Juan Galvan

photo by Karen Almond

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: CORPORATE BY DAY, OPERA BY NIGHT

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The Center employs a team of North Texans who are experienced professionals during business hours and also creative artists during their time off. Here we spotlight a few to show our patrons who’s behind the scenes.

By day, Juan Galvan coordinates the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center’s corporate sponsorships; by night, he sings with The Dallas Opera.

How long have you worked for the Center?

Seven years! Since 2009.

What’s your favorite memory out of those seven years?

Opening week of the Center! When our venues first opened and the public could visit. Major artists performed, like two of my favorites Thomas Hampson and Denyce Graves.

Who’s your favorite performing artist overall, Center-related or not?

It’s a tie between Lila Downs and Buika.

What is your favorite show/program/series?

The Broadway Series. I’ve been able to access shows that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to see unless I went to NYC. Also TITAS Presents. I honestly wasn’t aware of TITAS until they joined the AT&T Performing Arts Center family, and it was love at first sight.

Do you have a favorite venue on campus?

The Winspear Opera House!

Is there an upcoming show you’re most excited about?

Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Are you involved or connected to art or the performing arts outside of your work at the Center?

Yes, I’ve sang for The Dallas Opera since 2009. Most recently, I played the Spanish Sailor in Moby Dick.

What’s the best part about living in Dallas?

The Arts District!

Favorite Dallas sports team?

What is this “sports” that you speak of? Just kidding. The Mavs.

Favorite food truck?

Easy Sliders.

When you’re not at the Center, we could find you…

Checking out a hole-in-the-wall restaurant or watching The Office on Netflix with a bottle of wine!

A native of Acuña, Mexico, Juan began his singing career at the Young Artist Vocal program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He continued his voice studies at the University of North Texas, Opera in the Ozarks and Salzburg College. Juan’s favorite roles include Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Gregorio in Romeo and Juliet, which was his American debut with The Dallas Opera in 2010. In 2006 he made his international debut in Venice, Italy singing the role of Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte at the Teatro Goldoni for the Goldoni Festival.

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