Tag Archives: The Dallas Opera

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 […]

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 […]

Perform with the Stars!

by Celeste Hart

TOSCA CASTING CALL SEEKING FIFTEEN MALE “SUPERS” FOR NON-SPEAKING, NON-SINGING ROLES ~~~~ Performers to Appear in TOSCA at the Winspear Opera House CASTING CALL:  Monday, October 5, 2015; 7:30-9:30 p.m.  At the Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center           DALLAS, September 28, 2015 — The Dallas Opera is in need of fifteen men to perform on stage at the Winspear Opera […]

Making Magic on the Mountain – Robert Brill, Set Designer

by Celeste Hart

A key component of any opera production is the setting of the story – establishing time and place. This is indicated in the libretto and even the music but it’s also the set that adds to the understanding, impact, emotion, some of the “eye-candy” and excitement of the opera. It’s a tangible connection that complements […]

The Dallas Opera Expands Its Influence With The Institute for Women Conductors

by Celeste Hart

The Dallas Opera is Proud to Announce A Unique New Residential Initiative: The Institute for Women Conductors At The Dallas Opera ~~~~ Inaugural Program: Nov. 28 – Dec. 6, 2015 ~~~~ TDO Seeks to Create New Opportunities for Talented Young Women Conductors Making Their Mark in the Field of Opera  DALLAS, FEBRUARY 9, 2015 – […]

THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY ANNOUNCES Our New Music Director EMMANUEL VILLAUME

by tdoadmin

  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 […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Glimmerglass Part III

by tdoadmin

Yesterday was a busy but rewarding day, starting in the morning with auditions with the rest of the apprentice artists. There were many colleagues joining me at Glimmerglass this weekend, and these auditions were attended by representatives from several artists’ managements, schools of music and various opera companies. There were two very interesting singers, mezzo-soprano […]

The Dallas Opera Announces

by tdoadmin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/Suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org The Dallas Opera Announces The Cancellation of One Production Slated for the 2011-2012 Season ~~~~ Subscribers will be Given Full Refunds On Cancelled Performances of Katya Kabanová ~~~~ Major Donors, Led by Crow Holdings, Respond Positively As TDO Takes Proactive Steps to Off-Set Deficits ~~~~ DALLAS, JULY 22, […]

Garrett Keast, Conductor

by tdoadmin

Conductor Garrett Keast, Assistant Conductor 2005-2006 Season for the Dallas Opera has just signed a contract with Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he will serve as Musical Assistant and Conductor next season. Before moving to Berlin he will be the cover/assistant conductor of Faust at Opera de Paris and Bluthaus at Oper Bonn.  Mr. Keast is […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 3

by tdoadmin

June 18 Lunch yesterday with composer Jake Heggie to discuss a possible future project.  I will see him again in August in Adelaide for the Australian premiere of MOBY-DICK. Last night was SIEGFRIED, the third installment of Francesca Zambello’s extraordinary production of Wagner’s RING here in San Francisco.  This is perhaps the most difficult of […]