According to The Dallas Opera Kern Wildenthal General Director/CEO Ian Derrer,
“The holidays are both a time to recall the past and to look ahead with anticipation to the coming new year.
“Throughout 2020, The Dallas Opera has been unable to present world-class live performances in the Winspear Opera House, due to the pandemic. But, in March 2021, we plan to be back on stage bringing the world premiere of Joby Talbot‘s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to Dallas followed by performances of Verdi’s dramatic masterpiece, Don Carlo, Mozart‘s beloved The Marriage of Figaro, and Puccini‘s fiery Tosca.
“We are taking extraordinary steps to make these in-person performances safe for the artists, staff, and audiences—using materials and processes that are necessary but expensive (and tough on our operating budget).
“My wish for The Dallas Opera this season is to encourage arts and music lovers to support our endeavor to put live opera back on the Winspear stage by contributing to The Dallas Opera Excellence and Resiliency (DOER) Fund.
“Everyone can be a DOER and gifts of any size will have a tremendous impact. To give, go to dallasopera.org/DOER.
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