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“Full of visual gags and striking music…Flight shuttles deftly between humor and profundity.”—The Guardian, London
Fasten your seatbelts because a violent storm has grounded all flights, forcing a group of passengers and crew members to spend the night together in an airport departure lounge. Here, they get to know each other very, very well…including a Refugee, who’s been living in the airport for almost 20 years, pining for the icy air traffic controller!
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
2021/2022 Season Sponsor: Mary Anne Cree, in memory of Rosine Smith Sammons
Sung in English with English Supertitles