Author Archives: Celeste Hart

The Passionate and Provocative MANON!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS MANON A Nineteenth-Century Masterpiece by Jules Massenet ~~~~ Starring Ailyn Pérez in the Title Role Stephen Costello and Edwin Crossley-Mercer In an Acclaimed Production by Sir David McVicar ~~~~ Conducted by Music Director Emeritus Graeme Jenkins Directed by E. Loren Meeker in her Company Debut ~~~~ Opening Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:30 […]

Guild Vocal Competition Semi-Finalists Announced!

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild Are Proud to Jointly Announce the Outstanding Young Semi-Finalists of the 28th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” ~~~~ Admission $5!  Lexus Red Parking $5! Audience Members Vote on “People’s Choice” Visit www.dallasopera.org/vocal ~~~~ FREE Semi-Finals: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Finals: Saturday, April 30, 2016, […]

FREE Community Event – SHOW BOAT SIMULCAST!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER OUTSTANDING, FREE COMMUNITY EVENT AT AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON! A ONE-TIME-ONLY SIMULCAST OF SHOW BOAT BY JEROME KERN BOOK AND LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II ~~~~ SPONSORED BY THE DALLAS FOUNDATION With Additional Support from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation ~~~~ SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 Stadium Doors Open […]

Announcing Our Dazzling 2016-2017 Season!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS ITS 60TH INTERNATIONAL SEASON ~~~~ FIVE DAZZLING PRODUCTIONS INCLUDING THREE CLASSIC PRODUCTIONS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S EUGENE ONEGIN, PUCCINI’S MADAME BUTTERFLY AND BELLINI’S NORMA   2016-2017 MARKS THE RETURN OF HEGGIE AND SCHEER’S 2010 TRIUMPH, MOBY-DICK, AND TDO’S FIRST PRODUCTION OF BRITTEN’S 1954 MASTERPIECE, THE TURN OF THE SCREW ~~~~ OPENING NIGHT OF THE […]

AUDITION NOTICE – SHOW BOAT!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA  SEEKS DANCERS, ACTORS and SUPERNUMERARIES FOR GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL ~~~~ AUDITION DATES: January 15, 16, and 17, 2016             DALLAS, TX, January 8, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to invite talented local dancers, actors and supernumeraries to audition for SHOW BOAT, which opens Friday, April 15 and runs through Sunday, May 1, […]

What We Learned from the Women Conductors Institute

by Celeste Hart

In his latest Off the Cuff, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny reflects on the success, and opportunities for further improvement, from the inaugural Institute for Women Conductors. by Keith Cernypublished Sunday, January 3, 2016   Dallas — Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 6, The Dallas Opera held the inaugural program of the […]

New Major Gifts Announcement!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS THE PROUD RECIPIENT OF EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS FROM Mrs. Eugene McDermott And  The Eugene McDermott Foundation Honoring Kern Wildenthal ~~~~ The Position of General Director and CEO Has Been Named, in Perpetuity, for Two-Time TDO Board Chair             DALLAS, DECEMBER 18, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is the proud recipient of two extraordinary new gifts, […]

Opera Great Frederica von Stade to Appear in Titus Recital!

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera Proudly Presents LEGENDARY MEZZO-SOPRANO FREDERICA VON STADE IN AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL WITH ACCLAIMED COMPOSER AND PIANIST JAKE HEGGIE SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016, 2:00 P.M. AT CITY PERFORMANCE HALL ~~~~ THE ROBERT E. AND JEAN ANN TITUS ART SONG RECITAL SERIES TICKETS START AT $20             DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will […]

IWC Receives Mellon Foundation Grant

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE A $500,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ~~~~ In Support of a New Initiative: “The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera” Inaugural Session, Nov. 28-Dec. 6, 2015             DALLAS, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 – The Dallas Opera has been awarded a […]

Thrilling Inaugural Concert – Women Conductors!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT The Inaugural Concert of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors ~~~~ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, TX Single Tickets $10 ~~~~ IWC Underwriting Support from Linda and Mitch Hart […]