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DFW Date Night Shows Around Valentine’s Day

January 27, 2014 7:00 AM

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Whether you are a lover of dramatic readings, opera, Shakespeare or symphonic concerts, there is something for you and your love to enjoy this Valentine’s Day.

Dallas Opera performs ‘Death and the Powers’
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 443-1043
www.dallasopera.org/season

Dates: Feb. 12-16, 2014

“Death and the Powers” by Tod Machover is a deep family drama that combines science fiction to create a story about a terminally ill billionaire who tries to use his powers to persuade his loved ones to join him in a downloadable world called “the System.” The performances by Robert Orth, Joelle Harvey, Patricia Risley and Hal Cazalet beckon you to explore the question of what is human life without the possibility of touch, sex, suffering and death. It is sung in English with English subtitles. Tickets range from $19 to $249.

Andre Watts
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 880-0202
www.attpac.org/andre-watts

Date: Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

As part of the Winspear Opera House Recital Series, Andre Watts will be performing. At the tender age of 16, Watts was picked by Leonard Bernstein to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic as part of its Young People’s Concerts. This concert was broadcasted nationwide on CBS-TV. Two weeks later, Bernstein asked Watts to be a substitute for Glenn Gould who was ailing in health for Liszt’s “E-Flat Concerto.” Thus began Watts’ career as a world-class performer. Tickets range from $20 to $70.

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Troilus and Cressida
Hammon Hall
2403 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 880-0202
www.attpac.org/troilus-and-cressida

Date: Feb. 1-2, 2014

An unabridged stage reading of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare includes the story of “Troilus and Cressida.” Set during the Trojan War, Troilus falls in love with Cressida who is playing hard to get. Greek mythology heroes including Ulysses, Achilles and Ajax are featured as they try to end the war. In true Shakespearean style, the classic story is a tragedy that covers love, betrayal and jealousy. Tickets are $10.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Love is in the Air’
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 670-3600
www.dallassymphony.com

Date: Feb. 14-16, 2014

“If music be the food of love, play on,” said Duke Orsino in William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” As part of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Pops Series, Alasair Neale conducts the DSO in “Love is in the Air.” Valentine’s weekend performances include soul-stirring passionate melodies to share with your sweetheart. Tickets range from $29 to $136.

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Robin D. Everson is a native Chicagoan who resides in Dallas, Texas. Her appreciation for art, food, wine, people and places has helped her become a well-respected journalist. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and
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