This fall, Ailyn Pérez creates the role of emerging star soprano Tatyana Bakst in the world premiere of Great Scott, with music by Jake Heggie and a libretto by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Ms. Pérez made her critically lauded debut in Dallas in 2010 as Zerlina in Le nozze di Figaro, and returns to the company later this season in the title role of Massenet’s Manon.

The star-studded cast of Great Scott also features Joyce DiDonato as Arden Scott, Frederica von Stade as Mrs. Edward “Winnie” Flato, and Nathan Gunn is Sid Taylor, with Patrick Summers leading The Dallas Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Acclaimed director Jack O’Brien and set/costume designer Bob Crowley create the production, with performances taking place October 30 and November 1, 4, 7 & 15.