Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gae Whitener new Director of Development

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s official! The Dallas Opera has announced a new Director of Development for the company, Gae Whitener, and a new Associate Director of Development as well. Get details on these important promotions in the release posted below. (Photo courtesy of Karen Almond) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 31, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan […]

OPERA FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY: THE SIZZLING SUMMER EDITION

by Megan Meister

By Suzanne Calvin We hope that by the time you read this, you’ve already received your brochure covering the fun-filled, free (or inexpensive) events that make up TDO’s exciting summer@theopera.  And there are lots of things geared towards couples and families just like yours, including campTDO and performances of Bizet’s charming Doctor Miracle for just […]

Good Company

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s incredibly nice to be included when the other organizations acknowledged here are the likes of the Amon G. Carter Foundation; The 500, Inc.; and TACA.  What’s it all about?  “Under the direction of (General Director and) CEO Keith Cerny, the Dallas Opera’s strategic plan is healthy and continues to earn the confidence of the community.”  More from […]

The Dallas Opera is Proud to Announce Soprano Myrtò Papatanasiu as the “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year”

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 17, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org)                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE Soprano Myrtò Papatanasiu SELECTED BY SEASON SUBSCRIBERS AS THE “MARIA CALLAS DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR” ~~~~ VIOLETTA IN THE SPRING SEASON TRIUMPH: LA TRAVIATA             DALLAS, […]

Everyone Pines for Ava

by Suzanne Calvin

  Yes, everybody pines for Ava and, as the old saying goes: “What’s not to love?” Terrific piece on soprano Ava Pine, our spunky Pamina in the season finale of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE now stepping into the limelight at the Fort Worth Opera Festival, from Jerome Weeks, a reporter/producer for KERA and the “Art […]

Climb Every Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

The word that the Dallas Opera has commissioned British composer Joby Talbot and American librettist Gene Scheer to tackle the world’s highest peak, metaphorically speaking, is eliciting a variety of reactions. “The Dallas Observer” writes that the still-to-be-created opera EVEREST, slated for production in February of 2015, is our “most adventurous commission to date.” Read […]

The Dallas Opera Is Proud to Announce A Major New Commission

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org)                                                             The Dallas Opera Is Proud to Announce A Major New […]

Rollin’ Down the River

by Suzanne Calvin

New at “Theater Jones”: the latest edition of Keith Cerny’s “Off the Cuff.” The Dallas Opera General Director and CEO takes this opportunity to explore why the placement of pieces in musical time matters. Read it right here. (Photo of Ganges River delta courtesy of loc.gov) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

After the matinee on Sunday of Handel’s SEMELE, bizarrely, but not unattractively transported to ancient China, and wonderfully well sung by Jane Archibald and Bill Burden, I had a full day of auditions on Monday. Among the group of established and distinguished Canadian singers who sang for me, there were also some younger singers who […]

3 Questions for Keith from Harlan Crow

by Suzanne Calvin

In our continuing series, interesting people from the North Texas community are invited to pose three opera-related questions for Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny. The latest to take us up on the offer is Mr. Harlan Crow of Crow Holdings: 1. It is my understanding that the opera normally starts at 8:00 […]