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The Dallas Opera Partners with NorthPark Center and Carolina Herrera to Kick Off the 2018-2019 Opera Season

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On Wednesday, September 12, the Dallas Opera kicked off the 2018-2019 opera season at CH Carolina Herrera at NorthPark Mall. The highlight of the evening was an exhibition of historic costumes from the private collection of the Dallas Opera Wardrobe Department. Entitled, “THE FABRIC OF OPERA,”  Nancy Nasher, David Haemisegger, and the NorthPark Center team worked closely with the opera to bring this breathtaking collection to life.

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“Their dreams and ideas, brought to life in this special exhibit continue to inspire new generations of artists, designers, and opera audiences. We are deeply grateful to Nancy Nasher, David Haemisegger, and NorthPark for their enthusiasm and steadfast support.” – Ian Derrer, The Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO

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“THE FABRIC OF OPERA” will consist of costumes spanning historical periods from Ancient Egypt to the Victorian Era, and have been curated by Dallas Opera prop, set, and costume designer Tommy Bourgeois. Other renowned costume designers represented in the exhibit include Constance Hoffman and Allen Charles Klein.

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The magnificent, hand-detailed costumes are the creations of the late Peter J. Hall, who served as the opera’s resident costume designer for more than four decades.  Among his client list, many of the world’s most important opera houses, as well as, stars in the entertainment field including, David Bowie, Elizabeth Taylor, and Mick Jagger.

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As the evening progressed, CH Carolina Herrera offered the perfect venue as guests enjoyed the exhibit, mingled and were treated to a selection of opera themed drinks and appetizers inspired by Lombardi Family Concepts.

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Founded in 1957, the opera is celebrating its 62nd International Season in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District. The season is sponsored by The Nancy A. Nasher and David J Haemisegger Family.

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TICKET INFORMATION FOR THE 2018-2019 DALLAS OPERA SEASON

All performances are in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center unless otherwise indicated. For more information or to make your purchase, contact The Dallas Opera Ticket Office at 214.443.1000 or visit us online, at www.dallasopera.org.

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THE DALLAS OPERA 2018-2019 SEASON:

The Dallas Opera celebrates its 62nd International Season in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District. Evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated.  English translations will be projected above the stage at every performance and assistance is available for the hearing impaired. With the exception of FIRST NIGHT, The Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talk will begin one hour prior to curtain, at most performances. 

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN by Richard Wagner
October 12, 14 (m), 17 & 20, 2018

The season sets sail with Wagner’s sweeping, romantic masterpiece – not seen in Dallas since 1994!

Time: the German Expressionist 1920s
Place: the coast of Norway
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Original Director: Christopher Alden
Set Designer: Allen Moyer
Costume Designer: Allen Moyer
Lighting Designer: Anne Militello
Wig & Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard
Chorus Master: Alexander Rom
Starring: Greer Grimsley (The Dutchman), Anja Kampe* (Senta), Jay Hunter Morris (Erik), Mark S. Doss (Daland), Luretta Bybee (Mary) and Andrew Stenson* (Steersman).

CARMEN by Georges Bizet
October 19, 21 (m), 24, 27, November 2 & 4 (m), 2018

The woman who won’t be owned returns to The Dallas Opera stage!
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

Time: 19th century
Place: Seville, Spain and the surrounding countryside
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume and Pierre Vallet (10/24 and 11/2)
Original Director: Sir David McVicar
Revival Director: Jack Furness
Set Designer: Michael Vale
Costume Designer: Sue Blane
Lighting Designer: Clare O’Donoghue
Chorus Master: Alexander Rom
Original Choreographer: Andrew George
Revival Choreographer: Andrezj Glosniak
Starring: Stephanie D’Oustrac* (Carmen), Stephen Costello (Don José), Vanessa Vasquez* (Micaëla), Alexander Vinogradov (Escamillo), Sarah Tucker* (Frasquita), Lindsay Metzger* (Mercédès), Rafael Moras (El Remendado), Corey Crider* (El Dancairo), Ben Wager (Zuniga), Gideon Dabi* (Morales).

