Category Archives: General Director & CEO

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The View from the Top

by Suzanne Calvin

  The Dallas Observer’s” Katie Womack sat down with Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny and asked a lot of smart questions. The results turned up in today’s article, which you can access right here. (Photo of Keith and Jennifer Cerny attending FIRST NIGHT 2012 at the Winspear Opera House) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

“Tic, Tock,” says the clock

by Suzanne Calvin

Still time (about half an hour) to get here to find out the ins and outs of creating and commissioning new operas with two of the best in our field, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny and Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren Woods. Oh, did I mention the moderator? Art and Seek […]

Postcard from Glyndebourne

by Suzanne Calvin

Whether it’s the high desert or the verdant English countryside, there’s great opera brewing throughout the summer months and this year was no exception. In his latest installment of ”Off the Cuff” for Theater Jones, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny sends all of us his “Postcard from Glyndebourne” about the overall experience. Enjoy […]

Conversations@the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

If you haven’t made time to attend one of these, you’re losing out. Some of the most fascinating and meaningful conversations about music and art I’ve had the pleasure to attend in the past year are happening right in front of our noses — in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House. Keep scrolling for […]

WRR and TDO Take You to the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

  The Dallas Opera and the premier Classical Music Radio Station in Texas are taking you to the opera this October — and you don’t even have to put on your shoes. It’s part of the station’s ongoing “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera” series, at noon each Saturday, but for the month leading up to […]

…To Create a Giant Community Footprint

by Suzanne Calvin

“How to Win Friends and Influence Opera Goers: the Next Generation edition” That’s what’s at stake when we talk about the never-more-urgent need for opera and the performing arts to create a strong and indelible community footprint. The task can be approached in a variety of ways from a number of different angles. But one […]

Putting His Foot Down

by Suzanne Calvin

…On the path to inspired (and inspiring) leadership. Dallas arts writer and reviewer Marilee Vergati takes a closer look at Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s multifaceted vision for the company and the success of his ongoing mission in Dallas.  In the current economy, it’s not all coming up roses; but Keith appears to be a […]

Total Impact

by Suzanne Calvin

  No, it’s not the name of an upcoming science fiction action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (or Colin Farrell, for that matter); it’s the measure by which the sucess of American opera companies will be measured in seasons to come. Allow me to explain: Everyone is familiar with the term “carbon footprint,” but nowadays in the […]

3 Questions for Keith – Desert Island Edition

by Suzanne Calvin

3 QUESTIONS FOR DALLAS OPERA GENERAL DIRECTOR AND CEO KEITH CERNY FROM DAVID FELD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF MODERN LUXURY DALLAS MAGAZINE 1. What if I still don’t like opera after having gone to numerous opera’s, Verdi, Puccini and Wagner, and reading “The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire,” to boot? Almost everyone I meet […]

Blockbusters, Opera-Style

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s the time of year when oceans of ink are devoted to the cinematic summer blockbusters du jour. However, there’s more than one ”gateway” to attract eager paying audiences, as explored in the latest edition of “Off the Cuff” by Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny–his ongoing “Theater Jones” series on opera, arts and culture. Check it […]