OperaTruck, The Dallas Opera


April 24, 2021 to May 23, 2021


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The Dallas Opera (TDO) announces its newest initiative, designed to bring productions of family fare to Greater Dallas communities with OperaTruck, an 18-wheel flatbed “big rig” that has been customized as an outdoor mobile stage, which can accommodate musicians and singers with appropriate distancing in pop-up performances.

OperaTruck performances feature TDO singers in family-friendly one-act operas: Jack and the Beanstalk and Doctor Miracle. All OperaTruck performances take place outdoors; audiences should bring their own seating.

Additional free outdoor performances of Jack and the Beanstalk will take place (without the truck) at:
-Dallas Arboretum's Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden (8525 Garland Rd, Dallas), Saturday, April 24 at 11am and noon. Advance reservations for paid timed-entry tickets and parking are required. Reserve online or by calling Dallas Arboretum Customer Service at 214/515-6615 between 9am–5pm.
(Also happening at Dallas Arboretum that weekend:
Earth Day Weekend: Thursday, April 22, 10:30am and Saturday, April 24, 10am–4pm
Artscape: Saturday, April 24–Sunday, April 25, 9am–5pm, members-only hours from 7–9am)

Jack and the Beanstalk will take place (without the truck):
-Klyde Warren Park (2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas), Saturday, May 1 at 1pm

OperaTruck makes its debut with three new community partners:
-Doctor Miracle at First United Methodist Church of Heath (140 Smirl Drive, Heath) on Saturday, May 8 at 2pm
-Jack and the Beanstalk at St. Matthew’s Cathedral (5100 Ross Avenue, Dallas) on Sunday, May 23 at 3pm.

OperaTruck was generously retro-fitted and donated by Quincy Roberts—a TDO Trustee, TDO Chorus member, and one of D magazine’s “Top 500 Most Influential Leaders”—who is also is a trained opera singer, and CEO of Roberts Trucking, the largest African American-owned construction hauler in Dallas.