Monthly Archives: March 2012

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

I was in Denton at the University of North Texas on Monday and Tuesday working with some of the very talented students pursuing graduate degrees in voice.  I did this two years ago, and was asked back by Stephen Dubberly and Paula Homer to select this year’s recipient of the bi-annual Winspear Opera Scholarship. It […]

A TRUE CAST OF CHARACTERS

by Megan Meister

Seventeen ninety-one was a terrible year for Mozart personally, but a fabulous year for Western Music. The list of masterworks he composed during his final months is simply staggering. Some of the high points are Piano Concerto No. 27, String Quintet No. 6, the Clarinet Concerto, the opera seria, La clemenza di Tito, the incomplete […]

You’re Invited – Tonight!

by Suzanne Calvin

What’s so controversial about Arts Education? Mmmmm. Just about everything: Who funds it? Who needs it? Who gets it? Join Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, D magazine Arts Editor Peter Simek, and an outstanding panel to discuss the future of education in the arts in America. More here from Liz Johnstone of […]

25K – And Still Counting (Have you Reserved Your Seats?)

by Suzanne Calvin

Time is running out to reserve your seat or seats for the Dallas Opera’s April 28th Cowboys Stadium simulcast, presented by The Dallas Foundation. However, the hot news of the day is that 25,000 of you have already signed up for tickets to attend the Saturday evening performance — live from the Winspear Opera House […]

Simulcast Ticket Requests Top 25K!

by Suzanne Calvin

If I said, “but who’s counting?” the answer would be — we are! Yes, indeed, we are. Keep scrolling; the latest on the April 28th simulcast can be found below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org) REQUESTS FOR TICKETS TO THE DALLAS OPERA COWBOYS STADIUM ONE-NIGHT-ONLY […]

Introducing “Three Questions for Keith”

by Suzanne Calvin

THREE QUESTIONS FOR KEITH (Why? Because You Really Want to Know) This month’s questions for Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny are from James Faust, Artistic Director of Dallas Film Society and host of the DALLAS International Film Festival, April 12-22, 2012.  He asks: 1. Is Opera for everyone? Opera at its heart […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

Well, I can start to breathe again. Last Friday morning when I arrived in the office at 8:00 a.m. I found a deeply distressing e-mail from Myrtò Papatanasiu’s manager in Italy, informing me that there had been an accident on stage during a performance of Rusalka at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels on […]

NOT Too Cool for School

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s the official roll-out of the company’s education programs for this summer and the following school year. Read it and wish you were ten again: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE The 2012-2013 Education Programs SERVING NORTH TEXAS STUDENTS AGE 5 TO ADULT […]

TOP THIS!

by Megan Meister

The Dallas Opera Guild’s 24th Annual Vocal Competition for young opera singers ended on a high-note (somehow, it always does) on Saturday, March 10th in the Winspear Opera House, when ten outstanding finalists with Texas connections were awarded a total of $20,000 in prize monies, following a nearly unprecedented “battle of the sopranos.” 29-year-old soprano […]