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 putSaturday, 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.
Puccini Friends: Happy New Year! We begin the new year with a program presented by the Wind Song Trio on Sunday ( not the usual Sat.) afternoon, Jan. 13. You may recall this trio presented our program a few years back at the home of Faye Briggs and were enthusiastically received by all.
Haley Sicking, soprano recently sang on the program given in conjunction with the Dallas Opera’s Women Conductors Symposium with the Dallas Opera Orchestra under the direction of Emmanuel Villaume. She will sing for us along with Robin Korevaar, clarinet and Jonathan Tsay, piano. This fine professional trio has presented various programs throughout the community, among which is the Basically Beethoven summer series at the Moody Performance Hall.
Our program is given in memory of our well remembered member, Gus Hoehn. Gus was a music enthusiast and life long clarinet player in addition to being a successful engineer. Many of Gus’ friends will join us to remember and honor him.
We meet at the lovely, art filled home of Bill and Leslie Cornog, 6— Hunter’s Glen, 75205, at our regular 3:00 time. I hope to see you there!
This fall, Opera in Concert presents two comic operas about education: “The Schoolmaster”, with a bumbling teacher trying to control his unruly class, and “Une Education Manquee” about a young couple whose schooling has neglected a crucial subject – “the birds and the bees”!
Performers include Edward Crafts, John Kuether, Lauren McNeese and Jocelyn Hansen, with Stephen Dubberly as music director and pianist.
Fri, November 17, 2017
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM CST
Sammons Center For the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219