It's a big season for The Dallas Opera. They're getting ready to move into their new home this evening, and they have the world premiere of Moby-Dick in April (it comes to us in 2012).
When the Winspear Opera House opens in Dallas tonight they expect a full house at 2,200 seats which is down from the 3,300 seats in their old theatre. Why is this? Mainly to enhance the dramatic experience, but also because the seats have to be larger. It seems our butts have gotten bigger over the years.
The UK's Guardian reports.
And yes, because we're feeling punchy this morning