Category Archives: General Opera

opera items related to opera in general, not necessarily TDO

Making Magic on the Mountain – Robert Brill, Set Designer

by Celeste Hart

A key component of any opera production is the setting of the story – establishing time and place. This is indicated in the libretto and even the music but it’s also the set that adds to the understanding, impact, emotion, some of the “eye-candy” and excitement of the opera. It’s a tangible connection that complements […]

The Dallas Opera Expands Its Influence With The Institute for Women Conductors

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera is Proud to Announce A Unique New Residential Initiative: The Institute for Women Conductors At The Dallas Opera ~~~~ Inaugural Program: Nov. 28 – Dec. 6, 2015 ~~~~ TDO Seeks to Create New Opportunities for Talented Young Women Conductors Making Their Mark in the Field of Opera  DALLAS, FEBRUARY 9, 2015 – […]

FREE Opera on One of the World’s Largest HD Screens!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER OUTSTANDING, FREE COMMUNITY EVENT AT AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON! SIMULCAST NUMBER TEN: LA BOHÈME SPONSORED BY THE DALLAS FOUNDATION ~~~~ SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015 Stadium Doors Open at 6:00 PM Live Opera Performance at 7:30 PM ~~~~ Free Seating, Free Parking, Paid Concessions Free Tickets Available Now Through TDO […]

Announcing Five Extraordinary Works – 2015-2016 Season Kick-Off!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE COMPANY’S 59TH INTERNATIONAL SEASON: SEEKING THE HUMAN ELEMENT ~~~~ FIVE EXTRAORDINARY WORKS – INCLUDING TWO DALLAS OPERA WORLD PREMIERES: JAKE HEGGIE AND TERRENCE MCNALLY’S “GREAT SCOTT” AND MARK ADAMO’S “BECOMING SANTA CLAUS” OPENING NIGHT OF THE SEASON: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015 AT 8:00 PM THE MARGOT AND […]

Marilyn Horne Competition Winners to Perform in Dallas

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera, in Partnership with the Music Academy of the West, is Proud to Announce the Expansion of the Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series   TDO will present the winners of the prestigious Marilyn Horne Song Competition in recital   2014 Winners Michelle Bradley (soprano) and Michael Gaertner (pianist) […]

Tenor Matthew Polenzani in First Texas Engagement at TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 14, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org Mark Your Calendars! The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI IN AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL WITH ACCLAIMED PIANIST JULIUS DRAKE ~~~~ SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015 2:00 P.M. AT CARUTH AUDITORIUM ON THE CAMPUS OF SMU ~~~~ THE ROBERT E. […]

Last Call for Applicants – Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org Deadline for Entries This Saturday! THE 2015 DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION Now, Bigger than Texas! ~~~~ Thousands in cash prizes; plus, a chance to perform with the Dallas Opera Orchestra ~~~~ BLUE-RIBBON JUDGES PANEL NAMED — CHAIRED […]

Exciting News from The Dallas Opera About Music Director Emmanuel Villaume

by Suzanne Calvin

Our acclaimed music director adds to his already impressive international resume: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Jeffrey Vanderveen, Opus 3 Artists suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org jvanderveen@opus3artists.com Contact: Barbora Dušková duskova@pkf.cz THE PKF – PRAGUE PHILHARMONIA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF EMMANUEL VILLAUME AS MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CHIEF CONDUCTOR OF THE […]

The Dallas Opera Presents “The Marriage of Figaro”

by Suzanne Calvin

(Photo by Dan Rest for Lyric Opera of Chicago) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS ONE OF MOZART’S MOST MEMORABLE COMEDIC OPERAS THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (“Le nozze di Figaro”) LIBRETTO BY LORENZO DA PONTE AFTER THE PLAY BY PIERRE-AUGUSTIN […]