FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014
GOING ON SALE JULY 15TH!
FOR THE DALLAS OPERA’S
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN THE
WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE
STARTING AT $25
$5 Tickets Now Available for TDO’s Acclaimed
Family Performance Series
DALLAS, JULY 9, 2019 –The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that single tickets for its star-studded 63rd International “Standing Ovation” Season go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (Central Time).
Highlights of the 2019-2020 Dallas Opera Season, which opens on October 18th, include
- The company’s first-ever presentation of Sir Peter Hall’s renowned production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute from Los Angeles and Seattle Opera
- TDO’s acclaimed co-production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel, which opened two seasons ago at Santa Fe to outstanding reviews
- The annual showcase concert for participants in the prestigious Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors
- The 2020 Titus Art Song Recital in January with luminous soprano Angel Blue
- A semi-staged version of Verdi’s epic Don Carlo featuring a world-class cast
The “Standing Ovation” Season kicks into high gear this spring with a superb new TDO production of Stravinsky’s ballet with song, Pulcinella, marking its 100th Anniversary, on a double bill with Francis Poulenc’s riveting musical version of Jean Cocteau’s one-woman play, La voix humaine (The Human Voice).
The season finale is a delightful production of Rossini’s ever-popular The Barber of Seville starring Lucas Meachem, Pretty Yende, Lawrence Brownlee and Xabier Anduaga in an international all-star cast!
Single tickets may be purchased for as little as $25. Full and Flex subscriptions for every budget can be purchased today. Prices range from just $57 (for three performances of your choice) to a top orchestra floor price of $777 for all five mainstage productions. Call The Dallas Opera Ticket Office at 214.443.1000 or buy online at www.dallasopera.org/tickets.
2019-2020 DALLAS OPERA SEASON
The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family
THE MAGIC FLUTE
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
October 18, 20(m), 23, 26, November 1 and 3(m), 2019
THE GOLDEN COCKEREL
By Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
October 25, 27(m), 30, and November 2, 2019
THE HART INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN CONDUCTORS
November 9, 2019
By Giuseppe Verdi
March 20, 22(m), 25 and 28, 2020
A Dallas Opera Double Bill:
PULCINELLA & LA VOIX HUMAINE
PULCINELLA: Ballet with Song by Igor Stravinsky
LA VOIX HUMAINE (“The Human Voice”)
By Francis Poulenc with a libretto by Jean Cocteau
April 3, 4, 5(m) and 8, 2020
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
By Gioachino Rossini
April 24, 26(m), 29 and May 2, 8 and 10(m), 2020
In an effort to present each work as it was intended to be experienced by the composer and librettist, The Dallas Opera will continue to produce each opera in its original language with English supertitles projected above the stage for maximum accessibility and enjoyment.
Notable Company Debuts in the 2019-2020 Season Include:
- Spanish tenor Xabier Anduaga (Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville)
- Russian tenor Viktor Antipenko (Prince Guidon in The Golden Cockerel)
- English tenor Barry Banks (Astrologer in The Golden Cockerel)
- American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton (Princess Eboli in Don Carlo)
- American tenor Lawrence Brownlee (Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville)
- American soprano Andrea Carroll (Pamina in The Magic Flute)
- American soprano Leah Crocetto (Elizabeth de Valois in Don Carlo)
- Russian bass Nikolay Didenko (King Dodon in The Golden Cockerel)
- Italian tenor Paolo Fanale (Tamino in The Magic Flute)
- American tenor Brian Frutiger (Monastatos in The Magic Flute)
- American mezzo-soprano Margaret Gawrysiak (Berta in The Barber of Seville)
- Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva (Queen of Shemakha in The Golden Cockerel)
- Italian baritone Renato Girolami (Doctor Bartolo in The Barber of Seville)
- American mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey (Second Lady in The Magic Flute)
- American soprano Jeni Houser (Papagena in The Magic Flute)
- American director Kyle Lang (The Magic Flute)
- American mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig (Third Lady in The Magic Flute)
- American director Christopher Mattaliano (directing The Barber of Seville)
- American soprano Diana Newman (First Lady in The Magic Flute)
- American bass-baritone Richard Ollarsaba, soloist (Pulcinella)
- Polish mezzo-soprano Ewa Plonka (Tebaldo in Don Carlo)
- Russian soprano Olga Pudova (Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute)
- English set and costume designer Gerald Scarfe (The Magic Flute)
- American costume designer Jamie Scott, deceased (The Barber of Seville)
- American soprano Elizabeth Sutphen as A Celestial Voice (Don Carlo)
- Canadian dancer/choreographer Sean Smith (Pulcinella in Pulcinella)
- American tenor Angel Vargas (Count Lerma/The Royal Herald in Don Carlo)
- American tenor Robert Watson (title role in Don Carlo)
- Austrian baritone Markus Werba (Papageno in The Magic Flute)
- American tenor Matthew White, soloist (Pulcinella)
- South African soprano Pretty Yende (Rosina in The Barber of Seville)
“The Dallas Opera has put together a tremendous 19-20 Season designed to appeal to single ticket purchasers of every musical taste and budget,” explains Dallas Opera Chairman Mark LaRoe.
