Monthly Archives: May 2011

General Director's Roundtable: Public and Government Funding of the Arts

by tdoadmin

Dallas Opera General Director & CEO Keith Cerny hosts a panel of nationally recognized arts experts featuring Opera America’s Marc Scorca and the Dallas Arts District’s Veletta Lill, moderated by D Magazine Arts Editor Peter Simek. This Roundtable’s topic is public and government funding of the arts.

General Director’s Roundtable: Public and Government Funding of the Arts

by tdo

Dallas Opera General Director & CEO Keith Cerny hosts a panel of nationally recognized arts experts featuring Opera America’s Marc Scorca and the Dallas Arts District’s Veletta Lill, moderated by D Magazine Arts Editor Peter Simek. This Roundtable’s topic is public and government funding of the arts.

Fasten Your Seatbelts: MIT Comes to TDO!

by Suzanne Calvin

From the May 18th edition of “The Guardian” (UK): “Yo-Yo Ma’s cello may not be the obvious starting point for a journey into one of the world’s great universities. But, as you quickly realise when you step inside the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), there’s precious little about the place that is […]

2011 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year

by Suzanne Calvin

Your voice has been heard…and we had a nod of approval from D magazine’s Front Row blog, too. Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 19, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE SOPRANO LAURA CLAYCOMB SELECTED BY SEASON SUBSCRIBERS AS THE “MARIA CALLAS DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR” […]

The 23rd Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” Awards $20,500 in Prize Monies!

by tdo

Countertenor John Holiday, Jr. Takes Top Prize and $8,000 Cash! ~~~~ Second Place Tie ($4,000 Apiece) for Sopranos Katrina Galka and Maren Weinberger ~~~~ “People’s Choice Award” Winner Norman Garrett ~~~~ Honoring Longtime Dallas Opera Supporter Patti Cody   DALLAS, MAY 14, 2011 –The Dallas Opera Guild’s 23rd Annual Vocal Competition for young opera singers […]

Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Winners

by Suzanne Calvin

They were winners, all. But here’s the exciting outcome: The 23rd Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” Awards $20,500 in Prize Monies! ~~~~ Countertenor John Holiday, Jr. Takes Top Prize and $8,000 Cash! ~~~~ Second Place Tie ($4,000 Apiece) for Sopranos Katrina Galka and Maren Weinberger ~~~~ “People’s Choice Award” Winner Norman Garrett ~~~~ Honoring […]

Vocal Competition Finals, Tonight – Free!

by Suzanne Calvin

First time in the Winspear Opera House. It should be quite a night for Texas-born-or-based operatic wannabes (some of whom are already on their way to stardom). Here are the ten finalists who will battle for big money tonight, beginning at 7:30 PM (come down, grab and seat and cast YOUR ballot!): Bass-baritone Noel Bouley […]

Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Today

by Suzanne Calvin

I can hear some glorious young voices wafting up the elevator shaft in the Winspear Opera House to our offices on the fifth floor. Meaning, I need to hurry up and get things done so I can matriculate downstairs for a taste of the best of up-and-coming-young-Texas-opera-singers. However, you needn’t wait! The free, semifinals round […]

Graeme's Future Plans

by tdoadmin

Evidently, it’s true: “All good things must come to an end.”  Although you mustn’t think Music Director Graeme Jenkins will be riding off into the sunset anytime soon! Our much-loved Brit has two more complete seasons left on his current contract and will be back at the Winspear Opera House podium as “Music Director Emeritus” (who […]

Graeme’s Future Plans

by Suzanne Calvin

Evidently, it’s true: “All good things must come to an end.”  Although you mustn’t think Music Director Graeme Jenkins will be riding off into the sunset anytime soon! Our much-loved Brit has two more complete seasons left on his current contract and will be back at the Winspear Opera House podium as “Music Director Emeritus” (who […]