Category Archives: News Releases

Women Conductors Chosen for 2017 Hart Institute

by Suzanne Calvin

Photo by Karen Almond, Dallas Opera FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 23, 2017 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart at 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org The Dallas Opera is Proud to Announce the Conductors and Observers for Third Annual Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera ~~~~ Nov. 5 — 19, […]

Dallas Opera Announces 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year

by Suzanne Calvin

Marina Costa-Jackson in her award-winning role as Adalgisa in The Dallas Opera’s NORMA.  Photo by Karen Almond, Dallas Opera FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart at 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AMERICAN SOPRANO MARINA COSTA-JACKSON HONORED TONIGHT AS THE 2017 “MARIA CALLAS […]

FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT Event Chairs Announced!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES CHAIRS FOR SPLENDID 2017-2018 SEASON OPENING EVENTS DIANNE AND MARK LAROE FOR FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT             DALLAS, TX, JUNE 8, 2017 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that dedicated philanthropists Dianne B. LaRoe and Mark H. LaRoe have accepted the positions of Chairs of FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT, the spectacular 2017-2018 Season […]

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 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                celeste.hart@dallasopera.org   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 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org 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 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org 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 […]