Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Dallas Opera wants to know “What Kind of Carmen Are You?”

(Press Release) Whether you envision yourself as a traditional Carmen, a Carmen Electra or a Carmen Miranda—male or female, on two legs or four—you’re being summoned to the Klyde Warren Park stage in your most imaginative Carmen finery to mark the Dallas Opera’s exciting season-opening production—streamed live to patrons on the lawn.

Judging will take place at the simulcast location at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013 with prize winners to be determined the old-fashioned way: by audience acclaim. Competitors are advised to bring loud and enthusiastic friends.

Like Paris of old (the Trojan prince, not the French metropolis), popular 102.9 NOW Morning Show Host Chris Jagger will present costume contest winners with a prestigious golden apple—in addition to tickets to the exclusive FIRST NIGHT After Party to take place later that evening at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, immediately following the Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance.

All contestants are encouraged to remain for the free live Dallas Opera simulcast of Georges Bizet’s immortal CARMEN, beginning at 8:00 p.m. and to participate in the “Toreador Song Sing-a-long” as well as other highlights throughout the evening. Blankets and picnic baskets are allowed; food, beer and wine may be purchased onsite and a variety of local food trucks will be stationed on the park’s perimeter throughout the evening.

Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201