No matter how much you love opera, many adjectives could be used to describe a typical performance.
The list could go on and on, but rarely in our years of being (very) casual opera-goers have we used the word “fun” as a description of our night out on the town.
Of course, we realize that’s a very broad assessment of our opera experiences, but if you can guarantee genuine laughter while people sing their hearts out, that’s more our speed.
You’ll find laugh-out-loud moments and then some this Sunday when the Dallas Opera screens the movie premiere of Great Scott. The operatic spoof by gay composer Jake Heggie and gay playwright, screenwriter and librettist, Terrence McNally. We sadly lost McNally to Covid-19 last March, but you can now celebrate his wit and literary greatness watching the filmed version of an iconic performance on the stage at Winspear Opera House back in 2015.
For only $20, watch this comedic achievement from the very place it was recorded six years ago.
The story follows international opera diva Arden Scott (played by Joyce DiDonatto) as she returns to her hometown to put on a performance that will hopefully save the town’s struggling opera company. The only problem is, it’s going up against a major football game featuring the beloved home team. The culture clash should ring true for anyone living in Texas for sure.
We promise, it’ll be one of the most legitimately FUN times you’ll ever have at the opera.
Or at least a filmed version of it.