Category Archives: Dallas Opera News

Specific information to TDO not related to productions.

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 Or Celeste Hart      214-443-1071 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 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 The 26th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” Awards $25,200 in Hard-Earned Cash! ~~~~ 27-Year-Old Soprano Audra Methvin […]

Dallas Opera’s National Anthem Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

Now’s your chance to sing in front of a crowd at AT&T Stadium! Just in time for the 200th Anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce a brand-new competition designed to encourage the inner opera diva – or divo – in you! The “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?” National Anthem […]

Dallas Opera’s “Die tote Stadt” Opens March 21

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s that rarest of rarities…an opera that has only been experienced in a handful of cities across the U.S. since its celebrated 1920 double world premiere!  Die tote Stadt (“The Dead City”) comes to the Dallas Opera stage in a limited engagement, beginning March 21st.  Read on for details.

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs on Korngold and “Die tote Stadt”

by Suzanne Calvin

Even if it were NOT our next mainstage opera, opening March 21st in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, this three-minute exploration of “Die tote Stadt” and its composer by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Senior Classical Music Critic for “Theater Jones” is well worth a listen!   Enjoy — and share! Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media […]

Mardi Byers Sings Dual Role in “Die tote Stadt”

by Suzanne Calvin

A cast change for the Dallas Opera’s upcoming production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s “Die tote Stadt” puts an exciting American soprano in the dual role of Marie/Marietta. Critically acclaimed American soprano Mardi Byers as Marie/Marietta, has replaced Danish soprano Ann Petersen. 

Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum explore Korngold

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s a panel discussion next week that shouldn’t be missed! The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum are the proud partners of what promises to be an extraordinary panel discussion on the life, the work and the legacy of exiled twentieth-century composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Details follow.