The Dallas Opera's 2024/2025 Season Features Four Classic Titles with Two New-to-Dallas Premieres

DALLAS, March 1, 2024 ~ Dallas, TX - The Dallas Opera's Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, Ian Derrer, along with The Mrs. Eugene McDermott Music Director, Emmanuel Villaume, have announced the highly anticipated programming for the company's 2024/2025 season.

The 67th season of The Dallas Opera will feature four productions, beginning with Verdi's dramatic La traviata and ending with Puccini's beloved romance, La bohème. In between these two classics will be two Dallas Opera premieres: Debussy's tragic Pelleas and Melisande and Gluck's retelling of the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

In addition to these mainstage productions, the 2024/2025 season will also include annual events such as the Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Family Recital featuring renowned baritone Christian Gerhaher, the free season-opening People's Choice Concert, two family operas (The Three Little Pigs and Pépito), the biennial Lone Star Vocal Competition, and the Hart Institute for Women Conductors Showcase Concert.

More on
Derrer expressed his excitement for the upcoming season stating, "The 2024/2025 season offers something for everyone. From timeless Italian classics to groundbreaking premieres written centuries apart, we are thrilled to welcome a stellar lineup of artists to Dallas for their first performances with us. With Ludovic Morlot and Iván López Reynoso making their podium debuts leading our orchestra and chorus alongside internationally acclaimed casts, it is sure to be a season not to be missed."

He continued by emphasizing the inclusivity of TDO's programming saying, "Audiences of all ages will find something to enjoy in our diverse lineup. From our family-friendly productions like The Three Little Pigs to our free community concerts and educational programs that showcase local talent, we strive to make opera accessible to all. Whether you are a seasoned opera-goer or have never attended before, we invite you to join us for an unforgettable season."

More on
The Dallas Opera has a rich history of presenting world-class productions and premieres featuring some of the greatest operatic artists of our time. Since its inception in 1957 with a concert featuring the legendary Maria Callas, TDO has been known for introducing American audiences to notable artists such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Jon Vickers, and Franco Zeffirelli. The company continues to lead the industry with innovative initiatives such as the Hart Institute for Women Conductors, free and low-cost digital streaming options, art song recitals, national vocal competitions, and exceptional family and education programs. As one of the largest performing arts employers in North Texas, TDO is committed to promoting diversity both on and offstage and is a significant contributor to the economic growth and international cultural reputation of the region.

For more information on The Dallas Opera's 2024/2025 season, visit their website at Photos from past productions can also be found on their website.
Filed Under: Business

Show All News | Report Violation