Texas Ballet Theater Announces Live Orchestration For Select Dracula Performances

Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to announce that its upcoming productions of ‘Dracula’ in Dallas will feature accompaniment by the Dallas Opera Orchestra. This collaboration is made possible by an anonymous donor. Performances are running September 15-17, 2023, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.

Michael Moricz will conduct the orchestra for four performances of the audience-favorite ballet, last performed by the nonprofit ballet company in 2015. The two organizations hope the fusion of ballet and live music will take Dracula to new heights.

“As the Artistic Director of Texas Ballet Theater, I am delighted to announce our collaboration with the Dallas Opera Orchestra for ‘Dracula’ in Dallas.” Said Tim O’Keefe, Artistic Director of Texas Ballet Theater. “This remarkable partnership combines the artistry of exceptional dancers with live orchestration, promising an enchanting experience for the audience. Additionally, I am excited to welcome back Michael Moricz as our guest conductor, and I look forward to the artistic synergy that he brings to this production.”

Welcoming the collaboration, Ian Derrer, The Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO of The Dallas Opera, stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Texas Ballet Theater for their production of Dracula in Dallas. This natural and proven collaboration of renowned choreography with live orchestral accompaniment will greatly enhance the audience experience. We look forward to sharing the power of the performing arts and enriching the cultural landscape of North Texas.”

Dracula is suitable for mature audiences. Individual tickets range from $20 to $125. Patrons can purchase tickets online at https://texasballettheater.org/performance/dracula-2023/ or by contacting the Box Office at 877-828-9200 option 1.