TDO Connections

TDO Connections

2 Seasons

The Dallas Opera acknowledges that the stories we present on our stages have an impact on our audience, staff, artists, and communities. We invite our audiences and communities to join us in exploring the richness of opera as we work to do a better job of telling stories as authentically and respectfully as possible through TDO Connections™—our intentional process for human-centered, operatic storytelling designed by Education and Company Culture Manager Quodesia D. Johnson. Each opera season, TDO will explore thematic elements relevant to our communities through select opera productions. Through a collaborative effort, practitioners work closely with our staff and stage directors to align the intention and impact of our storytelling while participating in panel discussions and community conversations for collective learning. This is a journey of learning and connection for everyone involved that we are excited to share with our communities.

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TDO Connections
  • HIWC Panel 1: Women in the Performing Arts

    Episode 1

    November 15, 2022 | 1:00pm CST
    Local, national, and international women leaders join The Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors for a candid and powerful discussion about the realities of women across multiple fields, including opera, theater, design, and grantmaking. Panelists share ...

  • HIWC Panel 2: Education, Community Engagement, and Artist Development

    Episode 2

    November 17, 2022 | 9:30am CST
    Opera thrives on community, making community engagement essential for a flourishing arts organization. Civic practice, education, audience development, outreach, and engagement require different approaches when developing an opera base. Panelists discuss the various...

  • TDO Connections: Women in Leadership and Creativity

    Episode 3

    Celebrating and empowering women is a continuous effort in many fields, and opera is no exception. The opening TDO Connections™ panel presents a dynamic discussion about the leadership, creativity, and representation of women in business, education, and the arts. Jin-Ya Huang, CEO and Founder of ...

  • TDO Connections Discussion Panel 2: Final Thoughts

    Episode 4

    Frances Rabalais (Cosi fan tutte assistant director) and Madison Leonard (Gilda of Rigoletto, soprano) share about their experiences, careers, and perspectives as women in the opera field. Discussing the representation of women in opera, the final TDO Connections™ panel discussion of the 2022/202...