November at the Dallas Opera
The Final Performances of Bizet’s ’Carmen’ and Donizetti’s ’The Elixir of Love’ headline the event this November at the Dallas Opera.
November brings the final three performances of Bizet’s colorful and sensual opera "Carmen": Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:00 p.m. Thrill to mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine in her American Debut in the title role. Margaine was hailed as "Best Newcomer" in the 2011 French Classical Music Awards. This production also introduces the new music director of the Dallas Opera, Maestro Emmanuel Villaume (who has previously served as a guest conductor for TDO), and features a phenomenal cast led by Portuguese tenor Bruno Ribeiro as the obsessed Don José, soprano Mary Dunleavy as his faithful Micäela and bass-baritone Dwayne Croft as the dashing toreador, Escamillo.
Texas Instruments Foundation is the Season Presenting Sponsor. This production of "Carmen" receives endowed support from Linda and Mitch Hart and additional support from Alice W. and Richard D. Bass; Joy S. and Ronald Mankoff; James R. Seitz, Jr.; Betty and Steve Suellentrop and Joanna and Peter Townsend.
Subscriptions for the mainstage productions of the Dallas Opera’s 2013-2014 "By Love Transformed" Season are on sale, starting at just $76. Contact the Dallas Opera Ticket Services Office at 214.443.1000 or online at www.dallasopera.org. Single tickets begin at the low price of $19. Student Rush best-available tickets can be purchased at the lobby box office for as little as $15 (one per valid Student I.D.) ninety minutes prior to each Dallas Opera performance.
On Sunday, November 3rd the Dallas Opera will host a fun-filled afternoon of free arts-related activities starting at 12:30 p.m. in the C. Vincent Prothro Lobby of the Winspear, and concluding with the Dallas Opera Family Concert at 2:00 p.m. featuring soprano Joanna Mongiardo and mezzo-soprano Emily Fons. These rising stars along with the Dallas Opera Orchestra will perform under the baton of Maestro Anthony Barrese, former Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Opera.
Ms. Fons will sing Jacques Offenbach’s aria "Dites-lui" from "La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein." Ms. Mongiardo will be performing "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" followed by the "Barcarolle" from Offenbach’s "Les Contes d’Hoffmann." Ms. Mongiardo and Ms. Fons also will perform duets and additional selections from Mozart’s "Così fan tutte" along with highlights from Léo Délibes opera "Lakmé," Carlisle Floyd’s "Susannah," Dominick Argento’s "The Aspern Papers" and Gounod’s "Faust." The Dallas Opera Orchestra will have an extra opportunity to shine in works like the rousing, high-kicking Overture to "Orpheus in the Underworld" and a sultry Tango from "The Dream of Valentino."