The Phantom has left the building. But fear not, those who want a good opera fix are finally in luck. The Turtle Creek Chorale presents Figaro! A Night at the Opera for two exclusive performances at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
The best part is that they’re taking some of the most famous songs and arias from a choice selection of operas and turning out an operatic variety show that has our Viking helmets tingling in anticipation.
Highlights include Bizet’s Toreador Song from Carmen (thank you very much, we now are humming that song incessantly) and Copland’s Stomp Your Foot, which will feature award-winning dancers from the Round Up Saloon. It’s hammer time during Verdi’s Anvil Chorus and the waterworks are sure to flow during Puccini’s emotional Nessun Dorma.
Make Pavarotti proud, fellas!
Selections from Verdi, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Gershwin and Gilbert & Sullivan will also be performed just to keep you on your toes.
Joining the TCC is Dallas’ New Texas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kathryn D. Brown. Texas Christian University’s School of Music is also sending three vocal students, Vanessa Becerra, William Mattox and Ekaterina Stetsyuk, to perform on select songs.
So for everyone who thought they learned everything they needed to know about opera from Bugs Bunny, now’s your chance to get another dose of unorthodox interpretations, as well as some traditional performances that will rival anything you’ll see belted out on stage anywhere in the world.
Tickets: $23 – $65
Sunday, March 28 & Wednesday, March 31, 8:00 p.m.
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street, Dallas
(214) 526-3214 (Turtle Creek Chorale offices)