Category Archives: News Releases

New Major Gifts Announcement!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS THE PROUD RECIPIENT OF EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS FROM Mrs. Eugene McDermott And  The Eugene McDermott Foundation Honoring Kern Wildenthal ~~~~ The Position of General Director and CEO Has Been Named, in Perpetuity, for Two-Time TDO Board Chair             DALLAS, DECEMBER 18, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is the proud recipient of two extraordinary new gifts, […]

Opera Great Frederica von Stade to Appear in Titus Recital!

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera Proudly Presents LEGENDARY MEZZO-SOPRANO FREDERICA VON STADE IN AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL WITH ACCLAIMED COMPOSER AND PIANIST JAKE HEGGIE SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016, 2:00 P.M. AT CITY PERFORMANCE HALL ~~~~ THE ROBERT E. AND JEAN ANN TITUS ART SONG RECITAL SERIES TICKETS START AT $20             DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will […]

IWC Receives Mellon Foundation Grant

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE A $500,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ~~~~ In Support of a New Initiative: “The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera” Inaugural Session, Nov. 28-Dec. 6, 2015             DALLAS, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 – The Dallas Opera has been awarded a […]

Thrilling Inaugural Concert – Women Conductors!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT The Inaugural Concert of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors ~~~~ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, TX Single Tickets $10 ~~~~ IWC Underwriting Support from Linda and Mitch Hart […]

Keith Cerny and Emmanuel Villaume Extend TDO Contracts to June 2022!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE  CONTRACT EXTENSIONS TO JUNE 30, 2022 FOR KEITH CERNY AND EMMANUEL VILLAUME DALLAS, NOVEMBER 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is pleased and proud to announce contract extensions for its two most senior leaders: General Director & CEO Keith Cerny, and Music Director Emmanuel Villaume.  Both contracts have […]

APPLLICATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 21 FOR THE 2016 DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION

by Celeste Hart

Still Bigger Than the Lone Star State! Finals Round Scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House The AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, Texas DALLAS, TX, NOVEMBER 20, 2015 — The Dallas Opera wishes to remind potential candidates that applications for the expanded and revised Dallas Opera Guild […]

Just One Month Left for 12 MONTHS of Kindness Activities!

by Celeste Hart

All Proceeds Benefit BECOMING SANTA CLAUS In Memory of Chloe Shea ~~~~ “PHOTOS WITH SANTA” November 21, 2015 in the Winspear Opera House 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 3:00-4:00 p.m. ~~~~ “FASHION FOR KINDNESS” November 29, 2015 in the Ritz Residences, Dallas 1:00-2:00 p.m. Fashion Show & Reception ~~~~ “READING FOR KINDNESS” December 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Bookmarks […]

The Dallas Opera Gives Back with 12 Days of Kindness!

by Celeste Hart

“12 DAYS OF KINDNESS CAMPAIGN” TDO’S NEW AMERICAN OPERA BECOMING SANTA CLAUS INSPIRES INITIATIVE TO BENEFIT LOCAL NON-PROFITS ~~~~ EFFORTS PROMOTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA SITES TO ENCOURAGE FOLLOWER PARTICIPATION DALLAS, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 — The Dallas Opera is taking inspiration from the message in its world premiere of the holiday opera BECOMING SANTA CLAUS and partnering with […]

A New Holiday Treasure!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS AN EAGERLY ANTICIPATED WORLD PREMIERE: BECOMING SANTA CLAUS By Mark Adamo ~~~~ CONDUCTED BY MUSIC DIRECTOR EMMANUEL VILLAUME STARRING JENNIFER RIVERA, JONATHAN BLALOCK AND MATT BOEHLER ~~~~ PRESENTING SPONSOR, THE MOODY FOUNDATION  PERFORMANCES: December 4, 6(m), 9 & 12, 2015 In the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House AT&T Performing Arts Center, […]

AUDITION NOTICE – AUXILIARY CHORUS – NOV. 12

by Celeste Hart

 THE DALLAS OPERA IS STILL LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MENAnd MEZZO-SOPRANOS TO SERVE AS MEMBERS OF TDO’S AUXILIARY CHORUS FOR 2015-16  AUDITION DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m. DALLAS, TX, November 4, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to invite talented local singing artists to audition for the company’s Auxiliary Chorus for the 2015-2016 Season.  This […]