The Dallas Opera season opens

ROMEO ET JULIETTE by Charles Gounod

February 11, 13(m), 16, 19, 25, & 27(m), 2011

Conductor: Marco Zambelli*

Stage director: Michael Kahn

Starring: Charles Castronovo* (Romeo), Lyubov Petrova (Juliet), Robert Lloyd (Friar Laurence), Joshua Hopkins* (Mercutio), Roxana Constantinescu* (Stephano), Stephen Morscheck (Capulet), Jane Bunnell (Gertrude), Mark McCrory (The Duke), Aaron Blake (Tybalt), and Stephen LaBrie* (Paris)

RIGOLETTO by Giuseppe Verdi

March 25, 27(m), 30; April 2, 7, & 10(m), 2011

Conductor: Pietro Rizzo

Stage director: Harry Silverstein

Starring: Paolo Gavanelli* (Rigoletto), Laura Claycomb* (Gilda), James Valenti (The Duke), Raymond Aceto (Sparafucile), Kirsten Chavez* (Maddalena), Stephen Hartley* (Marullo), Aaron Blake (Borsa), Bradley Garvin* (Count Monterone), Quinn Patrick* (Giovanna), and Katie Bolding* (Countess Ceprano)

BORIS GODUNOV by Modest Mussorgsky

April 1, 3(m), 6, 9, 15, & 17(m), 2011

Conductor: Graeme Jenkins

Original production: Andrei Tarkovsky

Stage director: Stephen Lawless

Starring: Mikail Kazakov* (Boris Godunov), Elena Bocharova* (Marina Mniszek), Evgeny Akimov* (The Pretender), Vitally Efanov* (Pimen), Mikhail Kolelishvili* (Varlaam), Sergei Leiferkus* (Rangoni), Allan Glassman (Shuysky), Oksana Shilova** (Xenia), Andrei Spekhov** (Schelkalov), Meredith Arwady* (The Hostess), Keith Jameson (The Simpleton), and Steven Haal (Missail).

* Dallas Opera debut

** American debut

Events and cast members may be subject to change.

The Dallas Opera is supported, in part, by funds from: City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs; TACA; the Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). American Airlines is the official airline of The Dallas Opera. Lexus is the official vehicle of The Dallas Opera. Cartier is the official jeweler of The Dallas Opera. Rosewood Crescent Hotel is the official hotel of The Dallas Opera. The Dallas Morning News provides advertising support. The T. Boone Pickens YMCA is a new supporting partner. A special thanks is due to Mrs. William W. Winspear and the Elsa von Seggern Foundation for their continuing support.

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Ticket information for the 2010-11 Dallas Opera season

All performances are in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District at 2403 Flora St., Dallas TX 75201. Subscriptions start at $90 and are on sale now. Single tickets, subject to availability, begin at $25. For more information, contact The Dallas Opera Ticket Services Office at (214) 443-1000 or visit www.dallasopera.org.

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