The Dallas Opera Launches New Streaming Platform

By Francisco Salazar

The Dallas Opera (TDO) has announced the launch of its new subscription streaming platform, thedallasopera.TV.

The new platform will launch on April 26 and will bring together TDO’s full catalogue of existing video content which ranges from full opera productions to musical conversations and original opera-themed sit-com style episodes to artist-hosted series.

The new streaming platform will feature two Original including “That Which We Love,” a recital by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, and “Vanished,” a three-part art film starring countertenor John Holiday and tenor Russell Thomas with music by Gluck, Monteverdi, and Janáček assembled into a new narrative. A third original, “The Heart of the Song,” will premiere on May 25 and will feature a conversation with and performances by tenors Javier Camarena, Rolando Villazón, and David Lomelí.

In a statement, The Dallas Opera’s Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO Ian Derrer said, “We are so thrilled that thedallasopera.TV is launching today. To watch this project go from idea to reality in less than a year has been amazing to see, and we’re so proud of the content that we have ready to offer our global audience. This platform truly helps redefine our company as a leader in digital content, as well as on the opera house stage. We are breaking new ground in the field while continuing to preserve the great traditions of live opera.”

The streaming platform will be organized into four categories including Originals, Stages, tdo network, and OperaKids and will be available via an app for mobile devices (iOS and Android), on smart TVs via Fire TV and Roku.and on the website for desktop/laptop users.