“The music flies…the opera is fun…and people love it!”—Evening Standard, London
Fasten your seatbelts! A violent storm has grounded all flights, forcing some passengers and crew members to spend the night together in an airport lounge. Here, they get to know each other very, very well…including a Refugee, who’s been trapped in the airport for 20 years.
Based on a real-life story that also inspired Steven Spielberg’s movie, The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks.
With stars including:
John Holiday as Refugee. “He brings his distinctive countertenor to the Refugee and proves a charismatic galvanizing presence.” —Opera Today
Karita Mattila as Older Woman. One of the great singing actresses of our time, “she is a force of nature impossible to resist.” —The Telegraph, London
Jessica Pratt as Controller. “A soprano of gleaming sound, free and easy high notes, agile coloratura runs and lyrical grace.” —The New York Times
Emmanuel Villaume conducts The Dallas Opera Orchestra in this production from Des Moines Metro Opera.
Performance time is 2 hours and 35 minutes with two 20-minute intermissions. Program, artists, and prices are subject to change.
Masks are required for all guests in the lobby and performance hall. As a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, The Dallas Opera adheres to the health and safety protocols and policies in our home venue, the Winspear Opera House. Together, we put the safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff first. The Winspear has best-in-class protocols in place for every step of your experience with us and we invite you to read about the details here. Additional information to prepare for your visit can be found here.
Sung in English with English Supertitles