Starting this weekend, the Dallas Opera will stage Turandot at the Winspear for an extended run through April 21. In the spirit of the Puccini classic, which pivots on riddles, we offer a couple of our own:
It has stadium seating, but it’s no theater. That’s right, the company is showing a simulcast of the opera--its second time doing so--at Cowboys Stadium next Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but you’ll need a reservation. Displayed on the stadium’s four massive video screens, the presentation is sure to be worthwhile on its own, but we plan to arrive a bit earlier so we don’t miss the 6:45 p.m. screening of the Bugs Bunny masterpiece What’s Opera, Doc?
It’s where you can find down-home food served on white tablecloths before the performance. That would be Olenjack’s Grille, the Arlington staple that continues to impress with its stellar renditions of Southern fare, like shrimp and grits ($19), which inventively includes bacon, andouille sausage and goat cheese (melted perfectly into the grits).
“Turandot” runs from April 5 to April 21 at the Winspear Opera House (2403 Flora St.); tickets start at $19. The free simulcast on April 13 is at Cowboys Stadium (1 Legends Way, Arlington).