Dallas Opera presents Tosca simulcast
Dallas Opera presents Tosca. It’s not enough to live for art when the winds of change threaten to radically reshape the political landscape. Love, lust and loyalty blend with political intrigue and romance in this action-packed opera, one of the Dallas Opera’s most popular productions.
This free simulcast of opening night at Klyde Warren Park will feature lots of opportunities for “audience participation,” including:
- A pizza dough TOSS-CA for semi-fabulous prizes (start warming up your throwing arm now) courtesy of Yummy Pizza Food Truck (available on site).
- “Puccini’s Pups” - the SPCA of Texas will be on site collecting new toys and treats for shelter pets (Pup-Peronis are especially popular!).
- Foster dogs, available for adoption, can be visited on site. Stop by and find the perfect pet for your household. Sponsored by the SPCA of Texas.
- TOSCA Trivia—it will have you leaping over your lawn chair.
The pre-performance festivities (beginning at 6:30 p.m.) will also include a special screening of the 1955 Warner Brothers cartoon masterpiece described by director Steven Spielberg as “the Citizen Kane of animated film”: “One Froggy Evening” directed by Chuck Jones and marking the debut of cartoon character Michigan J. Frog – who later served as the mascot of The WB Television Network.
In it, a 20th century demolition worker discovers a box inside a cornerstone with a document dating from 1892. The box also contains a singing, dancing frog (complete with top hat and cane) who regales his rescuer with popular songs of the day. However, every attempt to profit from the frog’s remarkable talents falls flat. Listen for an excerpt from Rossini’s “Largo al factotum” from The Barber of Seville.