“A Night in Old Spain” at the Meadows Museum

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera lovers were hosted to “A Night in Old Spain at the Meadows Museum” Thursday, June 19th. Our gracious hostess, arts and humanities lecturer Barbara Benac, traced the Spanish roots of “The Marriage of Figaro,” set in Seville, in a fascinating presentation that blended portraits and paintings from the extensive Meadows Museum collection with the private letters and published words of the men who created the now-legendary barber, Figaro.

The lecture was followed by docent-guided tours of several of the museum’s galleries, an experience that left many of us “ooing and ahhing” at the glorious range of secular and religious Spanish art, nestled like a jewel in the heart of the SMU campus!

I don’t know about you, but, I’m certain I’ll be back for more — and soon!

Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, The Dallas Opera

One Response to “A Night in Old Spain” at the Meadows Museum

Jennifer Schuder says: June 24, 2008 at 12:38 pm

If you have never been to the Meadows Museum, you must go. The collection is wonderful.

I really enjoyed the lecture by Barbara Benac. She did an amazing job of explaining the context of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in terms of the art of Spain during the same time period. I am hoping we can convince her to join us again for another chat closer to the opening of the opera…