Author Archives: Celeste Hart

New Co-Commission Announced! Girls of the Golden West

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera is co-producing a new opera by composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars called Girls of the Golden West. The companies that are co-commissioning the work are San Francisco Opera, Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam) and Teatro La Fenice (Venice). The opera will premiere first in San Francisco in November 2017 as part of […]

Dallas Association of Fundraising Professionals Honors Holly Mayer!

by Celeste Hart

Congratulations to Board Chair-Elect Holly Mayer on winning the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser” Honor for its 2016 National Philanthropy Day! According to Gae Whitener, Director of Development for The Dallas Opera, the company and our community is extremely privileged to have her support and dedication. “I have […]

One of Our Favorite Sopranos on National TV!

by Celeste Hart

Ailyn Pérez, who recently starred in our production of Manon and nearly stole the show in Great Scott, killed it on late night television last night!  The Late Late Show with James Corden segment featuring Ailyn and Luca Pisaroni (with Nino Sanikidze accompanying behind the curtain) is posted at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EAC2i-Iptg&feature=youtu.be        […]

Chairs for Dazzling 60th Season Opening Events Announced!

by Celeste Hart

DEDICATED PHILANTHROPISTS ELLEN AND DON WINSPEAR APPOINTED AS CHAIRS  FOR FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT ~~~~             DALLAS, TX, JUNE 3, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is proud to announce that Ellen and Don Winspear have accepted the appointments as Chairs of FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT to head up the dazzling 60th Season kick-off celebrations. Honorary Chairs are Joyce and […]

KEITH CERNY Featured on KERA’s “CEO”

by Celeste Hart

Tune in to KERA-TV and KERA radio for a fascinating interview with our General Director and CEO Keith Cerny by host and veteran journalist Lee Cullum. “CEO” features the best corporate and non-profit leaders in North Texas and beyond.  According to KERA’s website, the show explores what it takes to make a company successful in today’s […]

AUXILIARY MALE CHORUS – AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS SEEKING  TALENTED MEN FOR   AUXILIARY MALE CHORUS FOR MOBY-DICK!   AUDITION DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00-5:00 p.m.             DALLAS, TX, May 12, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to invite talented local male singers to audition for the company’s Auxiliary Male Chorus for the production of Moby-Dick by Jake […]

Audition Announcement – Role of “Miles” (Boy) in The Turn of the Screw!

by Celeste Hart

SEEKING BOY – SOPRANO/TREBLE FOR ROLE OF “MILES” Performer to Appear in the Haunting Benjamin Britten Opera The Turn of the Screw at the Winspear Opera House Auditions in NYC: Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Auditions to take place at The National Opera America Center, New York, NY ~~~~ DALLAS, […]

Cast Change for Eugene Onegin

by Celeste Hart

SOPRANO AILYN PÉREZ WITHDRAWS FROM ROLE DEBUT AS TATYANA IN EUGENE ONEGIN DALLAS, TX, APRIL 29, 2016 – Acclaimed American soprano Ailyn Pérez, winner of the Richard Tucker Award and the 2016 Beverly Sills Artist Award, is withdrawing from her scheduled starring role in The Dallas Opera’s 2016 Season Opener, Eugene Onegin. Citing concerns that […]

THE 2016 DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION—THIS WEEKEND!

by Celeste Hart

Finals Round Scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Remarks at 7:20 p.m. Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House The AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, Texas General Admission Seating $5 / Lexus Red Parking $5 DALLAS, TX, APRIL 26, 2016 — The Dallas Opera wishes to remind music lovers that the expanded […]