Dallas Opera mourns general director, 93

Dallas Opera mourns general director, 93


norman lebrecht

May 03, 2022

The death has been announced of Plato Steven Karayanis, formative general director of Dallas Opera from 1977 to 2000.

Legacy obituary here.


  • Joel Kemelhor says:

    A long life of service to music and his home city.

    His wife Dorothy Krebill had the title role in the first CARMEN I saw. On records, she was Flora in the RCA set of TRAVIATA with Caballe.

  • Bill Ecker says:

    A complete gentleman. He sponsored with the Dallas Opera a show at the Dallas Public Library of my opera singer autograph collection in the late 1980’s. I will never forget his interest and kindness. RIP.