Dallas Opera Single Tickets for Spring Productions Go On Sale 11/19

The Dallas Opera has announced that single tickets for Giacomo Puccini's final masterpiece, TURANDOT, as well as a new production of the company's first world premiere commemorating the 25th anniversary of Dominick Argento's THE ASPERN PAPERS will go on sale Wednesday, November 14, 2012 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Single tickets, starting at a 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.
Single tickets are now available for all scheduled 2012-2013 TDO Family Performances at $5 apiece, including:
· TDO Family Concert on Saturday, February 2, 2013 with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and guest performers, directed by Maestro Anthony Barrese. Free family friendly activities start at noon, the performance will be 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 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (with lots of hands-on lobby activities in-between!)

· 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, January 26, 2013) in artistic collaboration with Dallas Children's Theater.

Season subscriptions for our mainstage productions begin at the low, low 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
(with remaining performances on Nov. 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. Supported by additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and Opera America.
(April 12, 14m, 17, 20 & 28m, 2012)

Two–pack season subscriptions for our mainstage productions begin at the low, low price of $44. Take your pick of any two mainstage productions for the 2012-2013 "Pursuits of Passion" Season presented by Texas Instruments Foundation.

"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 throughout this new season."

Attention-grabbing Dallas Opera debuts this season include:

· Orlin Anastassov, the offspring of two opera singers, this accomplished Bulgarian bass has been dazzling audiences since the age of 19 (He made his La Scala and Covent Garden debuts before his mid-20s). After singing the role of the high priest, Ramfis, in Dallas he will reprise the role next year at La Scala. Opera Britannia took note of his "handsome and firm basso cantabile tone" and energetic stage presence.
· Sasha Cooke, an American mezzo-soprano who caused a sensation as Kitty Oppenheimer in the Metropolitan Opera premiere of John Adams' Doctor Atomic, winner of the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording. The New Yorker praised her "luminous tone…verbal nuance…and flair for seduction." She makes her TDO debut as Sonia, a young aspiring singer in Argento's The Aspern Papers.

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