|Michael Mayes as Wendell Swann in Great Scott|
The story is about opera star Arden Scott, who returns to her hometown to save the struggling company that launched her career. The opening night performance of the long-lost opera she discovered falls on the same night as the home team’s first National Championship game. The fate of the company hangs in the balance as Arden discovers that greatness is truly a matter of heart.
We, of course, had to share these photos of Michael Mayes, who grew up in Cut and Shoot, Texas, where he played football. A football injury actually started his career trajectory in the world of opera. This performance marks his debut with the Dallas Opera. He's had great success 40 miles down the Tom Landry Highway at the Fort Worth Opera in Tom Cipullos' Glory Denied and Mark Adamo's Lysistrata.
The production will next head to the San Diego Opera from May 7-15, 2016 with Isabel Leonard taking over the role of the diva from Joyce DiDonato. Additional information is available online.
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