The Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume “Swept Away” Any Doubts About The 2018-2019 Season

Eons ago Maurice Chevalier captivated great grandmamas with his smile, the twinkle in his eye and an ooh-la-la French accent. Maurice and his ways may only be seen in celluloid, but today his charisma is alive and well thanks to The Dallas Opera (TDO). That uber charming and disarming Frenchman is Emmanuel Villaume, TDO’s music director. On Thursday, January 25, he admitted … [Read more...]

JUST IN: Dr. Kern Wildenthal To Serve As Interim General Director/CEO Of The Dallas Opera Following Keith Cerny’s Resignation

With The Dallas Opera's General Director/ CEO Keith Cerny's announcing his resignation last Friday, the interim stand-in has just been revealed. According to The Dallas Opera Board Chair Holly Mayer, "As has been the case in the past, there is a need for an executive presence in the office during this transitional period, while the search committee prepares to begin its task … [Read more...]

Business Council For The Art’s 2017 Obelisk Awards Luncheon Was A Salute To The Arts And Business And A Swan Song For Two

Some of the 2017 Obelisk Awardees were wondering why the pre-luncheon VIP reception at the Belo on Wednesday, November 15, was starting at 10 a.m. After all, the luncheon wasn’t scheduled to start until noon. Still there were group photos to be taken and individual ones with VIP types like Business Council for the Arts Chair Nancy Nasher and mic tests. But this group was well … [Read more...]

MySweetWishList: AT&T Performing Arts Center

According to AT&T Performing Arts Center Director of Education and Community Engagement Glynis Brault, “Happy holidays, fellow Dallasites! “The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center passionately believes that everyone deserves to experience the power and wonder of the arts. Our wish this holiday season is that you’ll join us in our efforts to educate, … [Read more...]

JUST IN: The Dallas Opera’s GM/CEO Keith Cerny Resigns To Head Up Calgary Opera

The Dallas Opera's GM/CEO Keith Cerny has just turned in his resignation to take over the position of general director/CEO of Calgary Opera in January. During his seven-and-a-half years with the Dallas company, Keith presided over five consecutive balanced operating budgets and a host of artistic projects, expansions, and technical innovations.  These include a … [Read more...]