The Dallas Opera has announced that single tickets for the tremendously popular AÏDA-its 2012-2013 Season Opener-will become available on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:00 am. Single tickets, starting at the new low price of $19, may be purchased at your convenience online, 24/7, at dallasopera.org or by contacting the friendly staff at the Dallas Opera Ticket Services Office at 214.443.1000.
The Dallas Opera, that same day, will also begin offering single tickets for "TDO Presents Laura Claycomb in Recital at the DMA" in which Dallas' brightest star returns home the afternoon of October 7, 2012 to delight patrons in the DMA's Horchow Auditorium with a selection of personal favorites (Tickets $25). And Maestro Evan Rogister will head to Dallas after triumphing in the current Sante Fe Opera production of King Roger for a special February 2, 2013 Dallas Opera Orchestra concert (7:30 p.m. in the Winspear), starring Italian tenor "Marcello Giordani and Friends" (Tickets start at $25).
Single tickets will also become available on September 10th for all scheduled 2012-2013 TDO Family Performances at $5 apiece, including:
TDO Family Concerts on Sunday, November 4th and Saturday, February 2, 2013 with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and guest performers directed by Maestros Christian Capocaccia (Nov.) and Anthony Barrese (Feb.). Free family friendly activities start at noon, the performance is at 2:00 p.m.
Georges Bizet's Doctor Miracle in two performances with full orchestra on Saturday, November 10th followed by two additional performances on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Performances at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Come early for pre-performance fun in the lobby!
And a brand-new adventure: TDOpage2stage which consists of fun, free activities (starting at noon) and a free Kids Book Club presented in the Winspear lobby at 12:30 p.m. followed by a performance of John Davies' Jack and the Beanstalk at 2:00 p.m. (Saturday, October 27th and Saturday, January 26, 2013) in artistic collaboration with Dallas Children's Theater.
Season subscriptions for Dallas Opera's mainstage productions begin at the price of $75. The trio of mainstage productions for the 2012-2013 "Pursuits of Passion" Season presented by Texas Instruments Foundation consists of:
AÏDA by Giuseppe Verdi, with Latonia Moore in the title role
(Oct. 26 – The Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance, October 28m, 31, Nov. 3, 9 & 11m, 2012)
TURANDOT by Giacomo Puccini, with Lise Lindstrom making her Dallas Opera debut in the title role
(April 5, 7m, 10, 13, 19 & 21, 2013)
THE ASPERN PAPERS by Dominick Argento, with Susan Graham in her Dallas Opera debut as Tina. With additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and Opera America.
(April 12, 14m, 17, 20 & 28m, 2012)
"During this 'Pursuits of Passion' Season," explains Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, "we will build on the extraordinary success of last season's unbroken string of artistic triumphs (from Lucia di Lammermoor to The Lighthouse to Tristan & Isolde) to the unparalleled community interest in the first simulcast ever conducted in Cowboys Stadium. The Dallas Opera had well over thirty thousand ticket requests and, ultimately, around 15,000 trekked to the home of the Dallas Cowboys to experience a magical night of Mozart with a multi-generational crowd that spanned all ages, income and educational levels, and ethnic groups."
Added Mr. Cerny: "It was powerful testimony to grassroots interest in the performing arts in North Texas. For me, it was opera at its most inspiring. I'd like to see that momentum continue to build through our upcoming productions of Aida, Turandot and The Aspern Papers."
ABOUT AÏDA: The pursuit of passion leads to sharply divided loyalties in the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, where Aïda, an Ethiopian princess carried off by conquering Egyptians, struggles to reconcile love of country with her burning desire for the heroic captain, Radames. Complicating matters, the Egyptian princess Amneris carries a fiery torch for the same military commander, whose love for the foreign "slave girl" could cost him his honor-as well as his life.