TDO Gala Concert and Dinner
Honorary Chair: Mary McDermott Cook
Chairs: Bela and Chase Cooley
Multi-Grammy Award-Winner. 2018 Olivier Award-Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Opera. Female Singer of the Year, Opus Klassik/Germany.
Whenever this captivating mezzo soprano steps on a stage to perform, it becomes a major event. Vocal artistry at the highest level and a sparkling intelligence and personality that shine through everything she sings — this is what makes Joyce DiDonato one of the most popular and revered artists of our time. Miss DiDonato’s program will include Berlioz’s The Death of Cleopatra and Jake Heggie’s song cycle Camille Claudel: Into the Fire, written especially for the artist. Maestro Villaume conducts The Dallas Opera Orchestra in works by Beethoven to celebrate his 250th birthday, and more!
“The vivacious DiDonato had the sold out audience practically eating out of the palm of her hand … everything was so engagingly sung that you didn’t want it to end.” Chicago Tribune
“The staggering, joyful artistry of Joyce DiDonato reminds us that in any generation, there are a few giants … .She is a transformative artist … and when she sings, the world is suddenly brighter.” Gramophone
Featuring The Dallas Opera Orchestra conducted by Emmanuel Villaume
Time: Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7 pm
Place: Winspear Opera House