Elegant Opening Night Dinner and After Party with the Cast
Featuring the Hunter Sullivan Big Band
Presented by Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
Opening Weekend Sponsor
The Eugene McDermott Foundation
DALLAS, TX, OCTOBER 17, 2016 – Tickets are available for The Dallas Opera Season Opening event FIRST NIGHT, part of the exciting kick-off festivities of the company’s 60th Year.
The evening begins with a red carpet entrance outside the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House on Friday, October 28, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The elegant Pre-Performance Dinner, which starts at 6:00 p.m. will take place in a lovely tent in Sammons Park and culinary genius Wolfgang Puck will cater the fete.
The ambiance of the black-tie Pre-Performance Dinner will be inspired by the lush and passionate opera by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, EUGENE ONEGIN. Tables for the dinner range from $25,000 to $7,500 with individual tickets available for $1,000. All dinner tickets include After Party tickets. Please visit www.dallasopera.org/firstnight to purchase tickets.
The Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance of EUGENE ONEGIN, by Tchaikovsky, begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Winspear Opera House. Featuring a magnificent international cast, the compelling opera tells the tale of an arrogant aristocrat who squanders love and friendship, and lives to regret his choices. Critically acclaimed conductor, Emmanuel Villaume, the Mrs. Eugene McDermott Music Director will lead The Dallas Opera Orchestra. Tickets for the opera are sold separately with prices ranging from $19-$275, and are available at www.dallasopera.org.
The celebrations continue with the FIRST NIGHT After Party with the cast from 11:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. A perfect finish to the evening, it offers a fun opportunity to mingle with the performers while enjoying the fabulous entertainment of the Hunter Sullivan Big Band. A very popular group in Dallas, it specializes in danceable Big Band classics. Wolfgang Puck Sweet & Savory will cater offering delectable noshes, desserts, coffee and specialty cocktails.
Devoted philanthropists Ellen and Don Winspear chair the festivities and Joyce and Harvey Mitchell are Honorary Chairs. The Presenting Sponsor is Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. The Pre-Performance Dinner is chaired by Matrice Ellis-Kirk and Ambassador Ron Kirk.
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is located in the heart of the Arts District at 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201.
“Deutsche Bank has always been an engaged partner in support of the arts community in Dallas,” said Mark LaRoe, Head of Dallas Private Bank office Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. “On a personal note, FIRST NIGHT at The Dallas Opera is one of the highlights of the year for Dianne and me.”
The Dallas Opera Family Performances are generously supported by Texas Instruments and the Betty and Steve Suellentrop Educational and Outreach Fund, with additional support from Lockheed Martin, Kimberly-Clark, and Holly Energy Partners.
TDO Family Performances are a part of the
Perot Foundation Education and Community Outreach Programs.
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Ticket Information for the 2016-2017 Dallas Opera Season
All performances are in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center unless otherwise described. Single Tickets range from $19 to $275 and will be available July 11, 2016. Full and Flex Subscriptions are on sale now starting at $75. Family performance tickets are just $5. For more information or to make your purchase, contact The Dallas Opera Ticket Services Office at 214.443.1000 or visit us online, 24/7, at www.dallasopera.org.
THE DALLAS OPERA 2016-2017 FALL SEASON INFORMATION
The Dallas Opera celebrates its Sixtieth International Season in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District. 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 excluding FIRST NIGHT of the season.
EUGENE ONEGIN by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
October 28, 30(m), November 2, 5, 2016
A tumultuous and lush romantic opera!
Libretto by K.S. Shilovsky, after Pushkin
Time: Late Nineteenth Century
Place: Czarist Russia
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Stage Director: Jean-Claude Auvray*
Revival Director: Regina Alexandrovskaya*
Set Designer: Alexander Lisiyansky*
Costume Designer: Maria Chiara Donato*
Lighting Designer: Laurent Castaingt*
Choreographer: Cooky Chiapalone*
Wig & Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard
Chorus Master: Alexander Rom
Starring: Andrei Bondarenko (Eugene Onegin), Svetlana Aksenova** (Tatyana), Stephen Costello (Lensky), Kai Rüütel** (Olga), Mikhail Kazakov (Prince Gremin), Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet (Larina), Meredith Arwady (Filipievna), Greg Fedderly (Triquet), Musa Ngqungwana* (Zaretski)
A classic, period production originally created for the Israeli Opera Tel Aviv-Jaffa!
MOBY-DICK by Jake Heggie
November 4, 6(m), 9, 12, 18, & 20(m), 2016
Back by Popular Demand!
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Time: Nineteenth Century
Place: Whaling Ship on the High Seas
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Stage Director: Leonard Foglia
Set Designer: Robert Brill
Costume Designer: Jane Greenwood
Lighting Designer: Gavan Swift
Projections Designer: Elaine J. McCarthy
Wig and Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard
Chorus Master: Alexander Rom
Starring: Jay Hunter Morris (Captain Ahab), Stephen Costello (Greenhorn), Morgan Smith (Starbuck), Musa Ngqungwana* (Queequeg), David Cangelosi (Flask), Jacqueline Echols* (Pip), Peter McGillivray* (Stubb)
Our internationally-acclaimed production!
* Dallas Opera Debut
** American Debut
The Dallas Opera is supported, in part, by funds from: Texas Instruments Foundation, TACA, 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. A special thanks to the Elsa von Seggern Foundation for its continuing support.