Just before the Chihuly press conference kicked off at the Dallas Arboretum at 4, the Dallas Opera folks were making a big announcement at big Cowboys Stadium. The Jones gals — Gene Jones and Charlotte Anderson Jones — were on hand to join DO General Director/CEO Keith Cerny to revealed another innovative project by the DO.
On Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. the Dallas Opera’s 2012 Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of Mozart’s The Magic Flute will be presented on the world’s largest HDTV video board that is suspended in the center of the stadium.
While the simulcast and parking will be free to the public, seating will require reservations.
Gene admitted, “Sports and art are not typically thought of as belonging together. Yet sporting events and great art do something similar—they get people talking.”
Keith added, “One of the goals of the Dallas Opera is to bring great singing and world-class theater to the widest possible audience. As part of our commitment to expanding our community outreach we are thrilled to announce an unprecedented, ‘game-changing’ collaboration with the Cowboys organization. Let me also say that the Dallas Opera is especially grateful for the generous support of the Jones Family, encouraging our efforts to create one of the most unique and memorable events in the history of this opera company.
“I hope that the centralized location of Cowboys Stadium will draw music and theater lovers from all across North Texas to this free simulcast of Mozart’s action-packed masterpiece, especially those who, for a variety of reasons, have perceived opera as an intimidating or challenging art form, rather than the fantastic entertainment experience it is,” Keith said.
If you’ve never been to the home of the Dallas Cowboys or been curious about opera but feared sticker shock, here is your opportunity and all it will cost is the price of gas getting to and from the event.