The Dallas Opera's family show, Billy Goats Gruff, Photo courtesy of Karen Almond

Photo courtesy of Karen Almond


October 29, 2022
02:00 PM


Winspear Opera House View map
2403 Flora Street,
Dallas, TX, 75201

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The Dallas Opera presents these family shows, or stories with music—That’s what opera’s all about!

General admission seating in the beautiful Winspear Opera House. Both are sung in English, with English supertitles, and less than 60 minutes in length. Meet in the lobby at 12:30pm for pre-show family activities including crafts. Learn more and reserve your tickets here.

The Billy Goats Gruff
October 29, 2022 and February 5, 2023 at 2pm

Nice goats finish first! Three little goats—Lucy, Ernesto, and Dandini—just want to have fun. But mean old billy goat Osmin decides to spoil the festivities and blocks them from going over the bridge on their way home. And not only that! He steals Lucy’s favorite doll! So how do you stop a bully in his tracks? Meet him head-on, of course—and then maybe end up as friends!

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini. Words and Story adaptation by John Davies.

The Elixir of Love
November 6, 2022 and March 25, 2023 at 2pm

Shy Guy or Mr. Cool? Which one will she choose? Adina has her choice of two ardent suitors: Sergeant Belcore looks really good in his uniform and knows it—but he’s not without his charms. And Nemorino’s got a heart of gold, but he’s no poet laureate when it comes to expressing his feelings. Enter “doctor” Dulcamara with a “magic” potion he promises will make Nemorino the man of Adina’s dreams—after just one sip!

Music by Gaetano Donizetti. Words and Story adaptation by Mary Dibbern. Featuring The Dallas Opera Orchestra.

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