Tag Archives: Jonathan Pell

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Toronto – Part II

by Jonathan Pell

Getting up at 3:30 this morning to catch a 6:30 a.m. flight in order to get back to Dallas in time for this afternoon’s matinee at the Dallas Symphony was a challenge, but fortunately yesterday’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at the Canadian Opera was a late afternoon matinee! The production was staged by David Alden and […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Vancouver and Toronto

by Jonathan Pell

Last week I was in Vancouver for the annual conference of Opera America, the service organization for opera companies throughout North America. The event consists of several days of meetings, seminars and presentations and is held in a different city every year.  Last year we were in Philadelphia, and previous conferences were in Boston and […]

A special thanks to Northern Trust and their loyal and generous support of the Dallas Opera OnStage Dinner!

by Megan Meister

From left: Jonathan Pell, TDO Artist Director; Keith Cerny, TDO General Director & CEO; Graeme Jenkins, TDO Music Director; Mark Flagg, Dallas Opera Board Member and Northern Trust’s Dallas Region President. Northern Trust has sponsored this elegant annual soirée since 1992 and this year’s event on Monday, April 22nd featured mezzo-soprano (and rising star) Sasha Cooke […]

2013 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Results

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, March 23, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org The 25th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” Awards $25,000 in Cold, Hard Cash! ~~~~ 28-Year-Old Bass Nicholas Masters Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash! Also Named Winner of the “People’s Choice Award” for an additional $1,500 ~~~~ […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – DC II

by Jonathan Pell

After a day of meetings, I attended a free concert at the Kennedy Center at 6:00 p.m. with some of the singers from the Washington National Opera’s young artists program and three of the cover singers who had been engaged to stand by for the current productions playing in repertory. The Kennedy Center sponsors these […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – DC I

by Jonathan Pell

It is cold and rainy in Washington DC and none of the famous cherry trees are in bloom yet (although the annual festival is next week) so I am disappointed. Saturday afternoon when I arrived I heard six of the eight singers in the Washington National Opera’s young artist program, and there were two of […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director, Jonathan Pell – NYC – 4

by Jonathan Pell

Thursday’s auditions were extremely productive and I heard most of the singers currently involved in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Program, as well as some of the singers from the Juilliard Opera Center. It is a day like this that makes me really sad that we aren’t able to do more productions because there […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – NYC 3

by Jonathan Pell

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, […]

The Dallas Opera Guild Presents The 25th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org The Dallas Opera Guild Presents The 25th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition ~~~~~ Honoring Katherine and Michael Phillips ~~~~~ SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013 The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House At the AT&T Performing Arts Center 2403 […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – NYC Day 2

by Jonathan Pell

Yesterday’s auditions went quite smoothly, and I heard almost fifty singers. I was in the new Opera Center facility at the Opera America offices, which just opened a few months ago. It has always amazed me and my colleagues around the country how difficult it has been to find a decent venue in which to […]