Dallas Opera presents The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Photo courtesy of The Dallas Opera

Jean-Dominique Bauby is the celebrated editor of Elle magazine. Husband, father, and a man with a very complicated personal life, he’s major player on the Paris social scene. But his life shatters when a devastating stroke leaves him paralyzed and unable to speak - “locked in” like a diver at the bottom of the sea, who can only watch the world go by as he yearns for bygone pleasures.

But Bauby’s spirit is indomitable, and he invents an alphabet by blinking one eye - “writing” his book with his assistant’s help. And though physically incapacitated, he still has a brilliant mind that can wander and fly like a butterfly, freeing him to travel through time and space where nothing is impossible!

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a remarkable operatic journey inspired by the real Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoir - a European bestseller that inspired an award-winning film at Cannes.

The opera will be sung in English with English supertitles.

Event Details



Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201