Operatic Openings

The Dallas Opera Spring Season

February 07, 2014

Time to take your seats — it’s curtain call at the Dallas Opera!

The Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House will debut three top performances for the spring season. The Winspear will first open its big red doors for Death and the Powers, premiering Wednesday, February 12 - 16. This opera takes its audience on an intense journey of existential examinations. Directed by Diane Paulus, the story follows a terminally ill billionaire who downloads his entire consciousness, as a way to continue his life thereafter (Spike Jonze…take note). In March, the opera house will switch out the stage to present Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt, making its debut March 21 – April 6. The story follows one man’s dark obsession with the woman he once loved and then lost, and stars Jay Hunter Morris, Ann Petersen, and Morgan Smith. Towards the end of the month, the Winspear will change course and opt for more of an upbeat opera. The Barber of Seville, which premieres on March 28 – April 13, and tells the story of the search for love. With a few familiar tunes (Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, anyone?) the performance stars Dallas Opera favorite, Nathan Gunn.

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