“From imaginative mainstage productions to brilliant concerts and recitals featuring the women conductors of the Hart Institute as well as stars like Angel Blue, we are committed to providing a top-quality entertainment experience to patrons who prefer the single ticket option.
“And, with prices starting at just $25, we’re optimistic that our tenth-anniversary season in the Winspear Opera House will attract many North Texans who have never been to the opera,” LaRoe adds. “We continue to build new audiences and work to make opera more accessible to everyone. Now is the time to share in the beauty and excitement; there are incredible worlds waiting to be discovered at The Dallas Opera!”
Hot tickets going on sale July 15th include the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors Concert on Sunday, November 9, 2019. This extraordinary annual showcase caps the two-week residency of women conductors from around the world: https://dallasopera.org/community/artist-development/hart-institute/
Come January, the New Year kicks off with the sizzling stylings of acclaimed American soprano Angel Blue, the 2020 Titus Art Song Recital Artist. The Sunday afternoon concert on January 26, 2020 will take place in the intimate setting of Moody Performance Hall: https://dallasopera.org/performance/the-titus-art-song-recital-series-concert-2020/
Tickets for Angel Blue’s recital will also go on sale to the public July 15th.
In addition to presenting world-class opera and providing support for outstanding young artists, established stars, and up-and-coming female conductors; The Dallas Opera is also committed to introducing the joys of opera to as many people as possible. We strive to provide budget-minded, kid-friendly performances that can be enjoyed by all.
Single tickets to the 2019-20 Family Performance Series will be available July 15th for just $5.
2019-2020 FAMILY PERFORMANCE SERIES
PRESENTED BY TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
By Georges Bizet
Saturday, October 6, 2019
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Georges Bizet’s charming and romantic, one-act operetta: https://dallasopera.org/performance/dr-miracle/
THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS
By John Davies
Saturday, October 13, 2019
Saturday, April 4, 2020
An operatic version of a Brothers Grimm fairytale: https://dallasopera.org/performance/the-bremen-town-musicians-2019/
The Dallas Opera Family Performance Series is generously supported by the Betty and Steve Suellentrop Educational Outreach Fund. TDO Family Performances are a part of the Perot Foundation Education and Community Outreach Programs.
ABOUT THE DALLAS OPERA
One of the leading opera companies in the country, The Dallas Opera has an extraordinary legacy of world-class productions and thrilling premieres featuring the greatest operatic artists of our time. Inaugurated by the incomparable Maria Callas in 1957, TDO is known for the notable U.S. debuts of a host of legendary artists including Plácido Domingo, Dame Joan Sutherland, Jon Vickers, Franco Zeffirelli, and Sir David McVicar. The company has long been an industry leader and innovator through groundbreaking initiatives like the Hart Institute for Women Conductors; free public simulcasts; acclaimed art song recitals; the national vocal competition; special concerts; and outstanding family and award-winning education programs. TDO’s home is the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, a jewel in the Dallas Arts District. As one of the largest performing arts employers in North Texas, TDO is proudly committed to diversity, onstage and off, and is a major contributor to the economic vitality and international cultural reputation of this region.
The Dallas Opera is supported, in part, by funds from: Elsa von Seggern Foundation;
Texas Instruments Foundation; the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs;
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.
Advertising support from The Dallas Morning News.
All performances in The Dallas Opera’s 63rd International Season will take place in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, unless otherwise indicated. 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.
The Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talk will begin one hour prior to curtain at most performances. Full and Flex Subscriptions are available today; single tickets ranging from $25 to $289 (some box seats may be higher) go on sale July 15, 2019. For additional information or to make your purchase, call 214.443.1000 or visit www.dallasopera.org.