FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, March 25, 2019
Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014
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Don’t Miss Your One Chance to Experience
Three of the Finest Tenors of Our Time:
“FABIANO, HYMEL & POLENZANI”
With The Dallas Opera Orchestra
Conducted by Maestro Carlo Montanaro
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas TX
Centerpiece of 2019 Dallas Opera Gala
Concert Tickets Include Access to After Party With Complimentary Wine, Beer and Band!
DALLAS, TX, MARCH 25, 2019 – The Dallas Opera is proud to present three of the most sought-after tenors of the 21st century as they perform a tremendously exciting program of classic opera arias, Broadway favorites and American standards.
“Fabiano, Hymel, and Polenzani” will perform together onstage for the very first time on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (please note special time) in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, as the centerpiece of The 2019 Dallas Opera Gala, an elegant annual spring fundraiser.
“The V.I.P. Experience” includes pre-concert reception, premium concert seats, seated dinner and the After Party. Additional information and pricing are available at https://dallasopera.org/performance/tdo-gala/.
Concert tickets may be purchased separately by calling The Dallas Opera Ticket Office at 214.443.1000 or visiting https://dallasopera.org/performance/one-night-only/.
Single tickets for the concert are priced at $50 to $275 each and include free access to the exciting post-performance After Party—with live music and complimentary beer and wine—in the magnificent lobby of the Winspear Opera House.
Internationally-acclaimed American tenors Michael Fabiano, Bryan Hymel and Matthew Polenzani will perform with The Dallas Opera Orchestra under the baton of renowned Italian guest conductor Carlo Montanaro.
Each of these magnificent artists is “at the top of his game.” This season alone, their schedules reveal an impressive array of “must see” concerts and performances including:
- Michael Fabiano – Boito’s Mefistofele at the Metropolitan Opera; Puccini’s La bohème at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago; Concert in Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow; Massenet’s Werther at Sydney Opera House; Gounod’s Faust at London’s Royal Opera House; Rigoletto at Berlin State Opera and Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco at Madrid’s Teatro Real.
- Bryan Hymel – Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes at Bavarian State Opera; Puccini’s La bohème at Vienna State Opera; Bizet’s Carmen at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; and a solo concert in Prague with the Janáček Philharmonic.
- Matthew Polenzani – Mozart’s Idomeneo for Lyric Opera of Chicago; Concert, New World Center, Miami; La bohème at Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Italy; Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at the Met (role debut); Carnegie Hall recital; La clemenza di Tito at the Metropolitan Opera; Carmen (role debut) at San Francisco Opera.
- Carlo Montanaro – Lucia di Lammermoor for Opera Australia (Sydney Opera House); Rigoletto for Montréal Opera; The Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera (faculty); Madama Butterfly for Polish National Opera; Il trovatore at Seattle Opera’s McCaw Hall; Werther in the Sydney Opera House for Opera Australia; and Mozart’s Requiem at Teatro Regio di Parma (Italy).
The Dallas Opera, with support from Holly and Tom Mayer, invites you to experience these four world-class artists performing together for the first time. The trio, conducted by Maestro Montanaro, will sing a selection of Opera’s most memorable moments from Turandot, Pagliacci, Werther, L’elisir d’amore, Fedora, Eugene Onegin and La Gioconda. The program will also include an American Song medley and unforgettable songs from some of the finest productions of the twentieth-century musical stage.
“Maestro Montanaro and these incredibly gifted tenors have come together in the prime of their careers to create an unforgettable evening of poignant and passionate performances,” explains Ian Derrer, The Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO. “The trio will perform highlights from the opera repertoire that have made them world famous, as well as audience favorites that originated under the bright lights of Broadway.
“It’s easy to see why true opera lovers are willing to travel long distances to experience these artists onstage, and why our patrons are already buzzing with anticipation.
“This opportunity to hear Michael Fabiano, Bryan Hymel and Matthew Polenzani, side by side,” Derrer adds, “is not likely to be repeated here in Dallas. Music lovers should take note and make the most of it!”
V.I.P. Gala Tickets include an exclusive pre-performance reception, the concert, a post-performance dinner curated and prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering, and a lively After Party featuring complimentary wine and beer.
Gold Box Gala Tickets start at $1,250 apiece – Tenor Orchestra Gala Tickets start at $1,000.
