Category Archives: General Opera

opera items related to opera in general, not necessarily TDO

Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello at the Eisemann

by Suzanne Calvin

One of opera’s most talented and treasured duos returns to DFW in a Dallas Opera recital at the Eisemann Center. Read on! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS THRILLED TO PRESENT AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO ~~~~ PERFORMING SELECTIONS FROM […]

Dallas Opera Appoints Ian Derrer to Newly Created Post

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014 Or Celeste Hart 214-443-1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATOR: IAN DERRER ~~~~ Most Recently Served with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Santa Fe Opera; Appointment Effective Immediately DALLAS, JUNE 25, 2014 – In the wake of […]

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 […]

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 […]

DEATH AND THE POWERS at The Dallas Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

Looking for the lowdown on the Dallas Opera’s upcoming presentation of “Death and the Powers”?  The Global Interactive Simulcast?  Wild lobby displays and cool apps?  

The Year’s Big Moments

by Suzanne Calvin

Norma, Norma, Norma!  In Texas and around the world it’s round-up time as the year comes to a close, and first up is Daniel Patrick Stearns with his great moments in opera from 2013. Don’t miss his confession that he went dumpster diving (okay, so he didn’t use that term) for a Jennifer Higdon score! […]

“Great Scott”–$30K from the NEA!

by Suzanne Calvin

The National Endowment for the Arts has committed $30,000 to the development of a new world premiere opera by composer Jake Heggie and Librettist Terrence McNally entitled, “Great Scott.” The work is scheduled to take centerstage at the Dallas Opera in October 2015, starring Joyce DiDonato. Culture Map Dallas has details on the local projects […]