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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, […]

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 […]

APPLLICATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 21 FOR THE 2016 DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION

by Celeste Hart

Still Bigger Than the Lone Star State! Finals Round Scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House The AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, Texas DALLAS, TX, NOVEMBER 20, 2015 — The Dallas Opera wishes to remind potential candidates that applications for the expanded and revised Dallas Opera Guild […]

The Dallas Opera Gives Back with 12 Days of Kindness!

by Celeste Hart

“12 DAYS OF KINDNESS CAMPAIGN” TDO’S NEW AMERICAN OPERA BECOMING SANTA CLAUS INSPIRES INITIATIVE TO BENEFIT LOCAL NON-PROFITS ~~~~ EFFORTS PROMOTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA SITES TO ENCOURAGE FOLLOWER PARTICIPATION DALLAS, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 — The Dallas Opera is taking inspiration from the message in its world premiere of the holiday opera BECOMING SANTA CLAUS and partnering with […]

LEGENDARY PHILANTHROPIST PASSES AWAY IN DALLAS

by Celeste Hart

DALLAS, OCTOBER 21, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is sad to announce the death yesterday of Mrs. William W. Winspear at an assisted living facility in Dallas, Texas, following a long illness.  Margot Winspear was 83 years old. “It was with profound sorrow that The Dallas Opera learned of the passing of Margot Winspear, the […]

World Premiere of Great Scott!

by Celeste Hart

BY JAKE HEGGIE AND TERRENCE McNALLY CO-COMMISSIONED AND CO-PRODUCED WITH SAN DIEGO OPERA STARRING JOYCE DIDONATO AS ARDEN SCOTT   Presenting Sponsor Eugene McDermott Foundation   OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015 AT 8:00 PM THE LINDA AND MITCH HART SEASON OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE, THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE AT THE AT&T PERFORMING ARTS […]

Audition for Dancers – Becoming Santa Claus

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA AUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT SEEKING SIX DANCERS FOR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY Those with acrobatic skills are especially encouraged to audition. ~~~~ Performers to Appear in BECOMING SANTA CLAUS A WORLD PREMIERE at the Winspear Opera House ~~~~ Audition:  Saturday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. All Auditions at the Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center        […]

THIRD CONSECUTIVE BALANCED BUDGET!

by Celeste Hart

For the First Time in Fifteen Years TDO Records Three Balanced Budgets in a Row Company Well-Positioned to Run the Demanding Gauntlet of Two World Premieres, Major Community Outreach Initiatives And an Innovative New Institute for Women Conductors this Fall             DALLAS, TX, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 – Building on two previous seasons that ended “in the […]

GREAT SCOTT Audition Announcement!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS SEEKING FOUR MALE DANCERS And ONE BOY SPEAKING ROLE! Performers to Appear in GREAT SCOTT on the Winspear Opera House Stage ~~~~ Male “Athletic” Dancer Auditions: Sunday, September 27, 2:00-5:30 p.m. “Tommy” Auditions: Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m. ~~~~All Auditions at the Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center           DALLAS, September 1, 2015 — The Dallas […]