2013 – 2014

An Evening in Italy: Celebrating 2013, the Year of Italian Culture

Miller Outdoor Theater
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas
September 6, 2012 at 8 PM
Free Admission, but ticket are required for reserved seats in the covered area.
Tickets available at Miller Outdoor Theater Box Office from 10:30 AM to 1 PM on performance day and limited to four tickets per person. Remaining tickets are available starting at 7 PM. Unclaimed seats are released 5 minutes before curtain. Hillside seating is not reserved.

An Evening in Italy: Celebrating 2013, the Year of Italian Culture in the United States  will be presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Italy in Houston and will feature dancers from Sarasota Ballet in two original works by Dominic Walsh, I Napoletani and Bello.

2013 – Year of Italian Culture in the United States, is an initiative held under the auspices of the President of the Italian Republic and organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Italy in Washington. The aim of the initiative is to showcase Italian culture, not only in its traditional form of historical and artistic legacy, but also as a dynamic asset that gives value to the future relationship between Italy and the United States. For additional detailed information visit Italy in US 2013.

Houston Grand Opera’s Aida

Brown Theater, Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 2 PM
Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM

The fall season will continue on Friday, October 18 at 7 PM, when DWDT performs as a creative partner in Houston Grand Opera’s production of Aida at the Wortham Center’s Brown Theater.

Patrick Summers, HGO Artistic and Music Director says, “I’m thrilled that our artistic collaboration will create dazzling new choreography for HGO’s Aida, as well as display the incredible strength and scope of Houston’s vibrant arts scene.”

In Aida, an Ethiopian princess enslaved to Amneris – the princess of Egypt – has fallen in love with the warrior Radames. As he rides into battle, Aida is torn between her love for him, allegiance to her country, and loyalty to her family. Radames dreams that if he returns triumphant, he will free Aida and marry her. But Amneris longs for Radames’ affections, too. Romance and hope turn to crushing tragedy as the story unfolds.

Dominic Walsh will debut original choreography and stage movement for the production and DWDT dancers will help bring the story to life.

“I have a great respect for opera and have really enjoyed working with local organizations Mercury Baroque and Opera in the Heights on their productions in the past,” says Walsh. “I’m now happy to partner with HGO and very excited to be a part of Aida.”

Aida will run for seven performances through Saturday, November 9, 2013. Tickets can be purchased online through the Houston Grand Opera website, www.houstongrandopera.org.

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