The Dallas Opera and NorthPark Center presents "The Fabric of Opera: The Winspear World Premieres"

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The Fabric of Opera: Winspear World Premieres
Principal singers in costume for Becoming Santa Claus. Photo by Karen Almond, Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera and NorthPark Center will present "The Fabric of Opera: The Winspear World Premieres," featuring rarely-exhibited historic costumes from the private collection of The Dallas Opera.

The exhibition will consist of costumes created for The Dallas Opera by some of the finest design talents in the world, including Tony Award winners Jane Greenwood and Bob Crowley, renowned British set and costume designer Gary McCann, and Drama Desk Award winner David C. Woolard. The new exhibition will showcase designs specifically created for The Dallas Opera world premieres at the Winspear Opera House (2009-2019) during the company’s first decade in the venue.

"The Fabric of Opera: The Winspear World Premieres," curated by Dallas Opera set and costume designer Tommy Bourgeois, will showcase characters and costumes, both real and fantastical. NorthPark Center visitors will get close-up views of the meticulously-researched outfits of 19th century seafarers, modern day mountaineers, contemporary opera stars, and the imaginary denizens of the North Pole, including sprightly elves and a young man named Nick. It will also include revealing commentary from the composers and librettists who poured themselves into these important contemporary works.

The exhibition, located on Level One near Neiman Marcus, will be on display through November 6.

Event Details



NorthPark Center
8687 N. Central Expy.
Dallas, TX 75225


Ticket Info

Admission is free.