UPDATE: The Dallas Opera is cancelling all performances and programs, both inside and outside the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, for the remainder of the 2019/2020 Season. Although you are entitled to a full refund for the tickets you purchased for the remainder of the current season, we ask you to please consider donating the value of your seats to help sustain our day-to-day operations, or allow us to credit that amount to your season subscription or single tickets for next season. At your convenience over the next week, ticket holders are asked to contact TDO Patron Services by filling out this request form. You may also call us at 214.443.1000 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or email us at [email protected] Any additional gift you can make, in these extraordinary circumstances, would be deeply appreciated.
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! 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.
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