A walk around works in progress

With time to spare before the opera lecture this evening, I took a long walk around the Dallas arts district to enjoy all the construction. Although you might think the first photo is a print ad for Playtex Cross Your Heart bras (think lift and separate), it is a view of the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center. As you look across the construction site the new Winspear Opera House is taking shape at the right of the photo.

The second photo shows the skeleton of the Wyly Theatre, the new home of the Dallas Theatre Center along Ross Avenue (which may or may not soon be renamed Cesar Chavez Avenue).

A five-story banner photo of Jaap Van Zweden, the new Dallas Symphony director hangs on the side of the Meyerson Symphony Center facing the Woodall Rogers Freeway beyond the Winspear construction site fence. Reminds me of that game we all played with our toddlers; "How big is baby? SOOOOOO BIG!!!"

Last photo is One Arts Plaza at the east end of the Arts District, and host location for the opera lecture. Dr. Stephen Dubberly of the University of North Texas provided insights into Donizetti's "Roberto Devereux" as part of the Figaro in Flip-Flops summer events series. Great fun for me imagining operas set in construction sites!

© 2008 Nancy L. Ruder

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