The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora St., 214/670-3600692-0203, www.dallassymphony.com) in the Dallas Arts District is the city’s premier venue for the performing arts. In addition to housing the prestigious Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the impressive facility, with an auditorium designed by world-renowned architect I. M. Pei, also hosts touring shows for the cultured crowd, including a pops concert series and adult contemporary artists.
Another of the city’s highly respected performing arts organizations is the Dallas Opera (909 First Ave.,2301 Flora St., 214/443-1000, www.dallasopera.org), which performs its work at the Music Hall at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The company, which performs several high-profile operas each year, has also presented many international stars in their American debuts, including Dame Joan Sutherland and Plácido Domingo.
The ornate Majestic Theatre (1925 Elm St., 214/880-0137, www.liveatthemajestic.com) is a 1921 vaudeville-era gem located near the heart of downtown. The 1,700-seat Majestic stages national and local musical productions, dramatic plays, comedy shows, and concerts.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition