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New Role for Artistic Director

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES AN IMPORTANT NEW ROLE FOR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JONATHAN PELL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin  214.443.1014 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org Or Celeste Hart      214-443-1071 celeste.hart@dallasopera.org Stepping Down From Full-Time Work, Mr. Pell Will Serve As TDO Artistic Advisor Beginning in January 2015 DALLAS, APRIL 22, 2014 – The Dallas Opera announced […]

Maria Callas Award Nominees

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 “MARIA CALLAS DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org RENEWING SUBSCRIBERS TO DETERMINE MOST BRILLIANT DALLAS OPERA DEBUT             DALLAS, April 17, 2014 – Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers […]

Oh, Say, Can You Sing Winner Announced

by Celeste Hart

KEITH ARMSTRONG TO SING ANTHEM BEFORE A CROWD OF THOUSANDS AT AT&T STADIUM APRIL 11, 2014 FOR THE DALLAS OPERA’S FREE “BARBER” SIMULCAST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF The “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?” National Anthem Competition™ ~~~~ Additional Information […]

26th Annual Guild Vocal Competition

by Celeste Hart

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 –The Dallas Opera Guild is proud to present the 26th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition,” an on-stage showcase for talented young opera singers with Texas connections on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX […]

The Scott Cantrell Seal of Approval

by Suzanne Calvin

“No opera ever composed has music more gorgeous, more sumptuous, than Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. This is, after all, music by the man who later became famous for scores for movies including “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex,” “The Sea Hawk” and “Of Human Bondage.” Thus writes […]

The Year’s Big Moments

by Suzanne Calvin

Norma, Norma, Norma!  In Texas and around the world it’s round-up time as the year comes to a close, and first up is Daniel Patrick Stearns with his great moments in opera from 2013. Don’t miss his confession that he went dumpster diving (okay, so he didn’t use that term) for a Jennifer Higdon score! […]

“Great Scott”–$30K from the NEA!

by Suzanne Calvin

The National Endowment for the Arts has committed $30,000 to the development of a new world premiere opera by composer Jake Heggie and Librettist Terrence McNally entitled, “Great Scott.” The work is scheduled to take centerstage at the Dallas Opera in October 2015, starring Joyce DiDonato. Culture Map Dallas has details on the local projects […]