Monthly Archives: May 2013

Family Subscriptions for the Dallas Opera Family Programming on Sale Saturday, June 1st

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    megan.meister@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA IS PLEASED TO OFFER FAMILY SUBSCRIPTIONS For TDO Family Programming Going on Sale Saturday, June 1st Presented by Texas Instruments, Inc. With Additional Support from Lockheed Martin ~~~~ Family Subscriptions Available for Just $12 […]

The Dallas Opera is Proud to Announce Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham as the “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year”

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 23, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                         Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    megan.meister@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham SELECTED BY SEASON SUBSCRIBERS AS THE “MARIA CALLAS DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR” ~~~~ PORTRAYED […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Toronto – Part II

by Jonathan Pell

Getting up at 3:30 this morning to catch a 6:30 a.m. flight in order to get back to Dallas in time for this afternoon’s matinee at the Dallas Symphony was a challenge, but fortunately yesterday’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at the Canadian Opera was a late afternoon matinee! The production was staged by David Alden and […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Vancouver and Toronto

by Jonathan Pell

Last week I was in Vancouver for the annual conference of Opera America, the service organization for opera companies throughout North America. The event consists of several days of meetings, seminars and presentations and is held in a different city every year.  Last year we were in Philadelphia, and previous conferences were in Boston and […]

The Other Conductor Backstage

by Suzanne Calvin

I’d been waiting eagerly for this one and then it slipped past me in the whirlwind end of season. But it’s well worth a leisurely read to learn more about the Dallas Opera’s talented Chorus Master, Alexander Rom. Here’s “Theater Jones” take on the man and his musicianship. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

TDO Subscription Sales Begin Today!

by Suzanne Calvin

Four thrilling mainstage operas featuring the art form’s greatest hits, cutting-edge contemporary works, and music by the master of Hollywood film music. You, too, could be “By Love Transformed” for as little as $76! Starting today! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 13, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS […]

Even Three-Dimensional Chess Needs a Red Queen

by Suzanne Calvin

The latest installment of Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s “Off the Cuff” feature for “Theater Jones” explores the strategy behind the push for subscriptions and renewals, and how twenty-first century marketers may be able to stem the tide that propels us towards what some are already calling “the post-subscription era.” Read Keith’s […]

“By Love Transformed” Wine Dinner at Komali

by Megan Meister

Join the Dallas Opera as Chef Anastacia Quinones of Komali takes you on a culinary experience of our 2013/2014 “By Love Transformed” Season.  On Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  enjoy a Four-Course Wine Dinner in partnership with Komali Restaurant. Limited Seating for this memorable evening for $50 (inclusive of tax and gratuity, includes wine […]

The Dallas Opera proudly presents “Composing Conversations” with Am. Composer Jennifer Higdon

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    megan.meister@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS “Composing Conversations” with American Composer Jennifer Higdon In Partnership with Art&Seek ~~~~ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Hamon Hall, the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing […]

A special thanks to Northern Trust and their loyal and generous support of the Dallas Opera OnStage Dinner!

by Megan Meister

From left: Jonathan Pell, TDO Artist Director; Keith Cerny, TDO General Director & CEO; Graeme Jenkins, TDO Music Director; Mark Flagg, Dallas Opera Board Member and Northern Trust’s Dallas Region President. Northern Trust has sponsored this elegant annual soirée since 1992 and this year’s event on Monday, April 22nd featured mezzo-soprano (and rising star) Sasha Cooke […]