Category Archives: Dallas Opera News

Specific information to TDO not related to productions.

AUXILIARY MALE CHORUS – AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS SEEKING  TALENTED MEN FOR   AUXILIARY MALE CHORUS FOR MOBY-DICK!   AUDITION DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00-5:00 p.m.             DALLAS, TX, May 12, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to invite talented local male singers to audition for the company’s Auxiliary Male Chorus for the production of Moby-Dick by Jake […]

Audition Announcement – Role of “Miles” (Boy) in The Turn of the Screw!

by Celeste Hart

SEEKING BOY – SOPRANO/TREBLE FOR ROLE OF “MILES” Performer to Appear in the Haunting Benjamin Britten Opera The Turn of the Screw at the Winspear Opera House Auditions in NYC: Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Auditions to take place at The National Opera America Center, New York, NY ~~~~ DALLAS, […]

Winners Announced at the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

AND THE WINNERS ARE…  Talented Young Singers Awarded $18,500 in Cash Prizes At the 28th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” ~~~~ Mezzo-Soprano Virginie Verrez Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash! ~~~~ Second Place ($5,000) Goes to Tenor Kang Wang ~~~~ Third Place ($2,500) Awarded to Baritone Sol Jin ~~~~ The “People’s Choice Award” (An […]

SMU’s Barbara Hill-Moore leads a public conversation about “Race, the Arts and Performance” this Saturday

by Suzanne Calvin

SMU Meadows School of the Arts, in partnership with ignite/artsdallas, is presenting an important conversation tomorrow (Saturday, April 30th) regarding “Race, the Arts and Performance,” moderated by Professor Barbara Hill-Moore. Guests will include several of the stars of The Dallas Opera’s current production of SHOW BOAT, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, and […]

A rare opportunity! Pre-Opera Talk with Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Performance of Babi Yar!

by Celeste Hart

The Russian Nobel Prize-nominated poet and author of the acclaimed poem, Babi Yar, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, will participate in a Pre-Opera Talk prior to The Dallas Opera Orchestra’s performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113, based on the poem.  The lecture will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm […]

A Symphonic Memorial to Babi Yar

by Celeste Hart

Mark your calendar for a powerful and poignant presentation by The Dallas Opera Orchestra as it performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar” and Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3. The performance, April 24, at 2 p.m. memorializes the 75th anniversary of the tragic massacre at “Babi Yar.”  This month’s […]

Morris Robinson, starring as Joe in Show Boat, was recently featured on NBC-TV’s “TODAY” show!

by Celeste Hart

In this segment which aired March 13, Morris shares fascinating insights about his unusual path to career success as an opera singer, a comparison of film and opera, why young people should check out opera and …he SINGS! Please click and share! Experience his magnificent talent in our production of SHOW BOAT opening April 15th! http://www.today.com/video/former-college-football-player-turns-to-opera-for-a-career-change-643437123537

The Dallas Opera’s Riverboat Adventure!

by Celeste Hart

Our final production of the 2015-2016 season is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s SHOW BOAT! The work that changed American Musical Theater forever, opens on Friday, April 15, 2016. In this edition of OFF THE CUFF from Theater Jones, Keith Cerny, the Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, explores and offers insights in to […]

More Rave Reviews for Emmanuel Villaume for Recordings and Recent Appearances!

by Celeste Hart

MUSIC DIRECTOR EMMANUEL VILLAUME OFF TO A BRILLIANT START IN 2016 French Conductor Earning Rave Reviews For Award-Winning Commercial Recordings, Recent Appearances in London and Chicago  DALLAS, MARCH 1, 2016 –The Dallas Opera is very pleased and proud to call attention to the recent successes and professional accolades bestowed upon internationally acclaimed Mrs. Eugene McDermott Music […]