|Musical Note - A Spotlight on Upcoming Dallas Opera Debuts|
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Yes, we are excited about the productions scheduled for the 50th Anniversary Season here at The Dallas Opera. And yes, we are excited about the talented singing actors and actresses who will create these unforgettable roles. But, there is some major talent that The Dallas Opera feels is very fortunate to have for one particular reason: they’re new!
Like a ball club signing a new ace, everybody is in a hurry to find out whether The Dallas Opera’s new talent can “bring the heat”. The most significant star our scouts have brought in this year is Giorgio Caoduro. This Italian-born baritone is making not only his Dallas Opera debut, but also, his American debut as Figaro in The Barber of Seville. Mr. Caoduro’s infectious personality is complemented by a musical sophistication uncommon to most performers in their mid-twenties. He has been decorated with the special prize at the Lignano Sabbiadoro Competition and also won the As.Li.Co. Competition in 2000. Giorgio is a performer who truly sounds like he has a great time on stage and finds joy in making you fall in love with his music.
Another new face and voice is Zeljko Lucic who will be
performing as Nabucco. The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, San Francisco
Opera, Opera National de Paris and many other important international opera
companies have all trusted their leading roles to this Serbian native. He has
received many awards, including first prize at the 1997 International
Competition Francisco Vinas in