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: Friday, November 6, 2020 at 7 pm
Place: Winspear Opera House
Please call Tracy Mott at 214.443.1064 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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A local state of emergency has been declared in Dallas County due to the small but significant number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This performance has been cancelled, due to these restrictions and out of concern for the health and safety of our patrons. While everyone involved regrets the necessity of this cancellation, we are committed to doing our part to help stop the spread of this virus. Thank you for your understanding. Read more.
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The Dallas Opera and superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee will present a community concert celebrating Dallas’ rich cultural diversity. Join us May 6 at the Winspear Opera House for a selection of opera, gospel and popular standards featuring Larry and friends, the Dallas Street Choir, The Dallas Opera Orchestra, and pre-and-post entertainment from the Booker T. Washington Jazz Chamber Ensemble.
“Named 2017 “Male Singer of the Year” by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack, American-born tenor Lawrence Brownlee has been hailed by The Guardian as “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars.”
Date: May 6, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Winspear Opera House
In its grand tradition of bringing Texas audiences today’s most important song recitalists, TDO proudly presents German baritone Benjamin Appl — revered for a voice “that sounds like he belongs to the last of the old great masters of song “… with an almost infiniterange of colors.” Suddeutsche Zeitung
Mentored by the legendary Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and named Gramophone Young Artist of the Year in 2016, “Appl is not only a singer of boundless promise, he is already a great artist.” BBC
“A vocal presence so arresting it almost seems hypnotic.” Irish Times
$50 (center orchestra) $25 (side orchestra/terrace) $15 (mezzanine)
When: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Where: Moody Performance Hall
For one night only, Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:30 p.m, six female conductors take turns at the podium to showcase their personal style and remarkable talent. You’ll be caught up in the excitement, as they guide talented young singers and The Dallas Opera Orchestra through an incredible evening of arias, overtures, and duets.
Celebrating six years since The Dallas Opera in 2015 launched a unique, new residential program—one of only three in the world—designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors on the cusp of major international careers. This program of hands-on masterclasses, career development sessions, and industry insights from experts in their fields culminates in a one-time-only concert featuring these six rising stars in the opera conducting world.
The Hart Institute received vital foundational support from the Richard and Enika Schulze Foundation. Naming support came through the generosity of Linda and Mitch Hart.
For one night only, Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m, six female conductors take turns at the podium to showcase their personal styles and remarkable talent. You’ll be caught up in the excitement, as they guide talented young singers and The Dallas Opera Orchestra through an incredible evening of arias, overtures, and duets.
Celebrating its fifth year since 2015, when The Dallas Opera launched this unique, new residential program—designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors on the cusp of major international careers. This program of hands-on masterclasses, career development sessions, and industry insights from experts in their fields culminates in a one-time-only concert featuring these six rising stars in the opera conducting world.
Program underwriting and naming support generously funded by Linda and Mitch Hart. Initial support provided by the Richard and Enika Schulze Foundation.
This year’s concert will feature artists from Opera for Peace-Leading Young Voices of the World: a unique international opera-project reflecting the reality of today’s globalized world. Drawing upon the diversity of all cultural heritages while working towards a common goal of artistic excellence, they strongly aspire for the advancement of this lyric art form and promoting positive universal values – most importantly, mutual respect.