NOTE: All performances were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One hundred years ago, uber Impresario Sergei Diaghilev commissioned a ballet with song—a comedy with music by Igor Stravinsky and sets by Pablo Picasso. The result was a unique and glittering artistic gem—-Pulcinella—-the tale of a mercurial rogue who constantly interrupts other people’s romances because the ladies can’t resist him!
Dance…. Song…and an irresistible rogue!
The Dallas Opera celebrates the 1920 premiere with a new production in collaboration with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre ), a company that “again and again proves its place in contemporary dance.” (The Washington Post) Enjoy dancers internationally praised for their artistic excellence, versatility, and explosive energy—and three brilliant young singers:
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.
La voix humaine (The Human Voice)
Experience this extraordinary one-woman show that is dramatically riveting, emotionally raw, and
achingly personal. Poulenc’s setting of Jean Cocteau’s famous drama (played on stage by actresses
including Ingrid Bergman) takes audiences to a place where they are eavesdroppers and voyeurs.
“Racette raises the emotional ante is every portrayal” ….as Elle, “she is mesmerizing from first to last, drawing us into her character’s increasing distress…as her life unravels around her.” – Chicago Tribune
Elle, the tragic heroine, is having one final phone call with her callous and longtime lover, who is
abandoning her for another. Her voice is all we hear of their conversation—and from feigned
indifference to panic and despair, her every emotion is searingly conveyed.
Expect a tour-de-force performance from Patricia Racette, one of the world’s greatest singing actresses.
Production by The Dallas Opera
Sung in French with English supertitles
By arrangement with Hendon Music Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes, company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricordi/Universal Music Publishing Ricordi S.R.L., publisher and copyright owner.
Want to learn more about the opera you are seeing? Come early and join TDO for the Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talks. Pre-Opera Talks are informative and interactive 30-minute lectures featuring opera experts from all over DFW. Pre-Opera Talks are FREE with a ticket to a TDO performance and are guaranteed to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of opera. Pre-Opera talks are held in the Margaret McDermott Performance Hall, one hour before each TDO mainstage performance.