Author Archives: Celeste Hart

Season Kick-Off Announcement! FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW and LUNCHEON

by Celeste Hart

ONE OF THE MOST CAPTIVATING FASHION EVENTS OF THE FALL SEASON! THE DALLAS OPERA’S FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON NORTHPARK CENTER PRESENTING SPONSOR ~~~~ DESIGNS BY SALVATORE FERRAGAMO  GOURMET LUNCHEON BY WOLFGANG PUCK ~~~~             DALLAS, June 28, 2017 – Fashionistas and arts lovers alike will flock to one of the most captivating fetes this fall, FIRST SIGHT […]

FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT Event Chairs Announced!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES CHAIRS FOR SPLENDID 2017-2018 SEASON OPENING EVENTS DIANNE AND MARK LAROE FOR FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT             DALLAS, TX, JUNE 8, 2017 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that dedicated philanthropists Dianne B. LaRoe and Mark H. LaRoe have accepted the positions of Chairs of FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT, the spectacular 2017-2018 Season […]

And the Winners Are….

by Celeste Hart

Top Honors Announced In the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild  Vocal Competition Outstanding Young Artists Awarded $18,500 in Cash Prizes ~~~~ Mezzo-Soprano Samantha Hankey Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash! ~~~~ Second Prize ($5,000) Goes to Soprano Laura Wilde ~~~~ Third Prize ($2,500) Awarded to Soprano Mane Galoyan ~~~~ The “People’s Choice Award” ($1,000) Determined by […]

An Evening of Celebration and Rising Stars!

by Celeste Hart

The Springs Gala and the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Sunday, April 30, 2017 Pre-Competition Gala Dinner 5:30 p.m. Vocal Competition Finals 7:30 p.m.Post-Competition Celebration 10:00-11:30 p.m. Featuring The Dallas Opera Orchestra Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume ~~~~ The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera HouseAt the AT&T Performing Arts Center2403 Flora Street, Dallas, […]

A Multitude of Magnificent Presentations!

by Celeste Hart

One Week of Special ProgrammingCELEBRATE 60: Past, Present, and Future April 30-May 7, 2017 Honoring Six Decades of Artistic Excellence ~~~~ Springs Gala and Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Finals “Dallas Opera Perspectives” with Dr. Beck Weathers Arjuna’s Dilemma by Douglas J. Cuomo Everest Prelude (world premiere) and Everest by Joby Talbot The Magic Piano and […]

Reunion for The Hart Institute of Women Conductors in San Francisco

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera Announces the 2017 Reunion for The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors  ~~~~ Institute Fellows to Meet at San Francisco Opera Next Week for Annual Reunion, April 12-13, 2017 ~~~~ Seminars and Master Classes, Including Work with Members of the Distinguished Adler Fellowship Program at San Francisco Opera ~~~~ Additional Support […]

Audition Notice! Supernumeraries (Extras) Needed for Norma

by Celeste Hart

Perform on the magnificent Winspear Opera House stage with stars from around the world! OPEN CALL FOR SUPERNUMERARIES (EXTRAS) For the Grand Italian Opera NORMA by Bellini Seeking Men – Women – Children THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 7:30 p.m. at The Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center (Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center) 4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, 75210 Respond by March […]

A New, Haunting Presentation by The Dallas Opera

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS The Acclaimed Glyndebourne Production of THE TURN OF THE SCREW By BENJAMIN BRITTEN ~~~~ Starring Soprano Emma Bell and Mezzo Dolora Zajick in Their Dallas Opera Debuts and Tenor William Burden Nicole Paiement Conducts, Francesca Gilpin Directs OPENING FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m. The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House AT&T […]

Free Event! Composing Conversations Featuring Michel van der Aa

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT European Composer/Technologist Michel van der Aa and The Dallas Opera’s General Director and CEO Keith Cerny in COMPOSING CONVERSATIONS  Thursday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. Studio Movie Grill – Dallas, Royal Lane  ~~~~  An Extraordinary Conversation and a Kaleidoscopic Taste of the Composer’s Approach to Musical Storytelling To RSVP […]

Tickets Still Available for FIRST NIGHT – Exciting Season Opening Events!

by Celeste Hart

Elegant Opening Night Dinner and After Party with the Cast Featuring the Hunter Sullivan Big Band Presented by Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Opening Weekend Sponsor The Eugene McDermott Foundation DALLAS, TX, OCTOBER 17, 2016 – Tickets are available for The Dallas Opera Season Opening event FIRST NIGHT, part of the exciting kick-off festivities of the […]