Category Archives: About the show

Specific information about TDO productions and performances

Two Extraordinary Events for Soluna Festival!

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera is Proud to Present Two Magnificent Musical Programs at the DMA’s Horchow Auditorium for this Year’s Soluna Festival 2014 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners RecitalFeaturing Michelle Bradley (Soprano) and Michael Gaertner (Pianist)Sunday, May 17th at 2:00 p.m.  The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series In Partnership with the Music Academy of […]

Becoming Santa Claus Soiree

by Celeste Hart

Featuring Composer Mark Adamo The inclement weather couldn’t keep festive party-goers away from the “Becoming Santa Claus Soiree” on Friday, April 24, featuring composer Mark Adamo. The elegant event was hosted by Tal and Jennifer Franklin in their lovely 1940’s home on Tokalon Drive in Lakewood. The proceeds of the event benefit The Dallas Opera’s […]

Music, Messages and Magic!

by Celeste Hart

 The Dallas Opera Education Program recently presented The Billy Goats Gruff at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison as part of its touring component. Almost five hundred students in grades Kindergarten through Fourth experienced the magic of opera at TCA’s Upper School Performing Arts Center and likely learned some valuable lessons. The Billy Goats Gruff is […]

And the Winners of the Vocal Competition Are…

by Celeste Hart

The 27th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” Awards $18,500 in Cash Prizes! Second-Year Ryan Opera Center Baritone Anthony Clark Evans Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash! ~~~~ Second Place ($5,000) and the “People’s Choice Award” (Additional $1,000) Goes to Mezzo-Soprano J’nai Bridges ~~~~ Third Place ($2,500) Awarded to Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Mesko ~~~~ Expanded Competition […]

New Appointment – Guest Concertmaster and Guest Conductor

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF A BRITISH INSTITUTION: REVERED CONDUCTOR AND VIOLINIST Peter Manning TO ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF GUEST CONCERTMASTER AND GUEST CONDUCTOR FOR TDO’S 2015-2016 SEASON CONCERTMASTER OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR OF THE MANNING CAMERATA             DALLAS, MARCH 24, 2015 – The […]

Tchaikovsky’s Charmer IOLANTA Opens April 10th!

by Celeste Hart

The Final Production in The Dallas Opera’s 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season IOLANTA A ROMANTIC FAIRY TALE BY PYOTR I. TCHAIKOVSKY Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky OPENING FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015, 7:30 P.M. The First of Four Performances In This Exclusive Engagement ~~~~ The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House At the AT&T Performing Arts Center […]

Artists Draw Inspiration from La boheme

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA PARTNERS WITH “ART CONSPIRACY” ON UPCOMING PRODUCTION, LA BOHÈME, TO CREATE ARTWORK INSPIRED BY THE OPERA, DURING EVERY PERFORMANCE OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015 AT 7:30 PM ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES Mar. 15(m), 18, 21, 27, 29(m) LA BOHÈME UNDERWRITING SUPPORT PROVIDED BY TACA ~~~~ SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FOUNDATION               […]

The Blockbuster of the Season! La boheme

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT GIACOMO PUCCINI’S IMMORTAL LOVE STORY LA BOHÈME LIBRETTO BY GIUSEPPE GIACOSA AND LUIGI ILLICA STARRING LATIN AMERICAN SOPRANO ANA MARÍA MARTÍNEZ AS MIMÌ, AMERICAN TENOR BRYAN HYMEL AS RODOLFO, SPANISH SOPRANO DAVINIA RODRIGUEZ AS MUSETTA, AND BARITONE JONATHAN BEYER AS MARCELLO CONDUCTED BY MAESTRO RICCARDO FRIZZA IN HIS […]

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 […]

FREE Opera on One of the World’s Largest HD Screens!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER OUTSTANDING, FREE COMMUNITY EVENT AT AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON! SIMULCAST NUMBER TEN: LA BOHÈME SPONSORED BY THE DALLAS FOUNDATION ~~~~ SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015 Stadium Doors Open at 6:00 PM Live Opera Performance at 7:30 PM ~~~~ Free Seating, Free Parking, Paid Concessions Free Tickets Available Now Through TDO […]