Category Archives: Dallas Opera News

Specific information to TDO not related to productions.

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 […]

Artists Draw Inspiration from La boheme

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA PARTNERS WITH “ART CONSPIRACY” ON UPCOMING PRODUCTION, LA BOHÈME, TO CREATE ARTWORK INSPIRED BY THE OPERA, DURING EVERY PERFORMANCE OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015 AT 7:30 PM ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES Mar. 15(m), 18, 21, 27, 29(m) LA BOHÈME UNDERWRITING SUPPORT PROVIDED BY TACA ~~~~ SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FOUNDATION               […]

The Blockbuster of the Season! La boheme

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT GIACOMO PUCCINI’S IMMORTAL LOVE STORY LA BOHÈME LIBRETTO BY GIUSEPPE GIACOSA AND LUIGI ILLICA STARRING LATIN AMERICAN SOPRANO ANA MARÍA MARTÍNEZ AS MIMÌ, AMERICAN TENOR BRYAN HYMEL AS RODOLFO, SPANISH SOPRANO DAVINIA RODRIGUEZ AS MUSETTA, AND BARITONE JONATHAN BEYER AS MARCELLO CONDUCTED BY MAESTRO RICCARDO FRIZZA IN HIS […]

Making Magic on the Mountain – Robert Brill, Set Designer

by Celeste Hart

A key component of any opera production is the setting of the story – establishing time and place. This is indicated in the libretto and even the music but it’s also the set that adds to the understanding, impact, emotion, some of the “eye-candy” and excitement of the opera. It’s a tangible connection that complements […]