This weekend, enjoy a lighthearted take on a famous fairytale courtesy of the Dallas Opera! An operatic version of a Brothers Grimm classic fairytale, this production of The Town Musicians of Bremen is enhanced with music by Rossini, Donizetti, Offenbach, Arthur Sullivan, and Verdi. See it live this Saturday, March 16th beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Eddie Pensier, a rooster with operatic aspirations, is chased away from his farm for waking the barnyard with tenor arias. On the very same day, Barcarolle, the dog, and Dorabella, the cat, are cast out by their owner for being too old to catch rabbits and mice. The three animals run into the woods near the road to Bremen where General Boom, a retired army donkey, is marching along playing his drum. He’s on his way to Bremen to begin a new band.
As each of the runaways cross the General’s path, he invites them to join his band. They have plans of their own, however, and decline the invitation. The woods surrounding the Bremen Road are filled with uncertainty. Eddie, Dorabella and Barcarolle become lost and argue angrily until General Boom hears their shouting and rescues them. With rumors of robbers all about and night approaching, they accept the General’s suggestion to overlook their differences, join his band and march to Bremen.
Working together as a team they overcome difficult circumstances further down the road, and as they approach their new home, the newly formed Bremen Town Musicians celebrate the idea that friendship, cooperation, and respect for others is far better than facing problems alone.
A quirky story with a great message, The Breman Town Musicians is an excellent option for Saturday afternoon entertainment! Tickets range from $5 to $12 and may be purchased online at www.dallasopera.org. Enjoy this performance for free when you bring two food items to the show. Items requested are low-sodium canned vegetables, dried or canned beans, whole-grain rice or pasta, healthy cereal, and/or peanut butter.
At The Mitchell Lofts Apartments in Dallas, Texas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Saturday, March 16, 2019—2:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201