THE ASPERN PAPERS
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Performances
The season's performances of this production have concluded.

Dominick Argento
Sung in English with English supertitles
New production celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dallas Opera world premiere commission

A stranger appears at a once-grand home on Lake Como, seeking a room to rent. Although suspicious of his motives, a long-retired opera star and her niece agree to take the man in. The lodger, obsessed with a composer who died suddenly and tragically, is convinced his final masterpiece is somewhere in this home belonging to this retired opera star. A game of cat-and-mouse ensues over possession of the Aspern Papers. Stars mezzo-soprano Susan Graham as Tina in her long-anticipated Dallas Opera debut, with soprano Alexandra Deshorties as a famous diva, and baritone Nathan Gunn as an obsessed music lover. Read more>>

Starring Susan Graham, Alexandra Deshorties, Nathan Gunn, Joseph Kaiser
Conductor Graeme Jenkins
Stage director Tim Albery
Pre-opera talks by Christopher Anderson

Past productions

AIDA
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Performances
The season's performances of this production have concluded.

Giuseppe Verdi
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

In Ancient Egypt, a captive Ethiopian princess, Aida, is torn between her love for the Egyptian commander Radames and her loyalty to her own father and country. The lovers must fend off the schemes of a fiercely jealous Egyptian princess and decide whether true love trumps honor and duty. This 19th-century masterpiece proves that a pyramid may be the greatest love triangle of all! Read more >>

Starring Latonia Moore, Nadia Krasteva, Antonello Palombi, Lester Lynch
Conductor Graeme Jenkins
Stage director Garnett Bruce
Choreographer Kenneth von Heidecke
Pre-opera talks by Michael Heaston

TURANDOT
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Performances
The season's performances of this production have concluded.

Giacomo Puccini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

A barbarian prince comes to Beijing, China, where he is reunited with his long-lost father and a faithful servant before taking on his greatest challenge — answering three riddles to win the hand of Princess Turandot, although failure will cost him his life! This intriguing “battle of the sexes” also revolves around questions of family loyalty, faithfulness to duty, openness to emotion, and honesty to oneself. Read more >>

Starring Lise Lindstrom, Antonello Palombi, Hei-Kyung Hong, Christian Van Horn
Conductor Marco Zambelli
Stage director Garnett Bruce
Pre-opera talks by Hank Hammett