Category Archives: General Director & CEO

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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 […]

Good Company

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s incredibly nice to be included when the other organizations acknowledged here are the likes of the Amon G. Carter Foundation; The 500, Inc.; and TACA.  What’s it all about?  “Under the direction of (General Director and) CEO Keith Cerny, the Dallas Opera’s strategic plan is healthy and continues to earn the confidence of the community.”  More from […]

Rollin’ Down the River

by Suzanne Calvin

New at “Theater Jones”: the latest edition of Keith Cerny’s “Off the Cuff.” The Dallas Opera General Director and CEO takes this opportunity to explore why the placement of pieces in musical time matters. Read it right here. (Photo of Ganges River delta courtesy of loc.gov) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

3 Questions for Keith from Harlan Crow

by Suzanne Calvin

In our continuing series, interesting people from the North Texas community are invited to pose three opera-related questions for Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny. The latest to take us up on the offer is Mr. Harlan Crow of Crow Holdings: 1. It is my understanding that the opera normally starts at 8:00 […]