Iolanta

by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky • This rarely-performed Tchaikovsky gem, set in medieval Provence, tells the story of a kind-hearted young princess sheltered from the truth about herself – she was born blind. One day a stranger enters her private garden where, entranced by her beauty, he asks for a token to remember her by: a red rose. Through this simple request, many lives are changed forever. Love and duty, deception and faith collide in this gentle fairytale romance performed by a superb Russian/American ensemble, staged by German director Christian Räth (Tristan & Isolde), and featuring a gorgeous and lushly romantic score conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume.

Starring Ekaterina ScherbachenkoSergei SkorokhodovJoanna MongiardoLauren McNeeseTamara MumfordAndrei BondarenkoMikhail Kolelishvili

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Director Christian Räth

Family Rating Drama, intense visuals. Rated PG

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Sung in Russian with English supertitles

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Performances (2015)
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    Fri 4/10/15 7:30pm

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    Sun 4/12/15 2:00pm

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    Wed 4/15/15 7:30pm

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    Sat 4/18/15 7:30pm