Category Archives: Events

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A “Sweet” Article by Our FIRST NIGHT Chair

by Suzanne Calvin

FIRST NIGHT/FIRST SIGHT Chair Lynn Mock lends a warm-yet-elegant air to the proceedings wherever she goes–whether in the real world or in cyberspace. She gives us her personal take on the newly developed FIRST SIGHT high fashion event, the inspiring Dallas Opera season, and the black-tie extravaganza that is FIRST NIGHT on Jeanne Prejean’s must-read […]

Hot Ticket!

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s not just the weather that’s heating up, it’s the first events of the fall season at the Dallas Opera — including a new “Music & Masterpieces” program in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art. Details to follow: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071   […]

Dallas Opera Introduces FIRST SIGHT

by Suzanne Calvin

Will it be fashion-inspired love at FIRST SIGHT?  Get your tickets today for the brand-new event that will kick off the 2013-2014 Season festivities! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 THE DALLAS OPERA IS THRILLED TO INTRODUCE AN EXCITING FASHION-FORWARD ELEMENT TO THE GLAMOROUS […]

Jennifer Higdon (and Cat), Working Like a Dog

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, she’s unbelievably genuine, gifted, and grounded — but she is also a product of her own impressive work ethic that keeps her steadily moving from one project to the next (as well as publishing her own compositions and managing all the other aspects of her professional life with aplomb). Jennifer Higdon came to Dallas […]

A special thanks to Northern Trust and their loyal and generous support of the Dallas Opera OnStage Dinner!

by Megan Meister

From left: Jonathan Pell, TDO Artist Director; Keith Cerny, TDO General Director & CEO; Graeme Jenkins, TDO Music Director; Mark Flagg, Dallas Opera Board Member and Northern Trust’s Dallas Region President. Northern Trust has sponsored this elegant annual soirée since 1992 and this year’s event on Monday, April 22nd featured mezzo-soprano (and rising star) Sasha Cooke […]

2013 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Results

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, March 23, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 The 25th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” Awards $25,000 in Cold, Hard Cash! ~~~~ 28-Year-Old Bass Nicholas Masters Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash! Also Named Winner of the “People’s Choice Award” for an additional $1,500 ~~~~ […]

Fondly Remembered

by Suzanne Calvin

This year’s Juanita and Henry S. Miller Founders Award Luncheon presented by the Women’s Board of the Dallas Opera was especially poignant, due to the untimely and unexpected passing of Vance Miller just days before. Here’s a lovely write-up from Jeanne Prejean on her site, “My Sweet Charity,” with all the details. (Top photo, Jolie […]

More Than 10K Sign Up for Opera Stadium Simulcast

by Suzanne Calvin

Above the ten thousand mark, and counting. Today we reported reaching our first official milestone in connection with the upcoming April 13th Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of Puccini’s TURANDOT. Sponsored by The Dallas Foundation, everything is free from the parking to your seat — unless you decide to hit the concession stands (in which case, you’re […]

Raising a Glass to the Fellow Who Raises His Baton

by Suzanne Calvin

The Women’s Board of the Dallas Opera organized a splendid “Toast to Graeme Jenkins” to mark the beginning of his final season as our music director. This marks the Maestro’s 20th season with TDO, so there were plenty of musical memories. I thought it was interesting that the Chorus chose to honor him with a […]

Aida sings Rachmaninoff, Puccini, Tchaikovsky…

by Suzanne Calvin

Tonight at 8:00 at the University of North Texas Murchison Performing Arts Center, renowned soprano Latonia Moore (currently dazzling critics and audiences in the title role of the Dallas Opera’s Aida) will do one of the many things she does best: stepping in for an ailing singer. As she did earlier this year at the […]