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Specific information about TDO productions and performances

Keith Cerny and Emmanuel Villaume Extend TDO Contracts to June 2022!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE  CONTRACT EXTENSIONS TO JUNE 30, 2022 FOR KEITH CERNY AND EMMANUEL VILLAUME DALLAS, NOVEMBER 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is pleased and proud to announce contract extensions for its two most senior leaders: General Director & CEO Keith Cerny, and Music Director Emmanuel Villaume.  Both contracts have […]

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 […]

Just One Month Left for 12 MONTHS of Kindness Activities!

by Celeste Hart

All Proceeds Benefit BECOMING SANTA CLAUS In Memory of Chloe Shea ~~~~ “PHOTOS WITH SANTA” November 21, 2015 in the Winspear Opera House 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 3:00-4:00 p.m. ~~~~ “FASHION FOR KINDNESS” November 29, 2015 in the Ritz Residences, Dallas 1:00-2:00 p.m. Fashion Show & Reception ~~~~ “READING FOR KINDNESS” December 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Bookmarks […]

A New Holiday Treasure!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS AN EAGERLY ANTICIPATED WORLD PREMIERE: BECOMING SANTA CLAUS By Mark Adamo ~~~~ CONDUCTED BY MUSIC DIRECTOR EMMANUEL VILLAUME STARRING JENNIFER RIVERA, JONATHAN BLALOCK AND MATT BOEHLER ~~~~ PRESENTING SPONSOR, THE MOODY FOUNDATION  PERFORMANCES: December 4, 6(m), 9 & 12, 2015 In the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House AT&T Performing Arts Center, […]

AUDITION NOTICE – AUXILIARY CHORUS – NOV. 12

by Celeste Hart

 THE DALLAS OPERA IS STILL LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MENAnd MEZZO-SOPRANOS TO SERVE AS MEMBERS OF TDO’S AUXILIARY CHORUS FOR 2015-16  AUDITION DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m. DALLAS, TX, November 4, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to invite talented local singing artists to audition for the company’s Auxiliary Chorus for the 2015-2016 Season.  This […]

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 […]

Casting Call – SUPERS for Tosca

by Celeste Hart

Perform with the stars! The Dallas Opera is holding a casting call for the production of Tosca. Needed are approximately 15 men who will appear on the stage of the Winspear Opera House during the month of November. Supernumeraries are non-speaking, non-singing roles.  Please join us at the casting call! Date: Monday, October 5, 2015 […]

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        […]

2016 Vocal Competition Announced!

by Celeste Hart

Still Bigger Than Texas! THE DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM ACCOMPLISHED EMERGING ARTISTS ON SEPT. 15TH ~~~~ “Powerhouse Jury” Chaired by Dr. Brian Zeger TDO Orchestra and Finalists Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume ~~~~ Finals Round Scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Margot and Bill Winspear Opera […]

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 […]