THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT: TDO FAMILY SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES FOR 2012-13

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014

suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org

Or Megan Meister 214-443-1071

megan.meister@dallasopera.org

                                                               

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT

 TDO FAMILY SUBSCRIPTION

PACKAGES FOR 2012-13

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INCLUDING BUDGET-MINDED FAMILY SUBSCRIPTION

TAKING PLACE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

JUST $12 PER PERSON

TO SEE 3 PERFORMANCES!

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SINGLE TICKETS FOR FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES AND PERFORMANCES ARE JUST $5 PER PERSON

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FAMILY PROGRAMMING IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY THE PEROT FOUNDATION EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

            DALLAS, MAY 3, 2012 – The Dallas Opera, in an effort to present a greater variety of options to families seeking to acquaint their younger members with the joys of opera, is proud to announce a new program: TDO Family Subscription Packages.

For just $12 per person ($48 total), a family of four can experience three different types of opera performances over the course of a year, and have access to fun-filled, interactive lobby demonstrations and activities prior to each family performance.

Single admission tickets for each performance are only $5.  Both can be purchased through the Dallas Opera Ticket Services Office at 214.443.1000 or online, 24/7, at dallasopera.org/family.

Dallas Opera Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Community Development Jennifer Schuder explains: “This is a terrific opportunity to check-out our very popular production of Georges Bizet’s DOCTOR MIRACLE, a charming operetta for all ages, as well as a brand-new production of John Davies’ operatic tale of JACK AND THE BEANSTALK designed by the Dallas Opera’s own Tommy Bourgeoise.

“We have also decided to do more to bring kids, orchestras, and rising young opera stars together this year,” adds Ms. Schuder, “prompting us to schedule another outstanding TDO Family Concert, which is fast becoming a North Texas tradition, and to perform DOCTOR MIRACLE with the Dallas Opera Orchestra rather than a simple piano accompaniment.”

TDO FAMILY PERFORMANCE OFFERINGS:

TDO FAMILY CONCERT

Our family concert typically features selections by Mozart, Puccini, Bizet, Rossini, and Jake Heggie.  Come early for related crafts and activities in the spacious lobby of the Winspear Opera House, and stay for an afternoon of unforgettable music-making!  This year’s TDO Family Concert will feature TDO Orchestra and rising young opera stars and will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  Single tickets are $5.

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Both you and the kids can settle in for a fully staged production of John Davies’ delightful opera JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, with lyrics constructed on the effervescent patter songs and melodies of 19th century British composer, Sir Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert & Sullivan fame).  But don’t stop there—participate ahead of time in our interactive TDO Kids Book Club and get more out of your outing.

Performances will take place at the Winspear Opera House on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  Single tickets are $5.

DOCTOR MIRACLE

The Dallas Opera will present a fully staged, 45-minute performance of Bizet’s DOCTOR MIRACLE at the Winspear Opera House.  This comic gem filled with love, wacky disguises, and omelets is the perfect children’s introduction to this unique art form.  And Bizet’s music (after all, he later composed Carmen and The Pearl Fishers), will enchant both young and old.  Performances on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (part of Family Subscription) and Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (part of Family Subscription).  Single tickets are $5.

ALSO AT TDO’S SUMMER@THEOPERA…

campTDO™

Designed for kids from kindergarten through 5th grade, campTDO encourages hands-on exploration of John Davies’ opera, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.  This three-hour camp shows youngsters how operas are created and produced at the Dallas Opera Rehearsal and Production Center located just outside Fair Park.  Each camp session will conclude with a fully staged performance of JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, performed by TDO professional teaching artists.  Come join in the fun Friday, June 22, 2012 and Friday, July 27, 2012 from 9:00 until noon.

Cost: $25 per child, $20 for Dallas Opera subscribers.

DOCTOR MIRACLE

The Dallas Opera will present Bizet’s DOCTOR MIRACLE at Dallas Children’s Theater.  A hilarious, fully-staged one-act opera about a young man’s quest to marry his true love, the mayor’s daughter. He must disguise himself as a servant who makes a “poison” omelet, and as a doctor who saves the family — all for the sake of true love. Will the happy couple get married? Join TDO and find out.  Performances on Sunday, June 10, 2012 and Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. 

