The Dallas Opera announced its 2015-2016 season themed, “Seeking the Human Element,” with the help of the Highlander Band yesterday in front of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, composer Jake Heggie, and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato were on hand for the announcement and concert.
Opening night of the 59th season is Oct. 30, when the Opera will perform the world premiere of Great Scott,
with DiDonato portraying the lead Arden Scott.
The works chosen for this season are all from the 19th and 20th centuries. Read more about the shows here. It looks pretty good.
Great Scott, by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally
Shows: Oct. 30 and November 1(m), 4, 7, and 15(m)
Tosca, by Giacomo Puccini
November 6, 8(m), 11, 14, 20, and 22(m)
Becoming Santa Claus, a Dallas Opera world premiere, by Mark Adamo
December 4, 6(m), 9, and 12
Manon, by Jules Massenet
March 4, 6(m), 9 and 12
Show Boat, by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
April 15, 17(m), 20, 23, and 29 and May 1(m)
(m) = matinee