Category Archives: Dallas Opera News

Specific information to TDO not related to productions.

Dallas Opera and San Diego Opera Announce Exciting Co-Production!

by Celeste Hart

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 20, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 817-995-1687 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org Or Edward Wilensky 619-384-7636 Edward.Wilensky@sdopera.com              THE DALLAS OPERA AND SAN DIEGO OPERA ARE VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT SAN DIEGO OPERA WILL CO-PRODUCE GREAT SCOTT ~~~~ THE FIRST OPERA BY COMPOSER JAKE HEGGIE AND LIBRETTIST TERRENCE MCNALLY SINCE […]

Nicole Paiement Named Principal Guest Conductor

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s fabulous–and it’s official.  The Dallas Opera has appointed Maestra Nicole Paiement as our first “Principal Guest Conductor.”  More from Jerome Weeks and the “Art and Seek” blog. Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media and Public Relations  (photo of Ms. Paiement by Roger Steen)

Dallas Opera Announces Historic Gift

by Suzanne Calvin

It is a phenomenal gift creating the “Betty and Steve Suellentrop Educational Outreach Fund.”  More details follow: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or Celeste Hart at 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    celeste.hart@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA RECEIVES $2.5 MILLION MATCHING GIFT ESTABLISHING THE BETTY AND STEVE SUELLENTROP EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH FUND   DALLAS, […]

Keith Cerny on “Turning the Tide”

by Suzanne Calvin

Our General Director and CEO’s latest monthly column for “Theater Jones” delves into the questions raised for the industry by the dramatic turn of events at San Diego Opera.  No arts organization is immune to financial difficulties, whether caused by uncontrollable outside circumstances or unforeseen internal challenges; however, there’s a lot to be said about […]

TDO Family Programming Subs Go on Sale Monday

by Suzanne Calvin

A treat for the entire family! And that’s not hyperbole! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 30, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org The Magic of Opera and Live Music TDO $5 Family Programming Presented by Texas Instruments ~~~~ With additional support from Lockheed Martin ~~~~ Part of “The Perot Foundation […]

Isabel Leonard Chosen for Maria Callas Award!

by Celeste Hart

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or Celeste Hart at 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    celeste.hart@dallasopera.org SELECTED BY SEASON SUBSCRIBERS AS THE “MARIA CALLAS DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR”  PORTRAYED “ROSINA” IN THE SPRING SEASON’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF ROSSINI’S 1816 MASTERPIECE THE BARBER OF SEVILLE           

New Role for Artistic Director

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES AN IMPORTANT NEW ROLE FOR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JONATHAN PELL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin  214.443.1014 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org Or Celeste Hart      214-443-1071 celeste.hart@dallasopera.org Stepping Down From Full-Time Work, Mr. Pell Will Serve As TDO Artistic Advisor Beginning in January 2015 DALLAS, APRIL 22, 2014 – The Dallas Opera announced […]

Heggie and Scheer’s MOBY-DICK Returns to TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s the return of the White Whale and the crew in pursuit of him: MOBY-DICK at the Dallas Opera — again — in 2016.  This time, conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 4, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Celeste Hart 214.443.1072 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD […]

Iain Bell in “Conversation” at Booker T. Washington High

by Suzanne Calvin

Not for the public, because this time, we’re bringing one of the world’s most important living composers to the students at Booker T. Washington High School. 

Winners Announced at Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

The daylong competition has dazzled and delighted. Here are this year’s results of the 2014  Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org The 26th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” Awards $25,200 in Hard-Earned Cash! ~~~~ 27-Year-Old Soprano Audra Methvin […]