Category Archives: Dallas Opera News

Specific information to TDO not related to productions.

Cast Change for May 7th Performance of NORMA

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                     Or Celeste Hart 214-443-1071                         THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES A CAST CHANGE FOR THE FINAL PERFORMANCE OF NORMA by Vincenzo Bellini ~~~~ Soprano Aviva Fortunata Steps into the Title Role Co-Starring Marina Costa-Jackson, Yonghoon Lee And Christian Van Horn Conducted by Music […]

And the Winners Are….

by Celeste Hart

Top Honors Announced In the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild  Vocal Competition Outstanding Young Artists Awarded $18,500 in Cash Prizes ~~~~ Mezzo-Soprano Samantha Hankey Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash! ~~~~ Second Prize ($5,000) Goes to Soprano Laura Wilde ~~~~ Third Prize ($2,500) Awarded to Soprano Mane Galoyan ~~~~ The “People’s Choice Award” ($1,000) Determined by […]

Dallas Opera Presents the Everest Trio, May 1 and 5

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 27, 2017 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214-443-1071 THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE EVEREST TRIO: “Dallas Opera Perspectives” with Dr. Beck Weathers The World Premiere of Joby Talbot’s Everest Prelude With Visuals from the British Film Institute And a Semi-Staged Everest Returns to […]

An Evening of Celebration and Rising Stars!

by Celeste Hart

The Springs Gala and the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Sunday, April 30, 2017 Pre-Competition Gala Dinner 5:30 p.m. Vocal Competition Finals 7:30 p.m.Post-Competition Celebration 10:00-11:30 p.m. Featuring The Dallas Opera Orchestra Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume ~~~~ The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera HouseAt the AT&T Performing Arts Center2403 Flora Street, Dallas, […]

A Multitude of Magnificent Presentations!

by Celeste Hart

One Week of Special ProgrammingCELEBRATE 60: Past, Present, and Future April 30-May 7, 2017 Honoring Six Decades of Artistic Excellence ~~~~ Springs Gala and Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Finals “Dallas Opera Perspectives” with Dr. Beck Weathers Arjuna’s Dilemma by Douglas J. Cuomo Everest Prelude (world premiere) and Everest by Joby Talbot The Magic Piano and […]

Reunion for The Hart Institute of Women Conductors in San Francisco

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera Announces the 2017 Reunion for The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors  ~~~~ Institute Fellows to Meet at San Francisco Opera Next Week for Annual Reunion, April 12-13, 2017 ~~~~ Seminars and Master Classes, Including Work with Members of the Distinguished Adler Fellowship Program at San Francisco Opera ~~~~ Additional Support […]

The Dallas Opera’s NORMA, April 21 thru May 7

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214-443-1071 THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS Our First Production of a bel canto Masterpiece NORMA By Vincenzo Bellini ~~~~ Starring Soprano Elza van den Heever in the Title Role Tenor Yonghoon Lee and Soprano Marina Costa-Jackson Conducted by Music […]

Audition Notice! Supernumeraries (Extras) Needed for Norma

by Celeste Hart

Perform on the magnificent Winspear Opera House stage with stars from around the world! OPEN CALL FOR SUPERNUMERARIES (EXTRAS) For the Grand Italian Opera NORMA by Bellini Seeking Men – Women – Children THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 7:30 p.m. at The Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center (Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center) 4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, 75210 Respond by March […]

Vlogging Around Dallas with Lucas Meachem

by Matt Becher

Lucas Meachem has been busy in Dallas—at rehearsals for Madame Butterfly in the role of Sharpless, singing for the Women’s Board Founder’s Award Luncheon, and exploring all the Metroplex has to offer. We spoke with Lucas about life after a Grammy, social media for working artists, and the best eats around the city: Congratulations on […]