Mary Box returns to The Dallas Opera this fall in her music preparation role for mainstage concerts as well as the Dallas Opera National Vocal Competition and the Hart Institute for Women Conductors.
In May of 2021, Ms. Box joined The Dallas Opera's music staff for the world premiere recording of Joby Talbot's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. In the spring of 2022, Ms. Box will play Madama Butterfly with Emmanuel Villaume and Il barbiere di Siviglia with Lina Gonzalez-Granados.
Ms. Box was recently a full participant in the International Conducting Workshop and Festival in Lviv, Ukraine, studying Brahms symphonies with Carl St. Clair and the Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Box also conducted excerpts of Così fan tutte in Vienna, Austria as a conducting fellow at the Vienna Opera Academy for Conductors.
Ms. Box recently spent two seasons with Minnesota Opera playing nine operas, including two world premieres (The Fix and Edward Tulane) as a resident artist. Ms. Box has also been on the music staffs of Opera San Antonio (chorusmaster), Sarasota Opera (assistant conductor), Wichita Grand Opera (head coach), Crested Butte Music Festival, Opera in the Heights (chorusmaster), Fargo-Moorhead Opera (assistant conductor), and Rice University.
As an orchestral keyboardist, Ms. Box has performed with the Houston Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Crested Butte Music Festival Orchestra, Rice University Opera Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera Orchestra.
Ms. Box maintains an active coaching schedule from her home in Houston, Texas, coaching such GRAMMY winners as Sasha Cooke, Reginald Smith, Jr., and Richard Paul Fink.
Ms. Box is one of two to have ever received a master’s degree in vocal coaching from Rice University. She also holds a master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music.
"Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart."- Pablo Casals