Harvard Club of Dallas Collaboration: Dallas Opera - The Business Behind the Art


Join us as guests of the Harvard Club of Dallas for a festive lunch at the Winspear Opera House to learn about "The Business Behind the Art", an interactive lunch conversation with General Director and CEO of the Dallas Opera Ian Derrer.

Date:   Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Time:  12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tickets are priced for Special Guests from Columbia Alumni Association of Dallas at $30.00.*

*Early Bird pricing ends at noon January 5, 2023, at which time ticket prices increase $20 each.

Use the following link for more information and to buy tickets:

The Dallas Opera: The Business Behind the Art

Here is some additional information about this very special event!

Derrer will share The Dallas Opera’s perspectives on:

  • The opportunities and challenges facing opera companies today
  • The complex journey to bring this unique art form to the stage
  • The critical importance of community engagement and developing new audiences
  • How the company has adapted to ensure long-term viability as a performing arts organization.

In addition to an engaging discussion, attendees will enjoy a short performance featuring a Dallas Opera singer accompanied by a pianist.

Optional: Attendees will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes at The Dallas Opera with a 30-minute docent-led tour of the AT&T Performing Arts Center following the lunch.

Columbia Alumni Association of Dallas Fort Worth


Special thanks to Rebecca Posten of the Harvard Club of Dallas, Edgar Morales, CAADFW member, HCD member, and member of the Dallas Opera House Board of Directors, and Lester Wigler, CAADFW Treasurer, for coordinating.


January 10, 2023 at 12:00pm - 1pm

Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora Street Hamon Hall (lobby level)
Dallas, TX 75201
United States