The Dallas Opera House’s OperaTruck is back on the road this fall across North Texas with several community presentations for audiences of all ages.
The postponed performance of the family opera Jack and the Beanstalk at Klyde Warren Park to last spring will take place at 12 p.m. on Saturday.
There is no truck at this performance, said the Dallas Opera House.
Through a new partnership, OperaTruck will bring Jack and the Beanstalk to Pilgrim Rest Baptist Missionary Church for the first time on October 30 at 2:00 p.m., and return to First United Methodist Church on November 13 for a show at 3:00 p.m.
OperaTruck will also be bringing artists for a private performance at Ventana, a local senior living center this fall.
According to the Dallas Opera, all performances take place outdoors and are free.
Seating is allocated on a first come, first served basis, but not always provided, so spectators should bring their own chairs or blankets.
The Dallas Opera House said OperaTruck was designed to bring family-friendly productions to Dallas-area communities using an 18-wheel flatbed “big rig” that has been customized as an outdoor moving stage.
The truck can accommodate musicians and singers with appropriate distancing in “pop-up” performances.
OperaTruck was redesigned and donated by Quincy Roberts, TDO Board Member, TDO Chorus Member and one of D. Magazine’s “500 Most Influential Leaders”.
Roberts is also an opera singer and CEO of Roberts Trucking, the largest African-American-owned construction transporter in Dallas.
For more details, visit www.dallasopera.org.