“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 several weeks.
Based on the 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
“Abigail Rethwisch’s fearsome vocal power and range served the character of the Controller well, and she seemed to summon the storm with her voice.” —Utah Arts Review
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. View the full program here or in the Flip Book below. Program, artists and prices are subject to change.
Join us for these engaging and informative pre- and post-opera discussions:
- Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talk: Hosted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume, this interactive 30-minute lecture begins one hour before the start of each opera in the Margaret McDermott Performance Hall. Admission is free with your ticket to a Dallas Opera performance.
- New! Post-Opera Talkback: Immediately following the Sunday matinee performance from the stage, this brief and casual Q&A session with members of the cast gives you an opportunity to ask questions about the performance. Hosted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume.
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.
Note: Flight contains mature themes, sexually suggestive staging, and mild language.
Sung in English with English Supertitles