Tag Archives: Keith Cerny


by Christian Anderson

DALLAS, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is privileged to announce that TDO will present the United States Premiere of composer Michel van der Aa’s critically acclaimed contemporary masterpiece, SUNKEN GARDEN, “a fantastical tale to set the ears and eyes popping” (New York Times headline) during the Texas company’s 2017-2018 Season. The work, described […]

Free Event! Composing Conversations Featuring Michel van der Aa

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT European Composer/Technologist Michel van der Aa and The Dallas Opera’s General Director and CEO Keith Cerny in COMPOSING CONVERSATIONS  Thursday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. Studio Movie Grill – Dallas, Royal Lane  ~~~~  An Extraordinary Conversation and a Kaleidoscopic Taste of the Composer’s Approach to Musical Storytelling To RSVP […]

Keith Cerny to Receive Arts Leadership Award!

by Celeste Hart

Congratulations to our General Director and CEO Keith Cerny on his Excellence in Community Service Award from the Dallas Historical Society!  We are very pleased to share this exciting news and proud that the Historical Society has recognized his hard work, dedication, vision and solid leadership especially now that we celebrate our 60th Season!  The luncheon […]

Announcing FIRST NIGHT – Opening Night Events!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA’S 2016-2017  SEASON OPENING NIGHT EVENTS FIRST NIGHT! Presented by Deutsche Bank Wealth Management ~~~~ FESTIVITIES BEGIN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016 AT 5:30 PMTHE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSEAT THE AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Red Carpet ArrivalGourmet Delights by Wolfgang Puck ~~~~ The Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene […]

Single Tickets for 2016-17 Season On Sale July 11!

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO OFFER SINGLE TICKETS FOR TDO’S 60TH SEASON ON SALE  Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10 a.m.214-443-1000 or www.dallasopera.org ~~~~ Single Tickets for 2016-17 Season Start at $19 ~~~~ Family Performance Singles, $5 Apiece DALLAS, JUNE 28, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that single tickets for its […]

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 […]