2017

verdi and Co

Verdi and Company includes thrilling young artists performing selections with the acclaimed Dallas Opera Orchestra, as kids learn more about Verdi’s life from the composer himself! Fun for all ages!

Sunday, November 13, 2016 and Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Winspear Opera House
12:30pm — The lobby will open for fun activities including crafts.
2:00pm — Verdi & Company (Sung in Italian with some instrumental works).


Bastien and Bastienne

by W.A. Mozart
November 19, 2016 & April 22, 2017

Bastien and Bastienne

This charming, short, fully-staged comic opera by a very, very young Mozart centers on a lad and lassie with remarkably similar names, who fall in love but are separated – at least briefly – by worldly enticements. The one-act opera about a shepherdess and the boy she loves was meant to serve as a gentle parody of the pastoral works that were all the rage onstage in the late 1700s, but it already displays Mozart’s uncanny ability to write vocal music that reveals his characters while delighting the audience. Led by guest conductor Paolo Bressan, this early work of the master, created when Mozart was just twelve years old, also features a wise magician with questionable skills. Does he have “something up his sleeve” that will bring this couple back together?

Saturday, November 19, 2016 and Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Winspear Opera House
12:30pm — The lobby will open for fun activities including crafts.
2:00pm — Bastien and Bastienne (Sung in English).

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Upcoming Family Events
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    Sunday, October 23rd

    The Three Little Pigs - Family

    By John Davies | Sung in English with English Supertitles | No intermission

    The Dallas Opera presents The Three Little Pigs, an exciting new production for our Family Season / Educational Programs. Based on scenes from operas by Wolfgang A. Mozart, this children’s opera tells the classic tale with an emphasis on the importance of reading and harnessing a love for learning as the three piggies do their best to keep Wolfgang Bigbad at bay.

    Schedule

    • 12:30pm Lobby Activities
    • 2:00pm Performance
    • Family subscriptions still available!

    Where Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

    Cost $5

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    Sunday, November 13th

    Family Performance - Verdi and Company

    Sung in Italian with some instrumental works, English Supertitles | No intermission

    Verdi and Company includes thrilling young artists performing selections with the acclaimed Dallas Opera Orchestra, as kids learn more about Verdi's life from the composer himself! Fun for all ages!

    Schedule

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

    Where Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

    Cost $5