Tag Archives: Great Scott

Joyce DiDonato Honored with 2016 Maria Callas Award

by Suzanne Calvin

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 16, 2016 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 MEZZO-SOPRANO JOYCE DIDONATO HONORED AS THE 2016 “MARIA CALLAS DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR” ~~~~ SUPERSTAR ENCHANTED NORTH TEXAS AUDIENCES IN THE 2015 WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF JAKE […]

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 […]

World Premiere of Great Scott!

by Celeste Hart

BY JAKE HEGGIE AND TERRENCE McNALLY CO-COMMISSIONED AND CO-PRODUCED WITH SAN DIEGO OPERA STARRING JOYCE DIDONATO AS ARDEN SCOTT   Presenting Sponsor Eugene McDermott Foundation   OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015 AT 8:00 PM THE LINDA AND MITCH HART SEASON OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE, THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE AT THE AT&T PERFORMING ARTS […]

Single Tickets On Sale for 2015-2016 Season!

by Suzanne Calvin

Photo by Robert Kusel for Lyric Opera of Chicago FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Monday, July 13, 2015Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS THRILLEDTO ANNOUNCESINGLE TICKETSFOR THE 2015-2016 SEASON“SEEKING THEHUMAN ELEMENT”~~~~PRESENTED BY TEXAS INSTRUMENTS~~~~GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JULY 15THSingle tickets Start at Just $19~~~~Family Performance Singles — $5 apiece! DALLAS, JULY […]

“Great Scott”–$30K from the NEA!

by Suzanne Calvin

The National Endowment for the Arts has committed $30,000 to the development of a new world premiere opera by composer Jake Heggie and Librettist Terrence McNally entitled, “Great Scott.” The work is scheduled to take centerstage at the Dallas Opera in October 2015, starring Joyce DiDonato. Culture Map Dallas has details on the local projects […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe – Part IV

by tdoadmin

Although I had heard it in concert several years ago, until last night I had never seen a staged performance of Rossini’s “opera seria” (as opposed to his more celebrated comic operas) LA DONNA DEL LAGO, based on Sir Walter Scott’s THE LADY OF THE LAKE. To be perfectly honest, I have never been much […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – NYC 3

by tdoadmin

Other than the blustery arctic winds, today was a perfect day in New York. Today’s auditions resulted in my discovering two really fine singers, and a few others that might prove interesting. The second singer of the morning (I usually start at 10:00 a.m.) was a gifted young baritone still at Juilliard named Tobias Greenhalgh, […]

Very Cool Indeed – Jack O’Brien set to direct GREAT SCOTT

by tdoadmin

We here at the Dallas Opera couldn’t agree more with what Dallas Morning News reporter Michael Granberry had to say about us hiring Tony Award Winning Director Jack O’Brien to direct Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s 2015-2016 World Premiere of Great Scott starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. “Very cool news: the Dallas Opera makes a brilliant […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – San Francisco Part 1

by tdoadmin

San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House illuminated at night in the mist I am in San Francisco to attend a performance of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s MOBY-DICK on Saturday night with almost 40 Dallas Opera patrons who wanted the chance to see and hear it again.  I flew out a day early so that […]

New Heggie Commission Announced

by Suzanne Calvin

To paraphrase KERA reporter/producer Jerome Weeks: You can’t ask much more from an opera…announcement. Donors and members of the Dallas Opera Chorus and staff gathered onstage to hear a few retrospective words about the impact of “Moby-Dick” on this company before introducing a video featuring opera mega-star mezzo Joyce DiDonato announcing that a) She will […]