Category Archives: General Opera

opera items related to opera in general, not necessarily TDO

Tenor Matthew Polenzani in First Texas Engagement at TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 14, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org Mark Your Calendars! The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI IN AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL WITH ACCLAIMED PIANIST JULIUS DRAKE ~~~~ SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015 2:00 P.M. AT CARUTH AUDITORIUM ON THE CAMPUS OF SMU ~~~~ THE ROBERT E. […]

Last Call for Applicants – Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org Deadline for Entries This Saturday! THE 2015 DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION Now, Bigger than Texas! ~~~~ Thousands in cash prizes; plus, a chance to perform with the Dallas Opera Orchestra ~~~~ BLUE-RIBBON JUDGES PANEL NAMED — CHAIRED […]

Exciting News from The Dallas Opera About Music Director Emmanuel Villaume

by Suzanne Calvin

Our acclaimed music director adds to his already impressive international resume: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Jeffrey Vanderveen, Opus 3 Artists suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org jvanderveen@opus3artists.com Contact: Barbora Dušková duskova@pkf.cz THE PKF – PRAGUE PHILHARMONIA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF EMMANUEL VILLAUME AS MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CHIEF CONDUCTOR OF THE […]

The Dallas Opera Presents “The Marriage of Figaro”

by Suzanne Calvin

(Photo by Dan Rest for Lyric Opera of Chicago) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS ONE OF MOZART’S MOST MEMORABLE COMEDIC OPERAS THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (“Le nozze di Figaro”) LIBRETTO BY LORENZO DA PONTE AFTER THE PLAY BY PIERRE-AUGUSTIN […]

Brian Zeger to Chair Judges Panel at 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

There are major changes afoot at the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition for 2015 — starting with the Judges Panel.  Read on! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ACCLAIMED PIANIST, ARTS ADMINISTRATOR, ADJUDICATOR AND EDUCATOR BRIAN ZEGER […]

Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello at the Eisemann

by Suzanne Calvin

One of opera’s most talented and treasured duos returns to DFW in a Dallas Opera recital at the Eisemann Center. Read on! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS THRILLED TO PRESENT AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO ~~~~ PERFORMING SELECTIONS FROM […]

Dallas Opera Appoints Ian Derrer to Newly Created Post

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014 Or Celeste Hart 214-443-1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATOR: IAN DERRER ~~~~ Most Recently Served with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Santa Fe Opera; Appointment Effective Immediately DALLAS, JUNE 25, 2014 – In the wake of […]

Nicole Paiement Named Principal Guest Conductor

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s fabulous–and it’s official.  The Dallas Opera has appointed Maestra Nicole Paiement as our first “Principal Guest Conductor.”  More from Jerome Weeks and the “Art and Seek” blog. Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media and Public Relations  (photo of Ms. Paiement by Roger Steen)

Dallas Opera Announces Historic Gift

by Suzanne Calvin

It is a phenomenal gift creating the “Betty and Steve Suellentrop Educational Outreach Fund.”  More details follow: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or Celeste Hart at 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    celeste.hart@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA RECEIVES $2.5 MILLION MATCHING GIFT ESTABLISHING THE BETTY AND STEVE SUELLENTROP EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH FUND   DALLAS, […]

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 […]