Dallas Opera's 4/13 TURANDOT Cowboys Stadium Simulcast Draws 20,000 Ticket Requests

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The Dallas Opera, in partnership with Cowboys Stadium and with support from The Dallas Foundation, is delighted to report that more than 20,000 tickets have been requested for the free April 13th Dallas Opera Cowboys Stadium Simulcast in Arlington, TX. Of that number, over 40 percent of the households have no previous purchase history or simulcast history with the Dallas Opera; while more than half of the tickets were requested by households that either attended or requested tickets for the initial simulcast last April.

The Opera's second Cowboys Stadium Simulcast will center on that evening's live performance of Giacomo Puccini's splendid TURANDOT, as it happens on the Shannon and Ted Skokos Stage in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The curtain will go up at 7:30 p.m. Patrons will be able to enjoy a complete, unabridged performance on the world's largest high-definition video board structure, consisting of four massive viewing screens (the largest, 72 feet tall and 160 feet wide) suspended directly above the playing field.

At 6:45 p.m., prior to the live performance, the Dallas Opera will present the world's largest cartoon screening (based on screen size): Warner Brothers Classics 1957 masterpiece, "What's Opera, Doc?" starring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd and voted the #1 cartoon ever produced (in 1994, by a thousand working animators). Directed by animation legend Chuck Jones, the cartoon pokes fun at opera's most persistent stereotypes, Wagnerian heft, and Elmer Fudd's never-ending pursuit of that "wascally wabbit!"

At 7:00 p.m., the Dallas Opera will present a recording of the Dallas Opera's recent live presentation of composer Lee Hoiby's "Bon Appétit!" created for actress Jean Stapleton in 1989 and starring acclaimed mezzo-soprano Susan Nicely as Julia Child, the chef-who-became-an-international icon (with a little help from SNL comedian Dan Aykroyd).

Based on segments of Julia Child's popular cooking show, The French Chef (winner of the first Emmy Award given to an educational program), and incorporating Child's actual dialogue as shaped by librettist Mark Shulgasser, this laugh-out-loud modern opera was performed in English at the Dallas Farmer's Market Demonstration Kitchen to enthusiastic audiences and unanimous rave reviews.

Miss Nicely was accompanied by pianist Mary Dibbern, Music Director for Education and Family Programs at the Dallas Opera in performances supported by The Perot Foundation Education and Community Outreach Programs.

Free general admission tickets for the entire evening can be obtained through the Dallas Opera website at www.dallasopera.org/cowboys.




More On: Giacomo Puccini, Warner Brothers, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Chuck Jones, Lee Hoiby, Jean Stapleton, Julia Child, Dan Aykroyd.

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