Category Archives: Dallas Opera News

Specific information to TDO not related to productions.

Chairs for Dazzling 60th Season Opening Events Announced!

by Celeste Hart

DEDICATED PHILANTHROPISTS ELLEN AND DON WINSPEAR APPOINTED AS CHAIRS  FOR FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT ~~~~             DALLAS, TX, JUNE 3, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is proud to announce that Ellen and Don Winspear have accepted the appointments as Chairs of FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT to head up the dazzling 60th Season kick-off celebrations. Honorary Chairs are Joyce and […]

KEITH CERNY Featured on KERA’s “CEO”

by Celeste Hart

Tune in to KERA-TV and KERA radio for a fascinating interview with our General Director and CEO Keith Cerny by host and veteran journalist Lee Cullum. “CEO” features the best corporate and non-profit leaders in North Texas and beyond.  According to KERA’s website, the show explores what it takes to make a company successful in today’s […]

AUXILIARY MALE CHORUS – AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS SEEKING  TALENTED MEN FOR   AUXILIARY MALE CHORUS FOR MOBY-DICK!   AUDITION DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00-5:00 p.m.             DALLAS, TX, May 12, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to invite talented local male singers to audition for the company’s Auxiliary Male Chorus for the production of Moby-Dick by Jake […]

Audition Announcement – Role of “Miles” (Boy) in The Turn of the Screw!

by Celeste Hart

SEEKING BOY – SOPRANO/TREBLE FOR ROLE OF “MILES” Performer to Appear in the Haunting Benjamin Britten Opera The Turn of the Screw at the Winspear Opera House Auditions in NYC: Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Auditions to take place at The National Opera America Center, New York, NY ~~~~ DALLAS, […]

Winners Announced at the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

AND THE WINNERS ARE…  Talented Young Singers Awarded $18,500 in Cash Prizes At the 28th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” ~~~~ Mezzo-Soprano Virginie Verrez Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash! ~~~~ Second Place ($5,000) Goes to Tenor Kang Wang ~~~~ Third Place ($2,500) Awarded to Baritone Sol Jin ~~~~ The “People’s Choice Award” (An […]

SMU’s Barbara Hill-Moore leads a public conversation about “Race, the Arts and Performance” this Saturday

by Suzanne Calvin

SMU Meadows School of the Arts, in partnership with ignite/artsdallas, is presenting an important conversation tomorrow (Saturday, April 30th) regarding “Race, the Arts and Performance,” moderated by Professor Barbara Hill-Moore. Guests will include several of the stars of The Dallas Opera’s current production of SHOW BOAT, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, and […]

A rare opportunity! Pre-Opera Talk with Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Performance of Babi Yar!

by Celeste Hart

The Russian Nobel Prize-nominated poet and author of the acclaimed poem, Babi Yar, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, will participate in a Pre-Opera Talk prior to The Dallas Opera Orchestra’s performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113, based on the poem.  The lecture will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm […]

A Symphonic Memorial to Babi Yar

by Celeste Hart

Mark your calendar for a powerful and poignant presentation by The Dallas Opera Orchestra as it performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar” and Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3. The performance, April 24, at 2 p.m. memorializes the 75th anniversary of the tragic massacre at “Babi Yar.”  This month’s […]

Morris Robinson, starring as Joe in Show Boat, was recently featured on NBC-TV’s “TODAY” show!

by Celeste Hart

In this segment which aired March 13, Morris shares fascinating insights about his unusual path to career success as an opera singer, a comparison of film and opera, why young people should check out opera and …he SINGS! Please click and share! Experience his magnificent talent in our production of SHOW BOAT opening April 15th! http://www.today.com/video/former-college-football-player-turns-to-opera-for-a-career-change-643437123537