The following is from the September 6, 2013, edition of Opera World.
September 6, 2013
The Dallas Opera, in partnership with the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, is delighted to introduce the first in a series of new programs hosted by Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny and designed to present informed personal perspectives on the arts.
Our first edition of "Dallas Opera Perspectives" taking place on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meadows Museum, will introduce Dallas to TDO's acclaimed new music director, Maestro Emmanuel Villaume, who will apply his keen interest in the visual arts to works in the Spanish collection that "speak to him" in a special way as he prepares to conduct our season-opening production of Georges Bizet's CARMEN.
"I look forward to October 25th with a sense of anticipation and excitement tempered by a comfortable sense of the familiar," explains Maestro Villaume. . .
This FREE program will take place in the Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium at the Meadows from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and will include an opportunity for audience questions and comments.
Attendees will then be invited to participate in a special Gallery Tour, which includes the artworks personally selected by Emmanuel Villaume for public discussion.
"The Meadows Museum is one of most extraordinary museums in the state," says Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny. "It's an exceptionally curated collection of Spanish masterpieces that rivals those in the Prado in Madrid. I can't think of a more exciting backdrop for a discussion regarding the impact of Spain (and its dance, music and art traditions) on French composer Georges Bizet, as well as on our upcoming production of CARMEN."
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