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            THE DALLAS OPERA GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES

THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FOUNDATION,

PRESENTER OF THE 2011-2012 SEASON

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE “TRAGIC OBSESSIONS SEASON”

IS CONVENIENTLY AVAILABLE ONLINE, 24/7

VISIT WWW.DALLASOPERA.ORG AND CHECK THE CALENDAR LISTINGS

For high-resolution, digital photographs suitable for print

To arrange an interview

Or for additional information

Please contact Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

214.443.1014 or suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org

 

THE DALLAS OPERA WISHES TO EXPRESS ITS GRATITUDE TO OUR EXCLUSIVE PARTNERS:

 

AMERICAN AIRLINES – OFFICIAL AIRLINE OF THEDALLAS OPERA

LEXUS – OFFICIAL VEHICLE OF THEDALLAS OPERA

CARTIER – OFFICIAL JEWELER & WATCHMAKER OF THEDALLAS OPERA

ROSEWOOD CRESCENT HOTEL – OFFICIAL HOTEL OF THE DALLAS OPERA

 

THE DALLAS OPERA 2011-2012 SPRING SEASON INFORMATION

The Dallas Opera celebrates its Fifty-FifthInternational Season in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in downtown Dallas. With the exception of Tristan & Isolde, evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees will begin at 2:00 p.m.  Tristan’s evening performances will start at 7:00 p.m. and matinees at 2:00 p.m.   English translations will be projected above the stage at every performance.  Assistance is available for the hearing impaired.

 

LA TRAVIATA by Giuseppe Verdi

April 13, 15(m), 18, 21, 27 & 29(m), 2012

Let’s Party Like It’s 1849!

An opera in three acts first performed in Venice at Teatro La Fenice, March 6, 1853

Text by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Alexandre Dumas’ play, La dame aux camélias

Time: 19th century

Place: Paris

Conductor: Marco Guidarini

Stage Director: Bliss Hebert

Production Design: Allen Charles Klein

Lighting Design: Thomas Hase

Choreographer: Rosa Mercedes*

Wig & make-up Design: David Zimmerman

Chorus Master: Alexander Rom

Starring: Myrtò Papatanasiu** (Violetta Valéry), James Valenti (Alfredo Germont), Laurent Naouri* (Giorgio Germont), Amanda Crider* (Flora Bervoix), Timothy Mix* (Baron Douphol), Mark McCrory (Marchese D’Obigny), Ethan Herschenfeld* (Doctor Grenvil), and Susan Nicely (Annina).

 

THE MAGIC FLUTE by W.A. Mozart

April 20, 22(m), 25, 28, May 4 & 6(m), 2012

Hearts Tested, Tried and True!

An opera in two acts first performed in Vienna, September 30, 1791.

Text by Emanuel Schikaneder.

Time: Legendary

Place: Mythological Egypt

Conductor: Graeme Jenkins

Production: August Everding

Stage Director: Matthew Lata

Scenic Design: Jörg Zimmermann*

Costume Design: Renate Kalanke*

Lighting Design: Duane Schuler

Wig & make-up Design: David Zimmerman

Chorus Master: Alexander Rom

Children’s Chorus Master: Melinda Cotten

Starring: Ava Pine (Pamina), Shawn Mathey* (Tamina), Patrick Carfizzi (Papageno), L’ubica Vargicová* (The Queen of the Night), Raymond Aceto (Sarastro), Kevin Langan (The Speaker), David Cangelosi (Monostatos), Angela Mannino* (Papagena), Caitlin Lynch* (First Lady), Lauren McNeese* (Second Lady), Maya Lahyani* (Third Lady), Aaron Blake (First Man in Armour) and Darren K. Stokes* (Second Man in Armour).

 

*DallasOpera Debut

** American Debut

 

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The Dallas Opera is supported, in part, by funds from:  City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs; TACA; the Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)American Airlines is the official airline of The Dallas Opera.  Lexus is the official vehicle of The Dallas Opera.  Cartier is the official jeweler and watchmaker of The Dallas Opera.  Rosewood Crescent Hotel is the official hotel of The Dallas Opera.  Advertising support from The Dallas Morning News.  A special thanks to Mrs. William W. Winspear and the Elsa von Seggern Foundation for their continuing support.

 

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