The Dallas art community
is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new venue for
the Dallas Opera. Located in the blosoming arts district, the Winspear Opera House will sit alongside the Morton
Meyerson Symphony Center, designed by I.M. Pei. The Winspear Opera house will not be lacking in celebrity architecture
factor, the design was submitted by the great Lord Foster. When the opera house is completed, along with the
neighboring Dee and Charles Wyly Theater, it will make the only contiguous block in the world with buildings designed
by 4 Pritzker Prize winning architects: Rem Koolhas, I.M. Pei, Renzo Piano, and Lord Foster.
Opera House will basically look like a red drum, surrounded by glass, with a pergola over it. I'm sure that it will be
more inspiring than my description can impart, especially at night, when the effect will be most exciting. Seating
2,220 patrons, the horshoe-shaped opera house will be acoustically tuned for operatic performances. Too bad that we
have to wait till 2009 to see the completed structure.