Winspear Opera House
Winspear Opera House
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Thomas Preinl
Wiesbaden, Germany141 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
As an opera lover, I have visted over 500 performances in over 80 opera houses around the world. At Dallas Opera, where I saw several performances in March 2023, I was suprised to see that all orchestra members were wearing masks while the conductor and the singers did not - and apart from two asians nobody in the audience did. Corona measures were lifted, all regulations lifted, however all the instrumental musicians were wearing masks while performing.

Worried about their health I took the opportunity of the interval to talk to the managment. David told me that wearing a mask is free choice of individuals. nobody is forced. Because he bragged about his 7th vaccination, I was still wondering and raised the subject with a musician after the performance.

"They are not telling you the truth. They make us wear masks. If we dont wear masks, we could not perform."

I am sorry but I cannot enjoy a musical performance if I have the feeling that musicians are treated like this. And management that lies on top of it!
Written 14 October 2023
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1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
It was a beautiful place, acoustics & stage was great. Seating is comfortable enough. Be sure to pre-book your parking if u don’t fancy walking. There’s parking at nearby church otherwise where u can pay using QR code ($8). Just know that unlike some venue where there’s a big monitor to show the performers face, this doesn’t have one. Be sure to book seats closer if u want to see up close. Also, they have a facility to blur out picture & video hence if u shld want to take photo of the performer —- no chance seeing the face clear (very disappointing). I feel that is ridiculously selfish to not let audience enjoy their idol. We had to join a very long line to use restroom during break, no more time to really go break for u spent all time lining up already to pee.
Written 18 June 2023
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DeitraWalter
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Winspear Grand Tier Prix Fixe dining - 3 adults/$60 per person.

The meal consisted of:

A shared charcuterie board with 3 each thin slices of smoked Gouda, Manchego, Sopressata, Capocolla, 3 very thin slices of baguette, 1 strawberry, 1 blueberry, 3 olives, 3 almonds and 3 peanuts.

A spinach and Frisée salad with jicama. My salad had 1 piece of Frisée and no jicama. The dressing could have been a strawberry vinaigrette, creating a more cohesive salad. One small slice of baguette on the side of the dish, no butter.

We all ordered the beef dish. It was 3 pieces of tri-tip (brisket) set a top tri-color potatoes with steamed Brussels sprouts that had a balsamic drizzle. The potatoes were delicious, the Brussels spouts were undercooked and contained no bacon, as in the description. I am not a fan of brisket, as I don’t care for the fat that runs between the flat and point. A marigold adorned the plate. Having never tried a flower, I did eat it. Very earthy flavor with a bitter after-taste.

Dessert was an Amaretto bread pudding with a Baileys chocolate sauce. Being a fan of Amaretto, this bread pudding had no detection of the wonderful almond liqueur. It had a chocolate drizzle and a dollop of whipped cream, but could have benefitted more from a sauce as it was dry.

Overall, it was a one-time experience. For the price Winspear needs to step up their game.

The service was very good, no less than three people waiting on you. Of course, tip is expected.

The meal does include tea, coffe and soda. The waitstaff did offer a to-go beverage for the show, which was nice to have.

The glass charger and rose were a beautiful addition to the table.
Written 14 May 2023
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Ashley Hobgood
Coppell, TX54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
My uncle and I came here to see a concert. We both enjoyed getting to see Billy Porter. The service of the staff was excellent. We will be coming back here again.
Written 12 May 2023
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Israel Flores
Austin, TX12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Business
The venue was amazing! The lighting, sound, comfort of the seats and drink selection available impeccable! Excited to attend another presentation in the very near future!
Written 10 April 2023
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divefan
St. Helena, CA618 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We opted to eat at the Grand Tier before our opera performance, and I was pretty disappointed with the food. The meat was so salty and tough that I just couldn't eat it. The other courses were fine. Next time we'll do the buffet.

