Category Archives: General Opera

opera items related to opera in general, not necessarily TDO

Chairs for Dazzling 60th Season Opening Events Announced!

by Celeste Hart

DEDICATED PHILANTHROPISTS ELLEN AND DON WINSPEAR APPOINTED AS CHAIRS  FOR FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT ~~~~             DALLAS, TX, JUNE 3, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is proud to announce that Ellen and Don Winspear have accepted the appointments as Chairs of FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT to head up the dazzling 60th Season kick-off celebrations. Honorary Chairs are Joyce and […]

KEITH CERNY Featured on KERA’s “CEO”

by Celeste Hart

Tune in to KERA-TV and KERA radio for a fascinating interview with our General Director and CEO Keith Cerny by host and veteran journalist Lee Cullum. “CEO” features the best corporate and non-profit leaders in North Texas and beyond.  According to KERA’s website, the show explores what it takes to make a company successful in today’s […]


by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS SEEKING  TALENTED MEN FOR   AUXILIARY MALE CHORUS FOR MOBY-DICK!   AUDITION DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00-5:00 p.m.             DALLAS, TX, May 12, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to invite talented local male singers to audition for the company’s Auxiliary Male Chorus for the production of Moby-Dick by Jake […]

Audition Announcement – Role of “Miles” (Boy) in The Turn of the Screw!

by Celeste Hart

SEEKING BOY – SOPRANO/TREBLE FOR ROLE OF “MILES” Performer to Appear in the Haunting Benjamin Britten Opera The Turn of the Screw at the Winspear Opera House Auditions in NYC: Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Auditions to take place at The National Opera America Center, New York, NY ~~~~ DALLAS, […]

SMU’s Barbara Hill-Moore leads a public conversation about “Race, the Arts and Performance” this Saturday

by Suzanne Calvin

SMU Meadows School of the Arts, in partnership with ignite/artsdallas, is presenting an important conversation tomorrow (Saturday, April 30th) regarding “Race, the Arts and Performance,” moderated by Professor Barbara Hill-Moore. Guests will include several of the stars of The Dallas Opera’s current production of SHOW BOAT, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, and […]

Cast Change for Eugene Onegin

by Celeste Hart

SOPRANO AILYN PÉREZ WITHDRAWS FROM ROLE DEBUT AS TATYANA IN EUGENE ONEGIN DALLAS, TX, APRIL 29, 2016 – Acclaimed American soprano Ailyn Pérez, winner of the Richard Tucker Award and the 2016 Beverly Sills Artist Award, is withdrawing from her scheduled starring role in The Dallas Opera’s 2016 Season Opener, Eugene Onegin. Citing concerns that […]


by Celeste Hart

Finals Round Scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Remarks at 7:20 p.m. Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House The AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, Texas General Admission Seating $5 / Lexus Red Parking $5 DALLAS, TX, APRIL 26, 2016 — The Dallas Opera wishes to remind music lovers that the expanded […]

Deadline for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors – April 22!

by Celeste Hart

The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera ~~~~ 2016 Program: Nov. 26 – Dec. 11 in Dallas, TXDeadline to Apply: April 22, 2016 ~~~~ Initial Support from the Richard and Enika Schulze Foundation Additional Support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the TACA Bowden & Embrey Family Foundations […]

The Great American Musical – Show Boat – Opens April 15th!

by Celeste Hart

The Groundbreaking 1927 Masterpiece By Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II ~~~~ Starring Andriana Chuchman as Magnolia, Michael Todd Simpson as Gaylord Ravenal, And Morris Robinson as Joe ~~~~ An Acclaimed Francesca Zambello Production Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume Directed by E. Loren Meeker ~~~~ In Artistic Partnership with Dallas Black Dance Theatre ~~~~ Underwritten by Tom […]

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 […]