For additional information about the full gala package, please contact Dallas Opera Special Events Manager Tracy Mott at 214.443.1063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For single tickets and information regarding the concert itself, consult the friendly people in The Dallas Opera Ticket Office at 214.443.1000 or online at https://dallasopera.org/performance/one-night-only/
MICHAEL FABIANO Tenor
Of Michael Fabiano’s debut as Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera, The Sunday Times in London wrote: “I can’t think of a Lensky at Covent Garden who has held the audience so spellbound in 40 years of Onegin-going… a glorious debut.” The recipient of the 2014 Beverly Sills Artist Award and the 2014 Richard Tucker Award, Mr. Fabiano is the first singer to win both awards in the same year, and is considered one of the greatest tenors in the world today.
In the 2018/19 season, Mr. Fabiano made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Rodolfo, opening their season in a new production of La bohème. He returns to the Metropolitan Opera for his role debut as Faust in Boito’s Mefistofele followed by Rodolfo in La bohème, and portrays a second incarnation of Faust when he assumes the title role in the Gounod opera at the Royal Opera. His debut at Staatsoper Berlin follows, where he will sing the Duke in a new production of Rigoletto, followed by another role debut as Carlo VII in Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco (Joan of Arc) at the Teatro Real. This season, Fabiano opened the Royal Opera in a new production of La bohème conducted by Antonio Pappano, and sang the Duke in Rigoletto, a role in which he made his debut at the Los Angeles Opera. Mr. Fabiano sang his first Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon at the San Francisco Opera, with subsequent performances in Bilbao at ABAO-OLBE. He performed in recital for Oper Frankfurt, returned to the Metropolitan Opera for Rodolfo in La bohème, and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, a role he will reprise for Opera Australia, and sang Corrado in Il Corsaro at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. Both the La bohème and the Rigoletto from the Royal Opera as well as the La bohème from the Met received international HD broadcasts. In celebration of the Bernstein centennial, Mr. Fabiano finishes his season with a performance of excerpts from West Side Story at the Napa Valley Festival, and a Bernstein concert at the Ravinia Festival.
BRYAN HYMEL Tenor
Hailed by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung for his “range of expression and vocal power combined with the subtle art of characterization,” tenor Bryan Hymel is the winner of the 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for his trio of performances in Les Troyens, Robert le diable, and Rusalka at London’s Royal Opera House. The New York Times praised his “unflagging stamina and impetuous abandon” during his 2012 Metropolitan Opera debut as Énée in Les Troyens, for which he was presented with the Metropolitan Opera’s Beverly Sills Artist Award. An exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics, his first solo album Héroïque debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Classical Music chart, and earned Hymel the coveted Georges Thill Prize by the Académie Nationale du Disque Lyrique and the Newcomer of the Year Award from ECHO Klassik.
On the concert stage, Hymel has been seen in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 led by Gustavo Dudamel at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala; the Verdi Requiem with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and at the Edinburgh Festival under Donald Runnicles; Walter Braunfels’ Jeanne d’Arc with the Salzburg Festival; a European Tour of La Damnation de Faust with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse; Roger Waters’ Ça Ira at the Gothenburg Culture Festival and in its US debut with the Nashville Symphony; and in Berlioz’ Requiem with The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. A frequent collaborator with the PKF – Prague Philharmonia, he appeared at the Royal Opera House in Oman for a special New Year’s concert under Music Director Emmanuel Villaume, as well as concerts in Prague’s Smetana Hall and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. He made his debut in recital at London’s Wigmore Hall in 2016.
MATTHEW POLENZANI Tenor
One of the most gifted and distinguished lyric tenors of his generation, Matthew Polenzani’s elegant musicianship, innate sense of style, dramatic commitment, and timeless artistry have established his continued presence at leading operatic, concert and recital venues worldwide.
In his triumphant 2017-18 Season, Matthew returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago in two of his signature roles: the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto and Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles. His reprisal of Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at the Metropolitan Opera was praised by The New York Times for his “pliant strength and clarion tone” and was broadcast on PBS, as well as “The Met: Live in HD.” Mr. Polenzani traveled to Zürich Opera for his role debut as Rodolfo in Verdi’s Luisa Miller and to the Bavarian State Opera as Fernand in Donizetti’s La favorite, receiving rave reviews for both. He ended last season singing Rodolfo in La bohème at the Royal Opera House, heralded for his “pleasant lilt and clear timbre (Bachtrack).
