Category Archives: General Director & CEO

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Blockbusters, Opera-Style

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s the time of year when oceans of ink are devoted to the cinematic summer blockbusters du jour. However, there’s more than one ”gateway” to attract eager paying audiences, as explored in the latest edition of “Off the Cuff” by Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny–his ongoing “Theater Jones” series on opera, arts and culture. Check it […]

Good Company

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s incredibly nice to be included when the other organizations acknowledged here are the likes of the Amon G. Carter Foundation; The 500, Inc.; and TACA.  What’s it all about?  “Under the direction of (General Director and) CEO Keith Cerny, the Dallas Opera’s strategic plan is healthy and continues to earn the confidence of the community.”  More from […]

Rollin’ Down the River

by Suzanne Calvin

New at “Theater Jones”: the latest edition of Keith Cerny’s “Off the Cuff.” The Dallas Opera General Director and CEO takes this opportunity to explore why the placement of pieces in musical time matters. Read it right here. (Photo of Ganges River delta courtesy of loc.gov) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

3 Questions for Keith from Harlan Crow

by Suzanne Calvin

In our continuing series, interesting people from the North Texas community are invited to pose three opera-related questions for Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny. The latest to take us up on the offer is Mr. Harlan Crow of Crow Holdings: 1. It is my understanding that the opera normally starts at 8:00 […]

You’re Invited – Tonight!

by Suzanne Calvin

What’s so controversial about Arts Education? Mmmmm. Just about everything: Who funds it? Who needs it? Who gets it? Join Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, D magazine Arts Editor Peter Simek, and an outstanding panel to discuss the future of education in the arts in America. More here from Liz Johnstone of […]

Introducing “Three Questions for Keith”

by Suzanne Calvin

THREE QUESTIONS FOR KEITH (Why? Because You Really Want to Know) This month’s questions for Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny are from James Faust, Artistic Director of Dallas Film Society and host of the DALLAS International Film Festival, April 12-22, 2012.  He asks: 1. Is Opera for everyone? Opera at its heart […]

Idea for a New Opera? Before You Start…

by Suzanne Calvin

If you’ve ever given a moment’s thought to creating a new work for the opera stage — this is a must read! Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s lastest edition of “Off the Cuff” for “Theater Jones” delves into the tricky business of commissioning new works. And you don’t have to be an […]

Free, Public Roundtable on the Impact of the Arts on Education

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 5, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT “THE GENERAL DIRECTOR’S ROUNDTABLE” ON “THE IMPORTANCE OF ARTS IN EDUCATION” FEATURING LEANN BINFORD, DIRECTOR, CREATIVE LEARNING WORKFORCE AT BIG THOUGHT, INC., AND ZANNIE VOSS, PhD PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF ARTS ADMINISTRATION, SMU’S COX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS […]

Visiting Wagner’s Bayreuth – and TDO’s TRISTAN

by Suzanne Calvin

Be sure to catch the latest “Off the Cuff,” a regular feature from Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, on the arts website, “Theater Jones.” In this installment, you get a Cerny-vision view of the festival theater constructed by Richard Wagner at Bayreuth — let’s face it, the Wagnerian equivalent of the Vatican […]

Keith, Off the Cuff

by Suzanne Calvin

  Do check out General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s brand new monthly column on “Theater Jones.” His first installment weaves together the topics of Martin Scorsese’s latest film, “Hugo,” and opera as an extraordinary vehicle for time-travel. Follow the winding trail, beginning right here.  (Photo: Karen Almond, Dallas Opera) And be sure to check […]