1 Cowboys Way
Frisco, TX 75034
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.