Notable concert highlights last season included his performances as the tenor soloist in Haydn’s Creation with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival and his “A Night at the Opera” concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Other recent season highlights include his Don Ottavio in Michael Haneke’s acclaimed staging of Don Giovanni for Paris National Opera. He sang Werther at both the Bavarian and Vienna State Operas. His role debuts at the Metropolitan Opera include Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles and the title role of Roberto Devereux in a production by Sir David McVicar. Both operas were featured on the Met’s “Live in HD” series and subsequently released on DVD. To date, the acclaimed tenor has starred in more than 300 performances at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
Matthew Polenzani was the recipient of the 2004 Richard Tucker Award, the Metropolitan Opera’s 2008 Beverly Sills Award, and a 2017 Opera News Award.
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TICKET INFORMATION FOR THE 2018-2019 DALLAS OPERA SEASON
All performances are in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center unless otherwise indicated. Single tickets range from $19 to $289 (excluding boxes). Family performance tickets are just $5. For more information or to make your purchase, contact The Dallas Opera Ticket Office at 214.443.1000 or visit us online, 24/7, at www.dallasopera.org.
THE DALLAS OPERA 2018-2019 MAINSTAGE SEASON: SPRING
The Dallas Opera celebrates its 62nd International Season in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District. Evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated. English translations will be projected above the stage at every performance and assistance is available for the hearing impaired. With the exception of FIRST NIGHT, The Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talk will begin one hour prior to curtain, at most performances.
MANON LESCAUT by Giacomo Puccini
Semi-Staged Concert, March 1, 3 (m), 6, 9, 2019
Featuring images of select art works from the collections of The Dallas Museum of Art!
The woman who has everything discovers too late that she has nothing – without true love!
Libretto by Domenico Oliva and Luigi Illica
Time: Late 18th century
Place: France and America
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Director: Edward Berkeley
Costume Designer: Tommy Bourgeois
Lighting Designer: Krista Billings
Wig & Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard
Chorus Master: Alexander Rom
Starring: Kristin Lewis* (Manon Lescaut), Musa Ngqungwana (Lescaut), Gregory Kunde (Chevalier des Grieux), Andrea Silvestrelli (Geronte de Ravoir), Jonas Hacker* (Edmondo), Mark S. Doss (Innkeeper), Alyssa Martin (Singer), Matthew Grills* (Dance Master), Clay Hilley* (Lamplighter), Mark McCrory (Sergeant of the Royal Archers) and David Leigh* (Naval Captain).
LA BOHÈME by Giacomo Puccini
March 15, 17 (m), 20, 23, 29, 31 (m), 2019
The most timeless love story in all of opera returns to break your heart!
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Time: 19th century
Place: The Latin Quarter of Paris, France
Conductor: Giuliano Carella
Director: Tomer Zvulun
Set Designer: Erhard Rom
Costume Designer: Peter J. Hall
Lighting Designer: Robert Wierzel
Wig & Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard
Chorus Master: Alexander Rom
Starring: Jean-François Borras* (Rodolfo), Pumeza Matshikiza** (Mimi), Anthony Clark Evans* (Marcello), Sara Gartland (Musetta), Will Liverman* (Schaunard), Nicholas Brownlee* (Colline), and Samuel Ramey (Benoit/Alcindoro).
FALSTAFF by Giuseppe Verdi
April 26, 28 (m), May 1, 4, 2019
Shakespeare’s uproarious comedy brought to musical life!
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Time: During the reign of Henry IV of England
Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
Original Director: Lee Blakeley
Revival Director: Shawna Lucey*
Set and Costume Designer: Adrian Linford*
Lighting Designer: Rick Fisher*
Wig & Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard
Chorus Master: Alexander Rom
Starring: Mark Delavan* (Sir John Falstaff), Angela Meade (Alice Ford), Quinn Kelsey* (Ford), Mojca Erdmann* (Nanetta), Airam Hernández* (Fenton), Stephanie Blythe* (Dame Quickly), Megan Marino* (Meg Page), Alex Mansoori* (Bardolfo), Andrea Silvestrelli (Pistola), and Robert Brubaker (Dr. Caius).
* Dallas Opera Debut
** American Debut