The Puccini Society of Dallas Presents
Dr. Stephen Dubberly, UNT Opera
A Lecture and Performance on
Puccini’s Opera Manon Lescaut
Alisa Magallon, Soprano, and
James Chamberlain, Tenor
Enika and Richard Schultz
5042 Lakehill Court
Dallas, TX 75220
Members $25 – Guests $30
R.S.V.P. to Bettie Francis
P.O. Box 25105
Dallas, TX 75225 or
puccinisociety @ aol.com
Our February program will be presented by Stephen Dubberly, UNT School of Music Director of Opera. Many of you know Stephen and will welcome him back again. He will discuss Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” which will be presented by the Dallas Opera in early March. Along with his informative talk on the composition and history and story of this work, he will bring singers from the UNT Opera Program to sing arias from this opera. Enika and Richard Schulze will host us once again, and members of the Dallas Opera Guild will be invited to attend.
Please put Saturday, Feb. 23 on your calendar and plan to attend this program. “Manon Lescaut” is one of the less familiar Puccini operas, and your attendance of a performance will be greatly enhanced by learning more about it.
In 2016 The Dallas Opera presented the French version of this story, “Manon” by Jules Massenet, but the Italian version is an entirely different work, and is one of Puccini’s most beautiful compositions.
I look forward to seeing you there.