Author Archives: Suzanne Calvin

Winners Announced at the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

AND THE WINNERS ARE…  Talented Young Singers Awarded $18,500 in Cash Prizes At the 28th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” ~~~~ Mezzo-Soprano Virginie Verrez Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash! ~~~~ Second Place ($5,000) Goes to Tenor Kang Wang ~~~~ Third Place ($2,500) Awarded to Baritone Sol Jin ~~~~ The “People’s Choice Award” (An […]

SMU’s Barbara Hill-Moore leads a public conversation about “Race, the Arts and Performance” this Saturday

by Suzanne Calvin

SMU Meadows School of the Arts, in partnership with ignite/artsdallas, is presenting an important conversation tomorrow (Saturday, April 30th) regarding “Race, the Arts and Performance,” moderated by Professor Barbara Hill-Moore. Guests will include several of the stars of The Dallas Opera’s current production of SHOW BOAT, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, and […]

Dallas Opera Administrative Offices Named for Noted Philanthropist

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Tuesday, October 6, 2015Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE NAMING OF THE COMPANY’S ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES: ELSA VON SEGGERN OFFICE SUITE IN HONOR OF A PASSIONATE OPERA LOVER ANDA LEGENDARY DALLAS PHILANTHROPIST~~~~IN CONJUNCTION WITH A NEW $5 MILLION GIFT FROME.F. VON SEGGERN CHARITABLE […]

$5 Family Fun This Fall at TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

One of the season’s best entertainment bargains, and perfect for the entire family! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Tuesday, August 18, 2015Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org TDO $5 Fall Family PerformancesWith Generous Support from Presenting SponsorTexas Instruments And the Betty and Steve SuellentropEducational Outreach Fund~~~~Part of “The Perot Foundation Education and Community Outreach Programs”~~~~With […]

On Your Toes, Dancers! Auditions August 8th!

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Friday, July 17, 2015Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA NEEDS EIGHTAWESOME DANCERS!~~~~SEEKING MALE AND FEMALE DANCERSOr Actors with Ballet/Dance/Movement Training~~~~Auditions to Appear in MANON on the Winspear StageSaturday, August 8 from 11:00-2:00 p.m.At The Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center DALLAS, JULY 17, 2015 — The Dallas Opera is […]

Single Tickets On Sale for 2015-2016 Season!

by Suzanne Calvin

Photo by Robert Kusel for Lyric Opera of Chicago FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Monday, July 13, 2015Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS THRILLEDTO ANNOUNCESINGLE TICKETSFOR THE 2015-2016 SEASON“SEEKING THEHUMAN ELEMENT”~~~~PRESENTED BY TEXAS INSTRUMENTS~~~~GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JULY 15THSingle tickets Start at Just $19~~~~Family Performance Singles — $5 apiece! DALLAS, JULY […]

Cast Changes in TDO’s LA WALLY

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera is announcing cast changes for the upcoming production of Cataloni’s LA WALLY; read on. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 19, 2015 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org The Dallas Opera Announces Cast Changes to LA WALLY LA WALLY, ACT IV With Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer’s EVEREST (A […]

Dallas Opera Wants to Take YOU Higher

by Suzanne Calvin

The supers, or non-singing extras, that performed the duties of deckhands in our 2010 world premiere production of “Moby-Dick” have been immortalized in scads of photos in books and publications around the world.  You could be next.  Read on. Media Alert     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 5, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or […]

Tenor Matthew Polenzani in First Texas Engagement at TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 14, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org Mark Your Calendars! The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI IN AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL WITH ACCLAIMED PIANIST JULIUS DRAKE ~~~~ SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015 2:00 P.M. AT CARUTH AUDITORIUM ON THE CAMPUS OF SMU ~~~~ THE ROBERT E. […]

Last Call for Applicants – Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org Deadline for Entries This Saturday! THE 2015 DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION Now, Bigger than Texas! ~~~~ Thousands in cash prizes; plus, a chance to perform with the Dallas Opera Orchestra ~~~~ BLUE-RIBBON JUDGES PANEL NAMED — CHAIRED […]