Category Archives: General Opera

opera items related to opera in general, not necessarily TDO

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?  

“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 […]

Jonathan’s Viennese Auditions

by Jonathan Pell

It is 6:00 in the morning and I am in the Vienna Airport waiting for my flight back to Dallas. I came over for three intense days of auditions held at the historic Theater an der Wien, where a panel of my colleagues and I heard almost 100 singers from 34 countries. There were representatives […]

Mark Adamo Commissioned to Write 2015 World Premiere

by Suzanne Calvin

A little something extra in your holiday stocking — come December 2015 (and courtesy of composer-librettist Mark Adamo and the Dallas Opera)…read on! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 14, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE A NEW COMMISSION FOR A HOLIDAY OPERA BY AMERICAN COMPOSER MARK ADAMO ~~~~ The […]