A World Premier Preview

The Opera
A Dallas Opera commission
in partnership with L'Opera de Montreal and San Diego Opera

World Premiere Celebration Week
Thursday November 29, 2001
Robert J. O'Donnell Lecture/Recital Hall, Meadows School of the Arts
Southern Methodist University, Dallas
  6:30-7:00 pm Registration check-in, Taubman Atrium, 1st floor
  7:00-10:15 pm "Thérèse in Film" with Introductory Remarks
(BBC's Masterpiec Theatre production of )
  10:15-11:00 pm Reception, Taubman Atrium
Friday November 30, 2001
World Premiere of Thérèse Raquin
The Dallas Opera, Music Hall at Fair Park
  6:30-7:00 pm Opera Overtures: an informative educational discussion in the Music Hall, free of charge
  7:30 - Curtain /
Post-performance Champagne Reception, Crystal Terrace at Music Hall
Saturday December 01, 2001
Dallas Museum of Art
  8:30-9:00 am Registration check-in, Lobby of Horchow Auditorium
  9:00-9:15 am Welcome, Horchow Auditorium
  9:15-10:00 am Keynote Presentation, Henri Miterrand (Columbia University professor, Emile Zola biographer and President, Friends of Zola Society)
  10:00-10:15 am BREAK
  10:15-11:00 am Keynote Presentation, Nimet Habachy (Lecturer, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Participant in Metropolitan Opera broadcasts - radio show on New York's classical station WQXR
  11:30 am - 12:30 pm LUNCH at the Myerson
  1:00-2:00 pm Concert: Voices of Change - music by Tobias Picker
Dallas Museum of Art
  2:00-2:45 pm "An Intimate Conversation with the Composer"
Tobias Picker, composer
Anthony Whitworth-Jones, General Director
Insights from the composer about how he works/creates and what he must consider in adapting a story for the operatic stage
  3:00-3:30 pm "Meet the Creators of Thérèse Raquin" - a panel discussion
Graeme Jenkins, Music Director
Francesca Zambello, Director
Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Scenic Designer
Gene Scheer, Librettist
  4:15-5:00 pm "Focus on Art" - a look at 19th century French painting
with Dallar Museum of Art personnel
December 02, 6 and 8, 2001
Additional performances of Thérèse Raquin
The Dallas Opera, Music Hall at Fair Park

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