The Dallas Opera’s General Manager Resigns

By Francisco Salazar

The Dallas Opera’s General Director has resigned.

After seven-and-a-half years with The Dallas Opera, Keith Cerny, The Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, has resigned

The company announced that Cerny had been appointed General Director and CEO of Calgary Opera, where he will assume his duties in January.

Cerny took the helm of The Dallas Opera in the spring of 2010 and presided over a number of artistic projects, expansions, and technical innovations, which included a highly successful simulcast program and innovative community outreach programs.

Under Cerny, the Dallas Opera also launched one of the very few programs for women opera conductors and administrators: The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera, and hosted the successful 2017 OPERA America Conference.

He also recruited both Music Director Emmanuel Villaume and Principal Guest Conductor Nicole Paiement as well as a number of senior staff members. 

The Dallas Opera is currently looking for a new General Manager.