The Dallas Opera Springs Gala 2017 and Guild Vocal Competition Finals
The Dallas Opera will present an evening of music, competition, and celebration as two great traditions come together. The Dallas Opera Springs Gala 2017 returns this year in partnership with the final round of the 29th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. The events focus on encouraging the next generation of artists with proceeds from the Gala to support the company’s education programs.
The Dallas Opera Springs Gala 2017 is an elegant evening that features dining, dancing, and a performance by Marina Costa-Jackson. The gourmet dinner will be prepared by culinary master Wolfgang Puck. After the Finals, patrons who attend the Gala are invited to share in the celebration at a Post-Competition party with the artists and the judges. Ms. Costa-Jackson will dazzle guests with selections from Broadway and opera. The Marc Toussaint Combo, the jazz and swing band, will perform great danceable standards certain to get party-goers movin’. The proceeds from the Gala help nurture and support the education programs of The Dallas Opera which bring the magic of opera to students throughout North Texas.
The Guild Vocal Competition Finals will be held as part of the Springs Gala. Each artist sings two arias and is accompanied by the acclaimed Dallas Opera Orchestra, conducted by the Mrs. Eugene McDermott Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. The Mistress of Ceremonies for the event is charismatic soprano Costa-Jackson, who is currently starring in the role of “the other woman” Adalgisa, in TDO’s production of Norma.