The Aspern Papers Dallas Tickets
Be there live when the Dallas Opera presents Dominick Argento's riveting 1988
opera, The Aspern Papers, in a brand-new production to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of its TDO world premiere at
the Music Hall at Fair Park. The new production of this atmospheric opera, based on an 1888 novella by acclaimed author Henry
James will be conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Graeme Jenkins in his final TDO appearances before he assumes the status
"emeritus." The current production will be staged by the renowned British director Tim Albery, The James R. Seitz, Jr., Stage
Director in Honor of John Gage. If you like the opera, you won't want to miss your chance to see some of the most talented
singers belt their way through this amazing show. Order your opera tickets at StubHub today!
The Aspern Papers Theatre Tickets
Dominick Argento's haunting opera The Aspern Papers takes place in the mid-to-late
1800s at a crumbling villa on the banks of a remote Italian lake. The current production makes a smart choice in its stunningly
sparse set, which sets the scene for the dramatic tale to come. Indeed, the show's subject matter involved the main themes
of Henry James' novella version: inter-relational drama, legacy, ego, love and betrayal. Although Argento changes some basic
elements of James' plot, to spin the focus toward the opera, the story remains poetic and poignant and the music is nothing
short of spectacular! Secure your theatre tickets today!
The Aspern Papers
Family Theatre Tickets
Every family has drama and secrets of their own and The Aspern Papers delves deeply into one
family's darkest secrets. The story is centered around Juliana Bordereau, a once-great diva of the opera stage who we meet
in the opening bars of the opera as a bent, elderly woman shrouded in black silk and lace. When the curtain rises, Juliana
sings a mournful song of longing ("Snow and cypress, glacier and leaf...") that instantly sets the tone for the opera. Juliana,
we discover, was in love with a composer named Aspern. She was his muse, and now she holds secrets about his death and the
whereabouts of a missing opera he was rumored to have written before he died. All of a sudden their world in turned upside-down
when a stranger comes to the villa in search of a room to rent. The Lodger (Nathan Gunn) turns out to be an Aspern scholar
who has come to discover Juliana's secrets. Find great deals on family theatre tickets
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The Aspern Papers Dallas Opera Tickets
The story shifts back and forth between the present
time period and the past, when Juliana was young as Aspern was still living. Actress Alexandra Deshorties plays both the younger
and older version of Juliana to perfection, and its impossible not to be moved by her special soprano vocals. Of course, Susan
Graham (Tina), for her part, provides the most spectacular solos of the evening. Experience both of these delightful female
vocalists with Dallas Opera Tickets from StubHub!
The Aspern Papers Schedule
a complex musical score full of fantastic melodies, this opera is one of the best productions TDO has put on.The space, the
set, the cast and the music all come together to breath new life into this older opera, which first premiered 25 years ago
with TDO at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Visit StubHub today for current schedule!