The singers were excellent. The sets were not so excellent. We sat in the Mezzanine on the side, where the seats face directly forward, rather than being angled towards the stage. This required twisting my neck over to the left for 2.5 hours, which was exhausting.
Written 18 February 2023
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John J
Dallas, TX641 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This review is solely for the Winspear's Grand Tier Dining, not the venue itself. The venue is great, with comfortable seating, appropriate lighting, solid service aids helping you to your seats, and very good acoustics. Parking was easy and well staffed, but go early if you self-park and purchase in advance.

As subscribers, we attended Six, the musical in mid-December. The show was ok, but frankly not our cup of tea. Anyway, we decided to make reservations for the white tablecloth service of the Grand Tier dinning. Sounds pretty good, huh? Before making the reservation, we reviewed the menu on the Winspear web site as you have to pre-order your selections.

Service at the Grand Tier dining was friendly and timely, but they could not really attend to requests beyond water refills, alcohol sales, and butter. We had three main issues. First, my wife was brought the wrong appetizer. After an apology and a fairly long wait, they fixed it. This was fine as everyone makes mistakes. Second, they brought my wife a different entree than was on the December menu when we made the reservation. She was supposed to receive Butter Nut Squash, one of her favorites, but was instead served cauliflower steak, which she does not care for. I pointed this out to our waiter and his response was "oh" with a nervous smile and zero follow-up. This was unacceptable we should have received another entree or a refund. Third, the Grand Tier dining is in a small area and by the time our entree was served our hostess was selling concessions to patrons of the show at that seating level. There was a line to separate, but after they received their purchase, many stood around our tables and watched us eat. There was no exit rope to lead people away from the diners. It was very uncomfortable as you can imagine. Finally, we received our highly anticipated desert of Grand Mariner Creme Brule. Unfortunately, it was either incorrectly made or under cooked, as it was soupy and not firm below the surface. A very disappointing experience.

On the subsequent survey I received, I answered yes that I would like someone from the staff to follow up. As of 3 weeks later, no one has responded. I called the Winspear administrative offices, and they could not help me but asked that I send them an email so they could route it to the right person. No response from that email to date. I finally sent a second email to the admin office, caterer, and box office describing the issue yet again and not response. I tried to give them a chance before posting a review, but I guess customer service is not a priority. Maybe they will see this?

Anyone going to the Winspear I hope enjoys the show but do yourself a favor and don't expect any customer service if you have an issue and stay away from Grand Tier dining. Not worth it.
Written 31 December 2022
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Jill R
Rowlett, TX154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a beautiful venue. I can't imagine there is a bad seat in the house. The only negative is the snacks. The popcorn is very salty and the "soft" chocolate-dipped pretzel is very dry. So, skip the snack and enjoy the show!
Written 12 December 2022
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Wendy D
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
I couldn't find a place to leave a review of Oklahoma the show playing at the winspear Opera House (Dallas Texas) in June 2022. I don't normally leave reviews but I felt responsible to let people know not to go to this show. I have never disliked a show more. We went expecting singing and dancing and beautiful costumes and choreography and creativity. What we got was what looked like a line rehearsal with tables very little movement on the stage very low sound. I think it was a disgrace to the original Oklahoma . The singers were amazing and that is how I am going to try to remember it so I will give the singers if I star review but there was no dancing no choreography no costumes and very little else to be happy about the show. There was even a section in the show where the lights were completely blacked out and there were gunshots (yes they were blanks) from the stage which I think is DIS tasteful for our current climate in the United States. I couldn't wait to leave and I did leave during intermission. If I were winspear Opera House I would not let plays like this come to your venue what a beautiful upper House to offer such low quality performance. And if I had such a lovely singing voice as did some of the main characters I would never choose to be in a performance like this.
Written 11 June 2022
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Regina S
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The first time for my sister and I at the Winspear. We were impressed by the venue, and the LED chandelier is gorgeous. Staff was friendly and helpful, especially after my sister forgot her purse in the hall. We opted to try the buffet at the in-house restaurant, after we were told downstairs it was $25.00 per person. We get to the Terrace and it was suddenly $30.00 per person. Not good. We went in and there were several dishes to try, including a pasta with shrimp that should have been hot but wasn't. The beef dish was hot so we poured part of it over the pasta to heat it up. Chocolate cupcakes were in plastic containers...weird.
Written 31 May 2022
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