Less Irish Luck, More Scottish Nightmare

This St. Patty’s Day weekend, give your liver a break and your nerves a workout. Friday through Sunday, the Dallas Opera and the Dallas Theatre Center are combining efforts for the first time (why haven’t they done this before?) with a production of British composer Peter Maxwell Davies’ eerie 1979 chamber opera, The Lighthouse. Expect to be thoroughly freaked out. This opera is based on the true story of three isolated lighthouse-keepers who disappeared mysteriously off the coast of far-northern Scotland in 1900. A minimal cast (three singers) creates disturbing imagery and the small orchestra includes an out-of-tune piano and percussionists playing bones (yes, actual animal bones). Tickets range from $49 to $99. Don’t get lost, this opera will NOT be performed in the Winspear Opera House. Instead, head to the Wyly Theatre at 2100 Flora St. Call 214-880-0202 or visit attpac.org.
Sun., March 18, 2 p.m., 2012

 
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