2015–2016 Season Seeking the Human Element

“We’re going to be exploring new territory all season long — and we want you to share in the adventure!”

— General Director & CEO Keith Cerny

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Great Scott

Opera star Arden Scott returns to her hometown to save the struggling company that launched her career. The opening night performance of the long-lost opera she discovered falls on the same night as the home team’s first Championship (Go, Grizzlies!). The fate of the company hangs in the balance as Arden discovers that greatness is truly a matter of heart.

Starring Joyce DiDonatoFrederica von StadeAilyn PérezNathan Gunn

Conductor Patrick Summers • Director Jack O’Brien • Production design Bob Crowley

Sung in English with supertitles

October 30 • November 1, 4, 7, 15



It’s not enough to live for art when the winds of change threaten to radically reshape the political landscape. Love, lust and loyalty blend with political intrigue and romance in this action-packed opera; one of the Dallas Opera’s most popular productions!

Starring Emily MageeGiancarlo Monsalve* • Raymond AcetoWilliam Ferguson

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Director Ellen Douglas Schlaefer


Sung in Italian with English supertitles

November 6, 8, 11, 14, 20, 22


Becoming Santa Claus

In an Elven kingdom in the Far, Far North, Prince Claus will celebrate his 13th birthday with the party to end all parties; however, a bright star has signaled a momentous birth. Claus decides to dazzle this newborn with an assortment of the very latest gifts before discovering that love is the most treasured gift of all. A witty, wise and wonderful addition to your holidays!

Starring Juan José de LeónJennifer Rivera* • Matthew Boehler

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Director Paul Curran


Sung in English with supertitles

December 4, 6, 9, 12



Set in late 19th century France, this is a timeless tale of young love and the allure of life’s unavoidable temptations. Can a woman with a taste for the best things in life sacrifice it all – for the one man whose love is both unconditional and never-ending?

Starring Ailyn PérezStephen CostelloEdwin Crossley-Mercer* • David Pittsinger*

Conductor Graeme Jenkins • Production E. Loren Meeker* • Director David McVicar • Production design Tanya McCallin


Sung in French with English supertitles

March 4, 6, 9, 12



The work that changed American Musical Theater forever. Show Boat carries us down the Mississippi through love’s choppy waters, as life rolls on for Magnolia and the gambling man she adores; a high watermark in this season’s extraordinary journey.

Starring Andriana Chuchman* • Michael Todd SimpsonAlyson Cambridge* • Morris Robinson

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume • Production Francesca Zambello • Director E. Loren Meeker • Scenic design Peter J. Davison


Sung in English with supertitles

April 15, 17, 20, 23, 29 • May 1