Opera can be so pretentious.
Unless it's sung by a rabbit. In harmony with Elmer Fudd.
At a football stadium.
Tomorrow night, that magic combination comes to life at the Dallas Opera Cowboys Stadium Simulcast.
The night begins with the Warner Brothers Classics 1957 masterpiece, What's Opera, Doc? in what is expected to be the world's largest cartoon screening, based on the ginormous screen size on display at Cowboys Stadium.
Voted the #1 cartoon ever produced by members of the animation industry, it's been the quintessential cultural high point for generations of kids.
Of course, there's a little genuine culture to be had, too. Immediately following Bugs Bunny and pals is an English-language opera short, Bon Appétit! with a singing Julia Child.
Then, all eyes turn to the main attraction: Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot. (If the girlfriend's been asking for opera, you're welcome.)
It all takes place on the world's largest HD video board structure, comprised of four massive viewing screens (the largest, 72 feet tall and 160 feet wide). And it's all free.
Except for the hot dogs and beer. Just like at any other opera house.