North Texas’ newest entertainment district and World Corporate Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, The STAR in Frisco, is the new location for the next FREE Dallas Opera Simulcast. A critically-acclaimed production of MADAME BUTTERFLY will be featured at the exciting new venue on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The classic Italian opera by Giacomo Puccini will be simulcast live from the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District, and is generously sponsored by The Dallas Foundation.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. hosted by KLUV Radio’s Jody Dean and The Dallas Opera’s Education Program Senior Manager Kristian Roberts. Activities include Family Fun Zone 4:30-6:30 p.m., with trivia contests, behind-the-scenes interviews, and a Warner Brothers Classics cartoon. Frisco Arts will sponsor a face-painting station, creating beautiful butterflies. The opera performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
All pre-show children’s activities and the simulcast are FREE and open to the public! Bring your families, friends, and neighbors- no tickets necessary! This is a great way to introduce the opera to children and adults in a casual, fun environment.
About MADAME BUTTERFLY:
With poignant melodies, memorable characters and a heart-wrenching storyline, MADAME BUTTERFLY has captivated audiences and dampened handkerchiefs for more than a hundred years. Loosely based on true events in Nagasaki, Japan, the unforgettable opera tells the tale of a young, naïve Japanese woman, Cio-Cio-San, blinded by her love for a callous American naval officer. MADAME BUTTERFLY, with libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, is the third production of The Dallas Opera’s 60th Season.