Dallas Opera gets anonymous $10 million challenge grant

Posted on: February 11, 2010

In Tuesday’s (2/9) Dallas Morning News, Robert Miller reports, “An anonymous donor has issued a $10 million challenge grant to jump-start a $20 million fund to increase the Dallas Opera’s artistic quality and help recruit a first-rate general director. ‘Our goal is to rank among the top opera companies in the world,’ said Dallas Opera president Dr. Kern Wildenthal. … The challenge gift is contingent upon being matched, dollar for dollar, between now and Oct. 31, 2011. … The anonymous contribution will also allow the Dallas Opera to offer naming opportunities for personnel positions. Just as the Hockaday School has a Eugene McDermott headmistress, the opera could have a named director or first-chair violinist—at twice the value of the individual donor contributions, Wildenthal said.”

Posted February 11, 2010