The Dallas Opera is thrilled to report that the first performance of the 2012-2013 Season, malady “Pursuits of Passion”, diagnosis Giuseppe Verdi’s passionate and moving 19th century masterpiece, AÏDA, one of the most powerful and popular works in the entire opera canon, opening onFriday, October 26, 2012 in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, is officially SOLD OUT.  No walk-ups will be available.

The Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.; it will be preceded by FIRST NIGHT red carpet arrivals and fashions (beginning at 6:00 p.m.) with the theme “Arts and Sports Together” honoring women’s basketball great Nancy Lieberman and featuring a host of athletes and celebrities from the world of sports.  The Red Carpet will be capped off by a lively pre-performance reception in Nancy B. Hamon Hall and in the Winspear lobby.

The performance itself will be followed by a late-evening, black-tie dinner.

Subsequent performances of AÏDA are scheduled for October 28(m) – which is a near sell out with limited seating still available, Oct. 31, November 3, 9, and 11(m), 2012. Full season subscriptions remain on sale, beginning at just $75, and single tickets start at a new low price of $19.  Contact the Dallas Opera Ticket Services Office at 214.443.1000 or purchase online, 24/7, at dallasopera.org.