Tag Archives: Emmanuel Villaume

Villaume Joins TDO as Music Director – The Media Reacts

by Suzanne Calvin

To be perfectly honest, we’re not entirely sure how many news outlets and organizations covered the appointment of French-born Maestro Emmanuel Villaume as the new music director of the Dallas Opera (only the third person to assume that role in our 56-year history) but it was too many to count during this busy season wrap-up. […]


by Megan Meister

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org)                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY ANNOUNCES Our New Music Director EMMANUEL VILLAUME   ~~~~ Selected by General Director and CEO Keith Cerny To become only the third person to serve in that role In the 56-year history of the Dallas […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Chicago

by Jonathan Pell

Thursday morning I flew to Chicago for a weekday matinee of Puccini’s LA BOHEME, starring Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Elizabeth Futral and Lucas Meachum. The production was borrowed from the San Francisco Opera (which was also seen in Dallas in 1998) with scenery by Tony Award winning designer Michael Yeargan.  Michael, who was born and […]

The 2013-14 Season Line Up – “By Love Transformed”

by Suzanne Calvin

(Hal Cazalet as Nicholas in “Death and the Powers,” photo courtesy of Jill Steinberg)   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AN INSPIRED FIFTH SEASON IN THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE! BY LOVE TRANSFORMED FOUR […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Opera Part II

by Megan Meister

The interior of the Santa Fe Opera House just before a performance of Bizet’s THE PEARL FISHERS. Last night didn’t start off too well. I had met one of my artist manager colleagues for an early dinner before the opera (his client, Eric Cutler was the tenor in the performance of PEARL FISHERS we were […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

I flew to Chicago early yesterday morning to arrive in time for a matinee of Lyric’s opening production of the season, Offenbach’s THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, which opened last week to wonderful reviews. One would never have guessed, but Matthew Polenzani was performing the title role for the first time in his career.  He was terrific, and […]