Tag Archives: Keith Cerny

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 […]

Chairs for Dazzling 60th Season Opening Events Announced!

by Celeste Hart

DEDICATED PHILANTHROPISTS ELLEN AND DON WINSPEAR APPOINTED AS CHAIRS  FOR FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT ~~~~             DALLAS, TX, JUNE 3, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is proud to announce that Ellen and Don Winspear have accepted the appointments as Chairs of FIRST SIGHT/FIRST NIGHT to head up the dazzling 60th Season kick-off celebrations. Honorary Chairs are Joyce and […]

KEITH CERNY Featured on KERA’s “CEO”

by Celeste Hart

Tune in to KERA-TV and KERA radio for a fascinating interview with our General Director and CEO Keith Cerny by host and veteran journalist Lee Cullum. “CEO” features the best corporate and non-profit leaders in North Texas and beyond.  According to KERA’s website, the show explores what it takes to make a company successful in today’s […]

Winners Announced at the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

AND THE WINNERS ARE…  Talented Young Singers Awarded $18,500 in Cash Prizes At the 28th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition” ~~~~ Mezzo-Soprano Virginie Verrez Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash! ~~~~ Second Place ($5,000) Goes to Tenor Kang Wang ~~~~ Third Place ($2,500) Awarded to Baritone Sol Jin ~~~~ The “People’s Choice Award” (An […]

SMU’s Barbara Hill-Moore leads a public conversation about “Race, the Arts and Performance” this Saturday

by Suzanne Calvin

SMU Meadows School of the Arts, in partnership with ignite/artsdallas, is presenting an important conversation tomorrow (Saturday, April 30th) regarding “Race, the Arts and Performance,” moderated by Professor Barbara Hill-Moore. Guests will include several of the stars of The Dallas Opera’s current production of SHOW BOAT, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, and […]

THE 2016 DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION—THIS WEEKEND!

by Celeste Hart

Finals Round Scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Remarks at 7:20 p.m. Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House The AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, Texas General Admission Seating $5 / Lexus Red Parking $5 DALLAS, TX, APRIL 26, 2016 — The Dallas Opera wishes to remind music lovers that the expanded […]

Deadline for 2016 Institute for Women Conductors – April 22!

by Celeste Hart

The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera ~~~~ 2016 Program: Nov. 26 – Dec. 11 in Dallas, TXDeadline to Apply: April 22, 2016 ~~~~ Initial Support from the Richard and Enika Schulze Foundation Additional Support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the TACA Bowden & Embrey Family Foundations […]

A Symphonic Memorial to Babi Yar

by Celeste Hart

Mark your calendar for a powerful and poignant presentation by The Dallas Opera Orchestra as it performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar” and Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3. The performance, April 24, at 2 p.m. memorializes the 75th anniversary of the tragic massacre at “Babi Yar.”  This month’s […]

The Great American Musical – Show Boat – Opens April 15th!

by Celeste Hart

The Groundbreaking 1927 Masterpiece By Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II ~~~~ Starring Andriana Chuchman as Magnolia, Michael Todd Simpson as Gaylord Ravenal, And Morris Robinson as Joe ~~~~ An Acclaimed Francesca Zambello Production Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume Directed by E. Loren Meeker ~~~~ In Artistic Partnership with Dallas Black Dance Theatre ~~~~ Underwritten by Tom […]

The Dallas Opera’s Riverboat Adventure!

by Celeste Hart

Our final production of the 2015-2016 season is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s SHOW BOAT! The work that changed American Musical Theater forever, opens on Friday, April 15, 2016. In this edition of OFF THE CUFF from Theater Jones, Keith Cerny, the Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, explores and offers insights in to […]