Category Archives: General Director & CEO

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What We Learned from the Women Conductors Institute

by Celeste Hart

In his latest Off the Cuff, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny reflects on the success, and opportunities for further improvement, from the inaugural Institute for Women Conductors. by Keith Cernypublished Sunday, January 3, 2016   Dallas — Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 6, The Dallas Opera held the inaugural program of the […]

New Major Gifts Announcement!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS THE PROUD RECIPIENT OF EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS FROM Mrs. Eugene McDermott And  The Eugene McDermott Foundation Honoring Kern Wildenthal ~~~~ The Position of General Director and CEO Has Been Named, in Perpetuity, for Two-Time TDO Board Chair             DALLAS, DECEMBER 18, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is the proud recipient of two extraordinary new gifts, […]

IWC Receives Mellon Foundation Grant

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE A $500,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ~~~~ In Support of a New Initiative: “The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera” Inaugural Session, Nov. 28-Dec. 6, 2015             DALLAS, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 – The Dallas Opera has been awarded a […]

Keith Cerny and Emmanuel Villaume Extend TDO Contracts to June 2022!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE  CONTRACT EXTENSIONS TO JUNE 30, 2022 FOR KEITH CERNY AND EMMANUEL VILLAUME DALLAS, NOVEMBER 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is pleased and proud to announce contract extensions for its two most senior leaders: General Director & CEO Keith Cerny, and Music Director Emmanuel Villaume.  Both contracts have […]

THIRD CONSECUTIVE BALANCED BUDGET!

by Celeste Hart

For the First Time in Fifteen Years TDO Records Three Balanced Budgets in a Row Company Well-Positioned to Run the Demanding Gauntlet of Two World Premieres, Major Community Outreach Initiatives And an Innovative New Institute for Women Conductors this Fall             DALLAS, TX, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 – Building on two previous seasons that ended “in the […]

Dallas Opera Perspectives: “When Art & Religion Collide”

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org ONE OF THE KEY CULTURAL ISSUES OF OUR DAY! THE DALLAS OPERA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, PRESENTS DALLAS OPERA PERSPECTIVES: “WHEN ART AND RELIGION COLLIDE” ~~~~ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 ~~~~ Inspired by Richard Strauss’ […]

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 […]

Dallas Opera’s National Anthem Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

Now’s your chance to sing in front of a crowd at AT&T Stadium! Just in time for the 200th Anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce a brand-new competition designed to encourage the inner opera diva – or divo – in you! The “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?” National Anthem […]

Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum explore Korngold

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s a panel discussion next week that shouldn’t be missed! The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum are the proud partners of what promises to be an extraordinary panel discussion on the life, the work and the legacy of exiled twentieth-century composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Details follow.