Category Archives: Dallas Opera News

Specific information to TDO not related to productions.

Ekaterina Scherbachenko Wins Maria Callas Award!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE Soprano Ekaterina ScherbachenkoHONORED AS THE 2015 “MARIA CALLAS DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR” RECEIVED RAVE REVIEWS FOR HER PERFORMANCE IN THE TITLE ROLE OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S FINAL OPERA IOLANTA             DALLAS, MAY 21, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 “Maria Callas Debut […]

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 […]

April 15th Deadline for The Institute for Women Conductors

by Celeste Hart

The Institute for Women Conductors At The Dallas Opera Inaugural Program: Nov. 28 – Dec. 6, 2015 TDO Seeks to Create New Opportunities for Talented Young Women Conductors Making Their Mark in the Field of Opera DALLAS, APRIL 15, 2015 – Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera […]

Nation’s Finest Young Singers Selected for Competition

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild Present the Newly Expanded “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” ~~~~ Free Admission! Audience Members Vote on “People’s Choice” ~~~~ Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Finals: Sunday, April 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ~~~~ The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House At the AT&T Performing Arts Center […]

OnStage Dinner Sponsored by Northern Trust – March 2015

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera’s Annual OnStage Dinner hosted by Northern Trust Bank, a sponsor since 1992, was held March 24, 2015 at the Winspear Opera House. This event honors Platinum Level donors and above with an exclusive dinner on the set of an opera that is currently in production.  La bohème created the ambiance for the evening […]

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 […]