Dallas Opera spares no expense with history-making Show Boat


Though not technically an opera, Show Boat is a natural fit for such a company to perform. Dallas Opera, using Francesca Zambello’s Lyric Opera of Chicago production, has breathed new life into the American classic with soaring voices and nuanced performances. The sheer scale of Show Boat, based on Edna Ferber’s sweeping book, can be intimidating. Spanning from the late 1800s to the 1920s, it follows the daughter of a river boat entertainer as she…

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