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Photo Flash: First Look at Joyce DiDonato, Ailyn Perez, Nathan Gunn and More in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at Dallas Opera

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The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, baritone Nathan Gunn, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bass Kevin Burdette, tenor Rodell Rosel and baritone Michael Mayes. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!

GREAT SCOTT, (Presenting Sponsor, Eugene McDermott Foundation) a co-commission/co-production of TDO and San Diego Opera, officially opens The Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 Season, "Seeking the Human Element," on the evening ofFriday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. (please note the later curtain time) in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Centerin Dallas, Texas.

The Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance will be followed by four additional performances on November 1(m), 4, 7 & 15(m), 2015.

In addition to acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie and award-winning librettist Terrence McNally-who conceived the original story-Great Scottfeatures a phenomenal production and artistic team. In his first TDO appearance since Moby-Dick, the distinguished Patrick Summers will conduct the world premiere, Broadway legend and Tony Award-winner Jack O'Brien is staging the production, and Tony and Olivier Award-winner Bob Crowley(An American in Paris, Skylight, Once) has designed both sets and costumes for Great Scott in his Dallas Opera debut.

Other key contributors include Associate Conductor Nicole Paiement (Everest), Lighting Designer Brian MacDevitt(another multiple Tony winner!-most recently for The Book of Mormon) and renowned Projections Designer Elaine J. McCarthy (Moby-Dick, Everest, Iolanta).

This star-studded 2015 Dallas Opera world premiere is generously supported by Hoblitzelle Foundation, Diane B. Wilsey, Carol Franc Buck Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and The Opera Fund, a program of OPERA America.

Miss Joyce DiDonato is the Marnie and Kern Wildenthal Principal Artist.

Photo Credit: Karen Almond, Dallas Opera


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