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 and the Texas Instruments Foundation. Bring your family and friends for an unbelievable evening of fun and world-class opera!
DATE: Saturday, March 18, 2017
LOCATION: The Outdoor Pavilion at the Star in Frisco, Texas at North Texas’ newest entertainment district and World Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. (One Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034) Madame Butterfly will be simulcast LIVE from the Winspear Opera House.
5PM- FREE Family Zone from 5pm- 7pm and includes Contests, Butterfly activities from Texas Discovery Gardens, Butterfly Face Painting from Frisco Arts, WB Classics Cartoon “What’s Opera, Doc?”
6:30PM- Pre-Show with KLUV Radio’s Host Jody Dean and The Dallas Opera’s Kristian Roberts, Education Program Senior Manager. Special interviews with Frisco’s Mayor Maso and Frisco Arts ED Tammy Meinershagen.
7:30PM- Madame Butterfly performance begins, LIVE from the Winspear Opera House in Dallas!
SEATING: FREE! Bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chairs. It is open seating on the outdoor pavilion; first-come, first-served. Restroom facilities will be available inside the Star Facility. Please check the Star’s Security and Bag Policy at TheStarInFrisco.com
FOUNDING SPONSOR: The Dallas Foundation
PRODUCTION UNDERWRITER: Texas Instruments Foundation
TICKETS: Reserve your FREE tickets and receive the latest updates at www.dallasopera.org/simulcast. Walk-ups welcome!
MORE INFORMATION: Visit The Dallas Opera website or call 214-443-1000
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.