Category Archives: Dallas Opera News

Specific information to TDO not related to productions.

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

The Dallas Opera’s Riverboat Adventure!

by Celeste Hart

Our final production of the 2015-2016 season is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s SHOW BOAT! The work that changed American Musical Theater forever, opens on Friday, April 15, 2016. In this edition of OFF THE CUFF from Theater Jones, Keith Cerny, the Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, explores and offers insights in to […]

More Rave Reviews for Emmanuel Villaume for Recordings and Recent Appearances!

by Celeste Hart

MUSIC DIRECTOR EMMANUEL VILLAUME OFF TO A BRILLIANT START IN 2016 French Conductor Earning Rave Reviews For Award-Winning Commercial Recordings, Recent Appearances in London and Chicago  DALLAS, MARCH 1, 2016 –The Dallas Opera is very pleased and proud to call attention to the recent successes and professional accolades bestowed upon internationally acclaimed Mrs. Eugene McDermott Music […]

Applications Now Accepted for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors!

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera is Proud to Announce Applications Are Now Being Accepted For The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera ~~~~ Expanded 2016 Program: Nov. 26 – Dec. 11, 2016 ~~~~ TDO Seeks to Create New Opportunities for Talented Young Women Conductors Making Their Mark in the Field of Opera ~~~~ Additional […]

The Passionate and Provocative MANON!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS MANON A Nineteenth-Century Masterpiece by Jules Massenet ~~~~ Starring Ailyn Pérez in the Title Role Stephen Costello and Edwin Crossley-Mercer In an Acclaimed Production by Sir David McVicar ~~~~ Conducted by Music Director Emeritus Graeme Jenkins Directed by E. Loren Meeker in her Company Debut ~~~~ Opening Friday, March 4, 2016, 7:30 […]

Guild Vocal Competition Semi-Finalists Announced!

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild Are Proud to Jointly Announce the Outstanding Young Semi-Finalists of the 28th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” ~~~~ Admission $5!  Lexus Red Parking $5! Audience Members Vote on “People’s Choice” Visit www.dallasopera.org/vocal ~~~~ FREE Semi-Finals: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Finals: Saturday, April 30, 2016, […]

FREE Community Event – SHOW BOAT SIMULCAST!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER OUTSTANDING, FREE COMMUNITY EVENT AT AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON! A ONE-TIME-ONLY SIMULCAST OF SHOW BOAT BY JEROME KERN BOOK AND LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II ~~~~ SPONSORED BY THE DALLAS FOUNDATION With Additional Support from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation ~~~~ SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 Stadium Doors Open […]