The Dallas Opera presents The Golden Cockerel
The second production of The Dallas Opera’s 2019-2020 Season is a brand-new Dallas Opera co-production of an opera that has not appeared on their stage since 1973. Music Director Emmanuel Villaume will conduct the tart-tongued comedy The Golden Cockerel, imaginatively staged by esteemed Scottish director Paul Curran.
When it comes to inept leaders, King Dodon takes the cake. He’s lazy, has terrible advisors, and would rather be in bed eating bonbons than waging war. But he’s also petrified that his enemies will take him by surprise. Happily, his astrologer gives him the perfect gift: a golden cockerel that sounds the alarm whenever danger is near. But even the magical bird can’t save Dodon when he comes up against his most formidable adversary - a voluptuous young queen, who unashamedly displays her charms.
The opera will be sung in Russian with English supertitles projected above the stage.