Here's a late reminder that tonight is the opening of the Dallas Opera's season, with Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, and there's also a free "Plazacast" outside of the Winspear Opera House, in which the performance will be show on a large screen in Sammons Park.
It begins with a red carpet and events at 6 p.m., and the opera broadcast is at 7:30. The weather's great, and there's no World Series game tonight (that's something that plagued the Opera's first experiment with a Plazacast, last year). So come out.
Here's more from the Opera's news release:
The Dallas Opera—in partnership with the AT&T Performing Arts Center—is taking all the excitement and thrills of Opening Night of the 2011-2012 “Tragic Obsessions” Season and broadcasting them, free, on the front lawn of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, where families and friends are invited to gather for a romantic night of opera under the stars!
Plazacast@the Center, the company’s second simulcast, will be held in Sammons Park, directly in front of the opera house on Friday, October 21, 2011, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (curtain time: 7:30 p.m.).
The new location has the added advantage of allowing music aficionados and the opera-curious to bring their own blankets, picnic baskets and lawn chairs; to make a full evening of this festive affair, supported by Smartwater. (However, the Dallas Opera respectfully requests that you leave your pets at home. Minor children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Attendees will have an outstanding view of the red carpet “fashion show” that kicks-off the event and a gigantic screen on the lawn will transport them inside the Margaret McDermott Performance Hall and down to the Shannon and Ted Skokos Stage for opening remarks from Dallas Opera General Director & CEO Keith Cerny, prior to the evening’s eagerly anticipated season-opening performance.
The opera itself will be sung in the original language, Italian, with English language subtitles projected onto the screen. Whether indoors or out, Dallas Opera patrons won’t miss a moment of the melodrama!