See What’s New at the Dallas Opera in March

Opera Insights: The Lighthouse presented by The Dallas Opera Guild

March 4, 2012

This is your opportunity to gain inside knowledge about the inaugural production of the new chamber opera series The Lighthouse by Peter Maxwell Davies.  This extended edition of Opera Insights will include a discussion about the composer and a presentation from the production team about the technical challenges, in addition to the normal panel discussion with the cast.

3:00pm — Discussion with Michael Heaston, Head of Music Staff & Assistant Conductor for the Dallas Opera. Joined by Wayne Lee Gay, a longtime classical music critic who currently contributes to D Magazine’s arts blog while teaching in the English department at the University of North Texas and also writing fiction. Moderated by Dallas Opera General Director & CEO Keith Cerny.

3:30pm — Presentation from Drew Field, Technical Director for the Dallas Opera

4:00pm — Panel discussion with the cast and Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director, Kevin Moriarty, moderated by TDO Artistic Director Jonathan Pell.

FREE, open to public, RSVP at rsvp@dallasopera.org or by calling 214.443.1000.  Hamon Hall, Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center 

The Dallas Opera Guild Annual Vocal Competition

March 10, 2012

The Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition is an event not to be missed. Talented young singers with a Texas connection compete for prestige and financial support to pursue their operatic careers. Stay all day and vote for your favorite to win The People’s Choice Award!

This event is FREE & open to the public. Semifinals– 11:30am to 4:00pm; Final competition
 7:30pm. Main Stage, Winspear Opera House, AT&T Performing Arts Center

FREE parking for semi-finals generously offered by the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Lexus Red Garage, located directly beneath the Winspear Opera House. Reduced rate offered for finals by visiting dallasopera.org/vocalcompetition.

Doctor Miracle at the Latino Cultural Center

March 10, 2012

A hilarious 1-act opera by Georges Bizet about a young man’s quest to marry his true love, the mayor’s daughter. He must disguise himself as a servant who makes a “poison” omelet, and as a doctor who saves the family — all for the sake of true love. Will the happy couple ever marry?

This event is FREE and open to public on March 10, 2012, at noon, at the Latino Cultural Center

The Lighthouse

March 16, 17, 18, 2012

Conducted by Nicole Paiement and staged by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty in his opera debut, The Lighthouse  is an eerie and compelling 1979 thriller based on the mysterious disappearance of a trio of lighthouse keepers off the Scottish coast.

What happened in the lighthouse, and how did three experienced men vanish without a trace? The plot of this chamber opera serves up both supernatural and psychological explanations in equal measure, as Peter Maxwell Davies’ intense, atmospheric and haunting music carries us on the tide to another world!

Tickets start at $49. Order your tickets online at dallasopera.org/lighthouse  or call the box office at 214.443.1000. Save 10% off single ticket prices with promo code Lighthouse10!

March 16th & 17th at 7:30 pm, March 18 at 2:00 pm on the Main Stage of the Wyly Theater at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

ARTsPARK

March 24, 2012
12pm to 4pm

The Dallas Opera is proud to participate in the 3rd annual ARTsPARK,  an open door to the arts at NorthPark Center (from Dillard’s Court to Nordstrom Court). Meet representatives from 50 different arts organizations, watch free performances from the various organizations, and learn about the arts in your city and the many ways you can enjoy them. The Dallas Opera’s booth will feature “Make Your Own Magic Flute” papercraft.

The Importance of Arts in Education

March 27, 2012

The Dallas Opera is proud to present the next conversation in the quarterly series, The General Director’s Roundtable, featuring timely and in-depth discussion of issues affecting opera, contemporary audiences, and the greater performing arts community today. The brainchild of Dallas Opera General Director & CEO Keith Cerny, this series seeks to bring together the most knowledgeable voices in their fields, both local and national, in a genuine quest for answers.

Joining the Dallas Opera for a local perspective will be LeAnn Binford, Director, Creative Learning Workforce at Big Thought, Inc. Moderating the conversation will be Peter Simek, Arts Editor for D Magazine. Please  be part of the conversation.

The event is FREE, but seating is limited.  Please RSVP  at rsvp@dallasopera.org or call 214.443.1000. The event starts at 6:30pm at Hamon Hall, Winspear Opera House, AT&T Performing Arts Center.
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