The Dallas Opera, in partnership with Cowboys Stadium, is extremely proud to announce the first classical music simulcast ever conducted in a North Texas sports venue.
The announcement was made by representatives of both organizations - Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny and Charlotte Jones Anderson, Cowboys Executive Vice-President Brand Management/President of Charities, following a meeting of Dallas Opera Board held on-site at the stadium.
The Dallas*Opera's 2012 Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE will take place on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the high-tech home of the Dallas Cowboys *at One Legends Way in Arlington, Texas. Patrons will be able to enjoy a complete, unabridged live performance on the world's largest high-definition video board structure, comprised of four massive viewing screens (the largest, 72 feet tall and 160 feet wide) suspended directly above the playing field. Seating will be reserved and free tickets can be obtained through the Dallas Opera website, effective immediately, at www.dallasopera.org/cowboys.
"We are excited to partner with the Dallas Opera on such a distinctive event," Anderson said. "Our organization admires and respects The Dallas Opera's original thinking and stewardship in making a ground-breaking event like this a reality. We truly value the importance of the arts in our community, and we hope that this first-of-its-kind opera broadcast gives us a way of sharing our love of the arts with a new audience at Cowboys Stadium."
THE MAGIC FLUTE will star soprano Ava Pine, the Dallas Opera's very first Resident Young Artist, in the role of Pamina.
"One of the goals of the Dallas Opera is to bring great singing and world-class theater to the widest possible audience," Cerny said. "As part of our commitment to expanding our community outreach we are thrilled to announce an unprecedented, 'game-changing' collaboration with the Cowboys organization. Let me also say that the Dallas Opera is especially grateful for the generous support of the Jones Family, encouraging our efforts to create one of the most unique and memorable events in the history of this opera company.
"I hope that the centralized location of Cowboys Stadium will draw music and theater lovers from all across North Texas to this free simulcast of Mozart's action-packed masterpiece, especially those who, for a variety of reasons, have perceived opera as an intimidating or challenging art form, rather than the fantastic entertainment experience it is."