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THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY ANNOUNCES Our New Music Director EMMANUEL VILLAUME

by Megan Meister

  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 Megan Meister

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 Megan Meister

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 Megan Meister

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 Megan Meister

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 […]

Backstage Stars

by Suzanne Calvin

Many of the most talented stars in the performing arts never set foot on stage, and, as if to make that point, “The Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell profiles half a dozen people who make a tremendous difference, including several who are rarely identified by the patrons in the aisles. These would include […]

The Vote is in – 3 Cheers for James Valenti!

by Suzanne Calvin

Whilst busy attempting to balance my left leg …sorry, more information than you wanted to know…Anyway, I missed it: the announcement that season ticket holders had selected tenor James Valenti (Rodolfo in our recent production of Puccini’s LA BOHEME) as the “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year.” It all happened at the annual appreciation […]

Roller Coaster Economy

by Suzanne Calvin

Fast on the heels of the buzz about Fort Worth Opera’s successful festival season, just ended, comes a downbeat announcement from another local opera company, The Living Opera.  It seems that the entire season is being postponed a year, although a “thank you” concert may be in the offing between now and then.  Here’s hoping the […]