Best Bets • 01.29.16

Posted on 28 Jan 2016 at 6:10pm

Sunday 01.31

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Opera luminaries Flicka and Jake, together again … in concert

When last we saw Frederica von Stade, she was delighting audiences in the world premiere of composer Jake Heggie’s Great Scott at the Winspear. Well, these opera luminaries (and personal friends) have teamed up again for an afternoon of music, with “Flicka” singing a variety of songs, accompanied by Heggie on piano. It’s a rare chance to see these talents in a more casual and intimate setting.

DEETS:
City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St.
2 p.m.
$20–$40
DallasOpera.org

Tuesday 02.02 — Sunday 02.14

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‘Bridges of Madison County’ swoons into Fair Park Music Hall

The novel The Bridges of Madison County was something of a phenomenon in the early 1990s, but it took more than 20 years for it to be adapted to the Broadway stage, with Jason Robert Brown providing a Tony Award-winning score. The national tour of the show arrives in Dallas for the first time, courtesy of Dallas Summer Musicals. Get out to see this romantic and elegantly composed musical now through — appropriately enough — Valentine’s Day.

DEETS:
Fair Park Music Hall
901 First Ave.
DallasSummerMusicals.org

Friday 02.05

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Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance makes long-awaited Dallas debut

TITAS continues its season of almost-exclusively North Texas premiere dance companies with this import from Taiwan. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre has been around for 40 years, but this is the first chance for Dallas audiences to catch this inventive modern dance troupe. Presented in conjunction with the Crow Collection of Asian Art, this innovative company weaves themes of sunlight, soil, wind, water and fire in a visually arresting style that is dramatic and beautiful. It performs a one-night-only show, so don’t miss it.

DEETS:
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
8 p.m.
ATTPAC.org

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 29, 2016.

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