Just as the season was transitioning into the uber-giving season, word arrived that The Dallas Opera has given a big couple of gifts to the artistic community of Dallas. The Dallas Opera Board extended the contracts of General Director/CEO Keith Cerny and Musical Director Emanuel Villaume to June 30, 2022.
According to Board Chair Steve Suellentrop, “Over the past five years, Keith Cerny has demonstrated exemplary leadership… Working closely with the Board, Keith has also played a major role in achieving three consecutive balanced budgets – the first time in fifteen years that The Dallas Opera has achieved this result.
“Music Director Emmanuel Villaume has accomplished a great deal in his first two years with the company. In addition to conducting several outstanding productions, he has made Dallas his musical home; using his considerable intelligence and charm to forge extremely positive relationships with the community, our Board, and our supporters.”
Congrats to the Cerny and Villaume households and The Dallas Opera’s board for this “let’s keep the right team together.”
* Photo credit: Karen Almond, Dallas Opera