In October’s Opera Magazine the Dallas Opera management team and Emmanuel Villaume, their new musical director outline their exciting vision for the company.
“I am honoured to be selected as Music Director of the Dallas Opera and to be a part of such a talented artistic community,” says Emmanuel Villaume. “The Winspear Opera House is one of the most beautiful performing arts venues in the world, and I am excited to be working with the superb orchestra and dedicated staff of the Dallas Opera. I look forward to helping create even more brilliant performances with this impassioned opera company.”
“They (the Dallas Opera) have the good fortune of playing in the Winspear Opera House, which since opening in 2009 has come to be recognised as one of America’s best operatic venues.”
“The Winspear is a terrific tool for us and will help to bring back the glamour of Dallas Opera. It’s very inspiring, as a conductor, to have the “best instrument” in which to work. Acoustically it’s exceptional, with great clarity and a very intimate sound, and the size of the house makes for a connection between the stage and the audience, and the stage and the pit—it’s all very human. We’re very excited about it, and it’s going to help us do something in Dallas that not many American companies can manage.”