Music & Masterpieces – FREE Recital

by Celeste Hart

A beautiful marriage of music and art presented in a free recital! Reserve your seats today!

THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS -- IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

SOPRANO AVA PINE AND TENOR ANDREW BIDLACK TOGETHER
“MUSIC & MASTERPIECES”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, May 5, 2014
Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014
suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org    
Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071
celeste.hart@dallasopera.org

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New Role for Artistic Director

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES AN IMPORTANT NEW ROLE FOR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JONATHAN PELL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Contact: Suzanne Calvin  214.443.1014
suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org
Or Celeste Hart      214-443-1071
celeste.hart@dallasopera.org

Stepping Down From Full-Time Work, Mr. Pell Will Serve
As TDO Artistic Advisor Beginning in January 2015

DALLAS, APRIL 22, 2014 – The Dallas Opera announced today that Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, having completed 30 years of service, has asked to step down from full-time work for the company as of December 31, 2014.  At the company’s request, he will remain on as Artistic Advisor to provide artistic continuity and expertise for the next several seasons, working with General Director and CEO Keith Cerny and Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. Continue reading →

Maria Callas Award Nominees

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 “MARIA CALLAS DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014
Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071
suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org
celeste.hart@dallasopera.org


RENEWING SUBSCRIBERS TO DETERMINE
MOST BRILLIANT DALLAS OPERA DEBUT

            DALLAS, April 17, 2014 – Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers will soon be casting their vote for this year’s winner of the prestigious “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award. The Dallas Opera bestows this award annually to the performer who makes the most unforgettable impression onstage in their company debut. The winner will be announced at the annual Dallas Opera Board and Trustee Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the Crescent Ballroom of the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas.        Continue reading →

Oh, Say, Can You Sing Winner Announced

by Celeste Hart

KEITH ARMSTRONG TO SING ANTHEM BEFORE A CROWD OF THOUSANDS
AT AT&T STADIUM APRIL 11, 2014 FOR THE DALLAS OPERA’S
FREE “BARBER” SIMULCAST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014
Celeste Hart 214.443.1071
suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org
celeste.hart@dallasopera.org

THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF The “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?” National Anthem Competition

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Additional Information at dallasopera.org/simulcast

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TDO STADIUM SIMULCAST PRESENTED BY: THE DALLAS FOUNDATION WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM
THE 
CARL B. AND FLORENCE E. KING FOUNDATION

2013-2014 SEASON SUPPORT FROM TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FOUNDATION

DALLAS, APRIL 10, 2014 – The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce the winner of its inaugural, “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?” National Anthem Competition™. Keith Armstrong, 58, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was selected by popular vote from among five finalists. Nearly 1500 votes were cast to determine the winner. Continue reading →

Heggie and Scheer’s MOBY-DICK Returns to TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s the return of the White Whale and the crew in pursuit of him: MOBY-DICK at the Dallas Opera -- again -- in 2016.  This time, conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, April 4, 2014
Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Celeste Hart 214.443.1072
suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
THE RETURN OF JAKE HEGGIE AND GENE SCHEER’S MONUMENTAL DALLAS OPERA WORLD PREMIERE:
MOBY-DICK
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Starring Jay Hunter Morris as Ahab, Stephen Costello as Greenhorn, Morgan Smith as Starbuck, Jonathan Lemalu as Queequeg and many more from the original all-star cast
– conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume! Continue reading →

Iain Bell in “Conversation” at Booker T. Washington High

by Suzanne Calvin

Not for the public, because this time, we’re bringing one of the world’s most important living composers to the students at Booker T. Washington High School.  Continue reading →

Winners Announced at Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

The daylong competition has dazzled and delighted. Here are this year’s results of the 2014  Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071
suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org

The 26th Annual
“Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition”
Awards $25,200 in Hard-Earned Cash!
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27-Year-Old Soprano Audra Methvin
Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash!

Baritone Reginald Smith, Jr.
Wins the Hearts of the Audience and
“The People’s Choice Award” for $1,500
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Second Place ($7,500) Goes to 30-Year-Old
Tenor Brent Reilly Turner
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Third Place ($5,000) Awarded to 24-Year-Old
Bass-Baritone Matthew Stump
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Event Honors Cecile and Dr. Fred Bonte
For Their Generous Support
Of Science Education and the Arts, including The Dallas Opera Guild, The Women’s Board of the Dallas Opera, The Science Place, and the Dallas Arboretum

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26th Annual Guild Vocal Competition

by Celeste Hart

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 –The Dallas Opera Guild is proud to present the 26th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition,” an on-stage showcase for talented young opera singers with Texas connections on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201.

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Dallas Opera’s National Anthem Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

Now’s your chance to sing in front of a crowd at AT&T Stadium!

Just in time for the 200th Anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce a brand-new competition designed to encourage the inner opera diva – or divo – in you! The “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?” National Anthem Competition™ offers men, women and children the opportunity to compete – via YouTube submissions – for the unique chance to bring down the house at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The winner, who must be available on Friday, April 11, 2014, will make a live appearance at the stadium to sing the national anthem – a cappella – prior to that evening’s performance of Rossini’s 1816 masterpiece, The Barber of Seville at 7:30 p.m.

Children above the age of nine (with the consent of a parent or guardian) are permitted to compete but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

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Dallas Opera’s “Die tote Stadt” Opens March 21

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s that rarest of rarities…an opera that has only been experienced in a handful of cities across the U.S. since its celebrated 1920 double world premiere!  Die tote Stadt (“The Dead City”) comes to the Dallas Opera stage in a limited engagement, beginning March 21st.  Read on for details. Continue reading →