MANON LESCAUT by Giacomo Puccini
March 1, 3 (m), 6, 9, 2019

The woman who has everything discovers too late that she has nothing – without true love!
Libretto by Domenico Oliva and Luigi Illica

Time: Late 18th century
Place: France and America
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Director: Edward Berkeley
Set Designer: TBA
Costume Designer: TBA
Lighting Designer: TBA
Wig & Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard
Chorus Master: Alexander Rom
Starring: Kristin Lewis* (Manon Lescaut), Musa Ngqungwana (Lescaut), Gregory Kunde (Chevalier des Grieux), Andrea Silvestrelli (Geronte di Revoir), Jonas Hacker* (Edmondo), Mark S. Doss (Innkeeper), Alyssa Martin (Singer), Matthew Grills (Dance Master), Clay Hilley* (Lamplighter), Mark McCrory (Sergeant of the Royal Archers) and David Leigh* (Naval Captain).

A BOHÈME by Giacomo Puccini
March 15, 17 (m), 20, 23, 29, 31 (m), 2019

The most timeless love story in all of opera returns to break your heart!
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Time: 19th century
Place: The Latin Quarter of Paris, France
Conductor: Giuliano Carella
Director: Tomer Zvulun
Set Designer: Erhard Rom
Costume Designer: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Designer: Robert Wierzel
Wig & Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard
Chorus Master: Alexander Rom
Starring: Jean-Francois Borras* (Rodolfo), Pumeza Matshikiza* (Mimi), Anthony Clark Evans* (Marcello), Sara Gartland (Musetta), Will Liverman* (Schaunard), Nicholas Brownlee* (Colline), and Sam Ramey (Benoit/Alcindoro).

FALSTAFF by Giuseppe Verdi
April 26, 28 (m), May 1, 4, 2019

Shakespeare’s uproarious comedy brought to musical life!
Libretto by Arrigo Boito

Time: During the reign of Henry IV of England
Place: Windsor
Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
Original Director: Lee Blakeley
Revival Director: Shawna Lucey
Set Designer: Adrian Linford
Costume Designer: Adrian Linford
Lighting Designer: Rick Fisher
Wig & Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard
Chorus Master: Alexander Rom
Starring: Mark Delevan* (Sir John Falstaff), Angela Meade* (Alice Ford), Quinn Kelsey* (Ford), Mojca Erdmann* (Nanetta), Airam Hernandez* (Fenton), Stephanie Blythe* (Dame Quickly), Megan Marino* (Meg Page), Alex Mansoori* (Bardolfo), Andrea Silvestrelli (Pistola), and Robert Brubaker (Dr. Caius).

* Dallas Opera Debut
** American Debut

| Photos courtesy of photographer Cy Davison 

 

 

 

 

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Influenced by her international upbringing and travels, the importance of being culturally aware resonated with Deve at an early age and continues to lead her down her career path. After receiving her degree from Southern Methodist University in Fine Art, Foreign Language and Business, Deve has worked in various career sectors and is currently a partner in a thriving international distribution company and actively curates art exhibitions worldwide. Creating a solid career reputation and building on her success she began incorporating more of her personal aspirations into her life and now dedicates her free time in supporting organizations that transforms the lives of women and children in developing countries and continually participates in the encouragement of cultural art exchange platforms that give artists the opportunity to exhibit internationally.
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Deve Sanford

Influenced by her international upbringing and travels, the importance of being culturally aware resonated with Deve at an early age and continues to lead her down her career path. After receiving her degree from Southern Methodist University in Fine Art, Foreign Language and Business, Deve has worked in various career sectors and is currently a partner in a thriving international distribution company and actively curates art exhibitions worldwide. Creating a solid career reputation and building on her success she began incorporating more of her personal aspirations into her life and now dedicates her free time in supporting organizations that transforms the lives of women and children in developing countries and continually participates in the encouragement of cultural art exchange platforms that give artists the opportunity to exhibit internationally.

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