Author Archives: Celeste Hart

Finalists for Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Announced!

by Celeste Hart

The Finalists for The Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition are: Baritone Sol Jin, Bass Adam Lau, Mezzo-Soprano Virginie Verrez, Bass Daniel Miroslaw, Soprano Alexandra Loutsion and Tenor Kang Wang! They will be competing Saturday, April 30, 2016 beginning at 7:30pm at the Winspear Opera House! Congratulations to all the Finalists and to all who competed! […]

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 […]

The Dallas Opera Orchestra Performing Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13

by Celeste Hart

Presented by AT&T Performing Arts Center  Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House Dallas –The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced tickets are on sale for The Dallas Opera Orchestra performing Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13  Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 which will be performed by The Dallas Opera Orchestra at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, […]

A rare opportunity! Pre-Opera Talk with Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Performance of Babi Yar!

by Celeste Hart

The Russian Nobel Prize-nominated poet and author of the acclaimed poem, Babi Yar, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, will participate in a Pre-Opera Talk prior to The Dallas Opera Orchestra’s performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113, based on the poem.  The lecture will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm […]

Deadline for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors – April 22!

by Celeste Hart

The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera ~~~~ 2016 Program: Nov. 26 – Dec. 11 in Dallas, TXDeadline to Apply: April 22, 2016 ~~~~ Initial Support from the Richard and Enika Schulze Foundation Additional Support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the TACA Bowden & Embrey Family Foundations […]

A Symphonic Memorial to Babi Yar

by Celeste Hart

Mark your calendar for a powerful and poignant presentation by The Dallas Opera Orchestra as it performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar” and Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3. The performance, April 24, at 2 p.m. memorializes the 75th anniversary of the tragic massacre at “Babi Yar.”  This month’s […]

The Great American Musical – Show Boat – Opens April 15th!

by Celeste Hart

The Groundbreaking 1927 Masterpiece By Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II ~~~~ Starring Andriana Chuchman as Magnolia, Michael Todd Simpson as Gaylord Ravenal, And Morris Robinson as Joe ~~~~ An Acclaimed Francesca Zambello Production Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume Directed by E. Loren Meeker ~~~~ In Artistic Partnership with Dallas Black Dance Theatre ~~~~ Underwritten by Tom […]

Morris Robinson, starring as Joe in Show Boat, was recently featured on NBC-TV’s “TODAY” show!

by Celeste Hart

In this segment which aired March 13, Morris shares fascinating insights about his unusual path to career success as an opera singer, a comparison of film and opera, why young people should check out opera and …he SINGS! Please click and share! Experience his magnificent talent in our production of SHOW BOAT opening April 15th! http://www.today.com/video/former-college-football-player-turns-to-opera-for-a-career-change-643437123537

The Dallas Opera’s Riverboat Adventure!

by Celeste Hart

Our final production of the 2015-2016 season is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s SHOW BOAT! The work that changed American Musical Theater forever, opens on Friday, April 15, 2016. In this edition of OFF THE CUFF from Theater Jones, Keith Cerny, the Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, explores and offers insights in to […]