An Evening Under the Stars at the Dallas Arboretum

Don’t miss this evening of music overlooking White Rock Lake on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. The Dallas Arboretum and The Dallas Opera join forces to present “An Evening Under the Stars” on  Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14, from 7-8 p.m.

The Dallas Opera presents rising young artists and members of The Dallas Opera Orchestra and Chorus for a night of opera favorites under the stars. Hosted by Ian Derrer, The Dallas Opera’s Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, guests will hear a specially curated collection of arias and songs.

You and your family can enjoy their dinner by the lake and raise a glass to the end of summer with the sweet sounds of Gershwin, Offenbach, Mozart and more. 

The gates will open at 6 p.m., and you are welcome to bring a picnic, or you can purchase food from a variety of local food trucks that will be located at the event.

The performance will be approximately one hour with no intermission. 

Ticket Prices

Tickets for this event are now on sale. Be sure to order your tickets early, performances are expected to sell out. 

Tickets for this event range from $10-$25 and include parking: adult member: $20; child member (2-12 years old): $10; adult guest: $25; child guest (2-12 years old): $12.

Tickets are on sale online here or by calling 214.515.6615.

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden: 

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. For more information, visit

About The Dallas Opera:

One of the leading opera companies in the country, The Dallas Opera has an extraordinary legacy of world-class productions and thrilling premieres featuring the greatest operatic artists of our time. Inaugurated in 1957 with a concert featuring the incomparable Maria Callas. The company has long been an industry leader and innovator through groundbreaking initiatives, including the Hart Institute for Women Conductors, TDO Network, free public simulcasts, acclaimed art song recitals, the national vocal competition, and special concerts, and outstanding family and award-winning education programs. TDO’s home is the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District.

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