According to a press release, the Dallas Opera is changing the latter half of its current season into a “modified repertory format” — which is not to be confused with President Nixon’s old “modified limited hangout.” The MRF is really a scheduling shuffle (and mini-subscription offer) that will permit the DO to present two different operas on the same weekend — in other words, in rep. For those who’d like to binge that way — out-of-towners, for instance. The new scheduling “is also expected to facilitate a gradual increase in the total number of productions presented by the Dallas Opera each season in the newly opened Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.”
A new subscription package, the “Spring Season Subscription,” is currently available, starting at $80 — a steal, when you consider what a visit to the Dallas Cowboys costs. It’s a catchphrase I now intend to add after every mention of arts-related ticket prices, concession costs and t-shirt prices.
Or anything else, for that matter. “Boy, that economic bailout was pricey, but just consider the alternative: Taking a family of four to see the Cowboys play.”