Dallas Opera will present a unique double bill of Everest by Joby Talbot and La Wally by Alfredo Catalani.
La Wally: Set high in the Austrian Alps, the first half of the double bill is the climactic final act of an opera about a free-spirited and fiercely passionate young woman who realizes, too late, that love delayed isn’t always love denied.
Soprano Latonia Moore, the star of the 2012 production of Aida, makes a return to the Dallas Opera stage as the strong-minded heroine of this Alpine romance. Tenor Carl Tanner makes his company debut as her beloved Hagenbach in this brand-new abridged production staged by director Candace Evans and conducted by Anthony Barrese.
Everest: On the slopes of Mount Everest, luck and the weather can turn with equal ferocity and swiftness, and dreams die even for the most valiant of men. British composer Joby Talbot’s first opera – a Dallas Opera world premiere with a libretto by Gene Scheer (Moby-Dick) – confronts the tragic events surrounding an ill-fated Everest expedition with a cast that includes tenor Andrew Bidlack, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, bass Kevin Burdette, and baritone Craig Verm.
This eagerly anticipated Dallas Opera world premiere will be conducted by Nicole Paiement and staged by Moby-Dick director Leonard Foglia, with stunning visuals designed by Elaine J. McCarthy.
A double bill, sung in Italian/English with English supertitles.