Monthly Archives: September 2011

Inner Circle Kick Off Event

by christian.anderson

The Dallas Opera had an opportunity to thank members of our Inner Circle at the 2011-12 Kick-Off Celebration hosted at Komali Restaurant on September 25. This annual party, a benefit exclusive to donors who support the Opera with an annual contribution of $3,000-plus, was hosted by Keith Cerny, General Director and CEO, Jonathan Pell, Artist […]

Dallas Morning News, KRLD, and Broadway World

by Suzanne Calvin

More on the emerging turnaround at the Dallas Opera under the leadership of General Director and CEO Keith Cerny and the Dallas Opera Board: from Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell of the “Dallas Morning News” (click here) and “Broadway World” (click there). I’m looking at dismal financial stories from arts organizations around the country this morning and it’s […]

Dallas Business Journal on TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

DBJ’s take on the Dallas Opera’s current financial status and the progress made towards erasing our accumulated deficit without sacrificing artistic quality.  Read more here. Our thanks to DBJ’s Bill Hethcock for giving this story the coverage it deserves. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR  

Megan’s Musings Volume 1: The Three American Tenors

by christian.anderson

On Tuesday, September 27th I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with our “3 American Tenors” singing in Lucia di Lammermoor.  Making his TDO debut is Bryan Hymel singing Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood, Scott Quinn, our former Resident Young Artist, singing the role of Normanno and Aaron Blake, our current Resident Young […]

Extraordinarily Well-Deserved Honors

by Suzanne Calvin

It was a gorgeous late summer evening in the Winspear yesterday, as members of the Dallas Opera Board and Trustees gathered to witness the unveiling of the new 21st Century Wall of Honor (see the release for full details) in the West Lobby of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing […]

THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES MEETING OF KEY MILESTONES IN THE PLANNED TURNAROUND OF THE COMPANY’S FINANCES

by christian.anderson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES MEETING OF KEY MILESTONES IN THE PLANNED TURNAROUND OF THE COMPANY’S FINANCES ~~~~ NEW ARTISTIC STRATEGY, AGGRESSIVE RESTRUCTURING OF TDO’S OPERATIONS, AND SUCCESSFUL FUND-RAISING EFFORTS PAYING OFF; PROJECTED DEFICIT FOR FISCAL YEAR LESS THAN HALF OF PREVIOUS YEAR’S BUDGET […]

The Dallas Opera’s 21st Century Wall of Honor

by christian.anderson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO RECOGNIZE THE REMARKABLE GENEROSITY OF SEVEN INDIVIDUALS AND INSTITUTIONS ON THE DALLAS OPERA’S 21st CENTURY WALL OF HONOR ~~~~ HONORING THOSE WHO HAVE MADE MULTI-MILLON DOLLAR COMMITMENTS TO TDO IN THE 21ST CENTURY, CONTRIBUTING TO THE ARTISTIC […]

Costello Triumphs (Again) at the Met

by Suzanne Calvin

Tony Tommasini was favorably impressed. With Anna Netrebko as the doomed Ann Boleyn but also with Stephen Costello, reprising the role he sang so beautifully with the Dallas Opera last season: “The tenor Stephen Costello won a hearty ovation for his Riccardo (Lord Percy, Anna’s former lover). This was a big assignment for the gifted […]