Monthly Archives: June 2008

Cafe Society: Madrid Style!

by Suzanne Calvin

Wow. Did I say that loudly enough? Okay, then. WOW. Our latest casual pre-season event for “Figaro in Flip-Flops,” presented by One Arts Plaza, was a knock-out Spanish Wines and Tapas Tasting at Cafe Madrid in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District. It really struck me as the perfect way to spend a hot Sunday afternoon, […]

“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 […]

June 2008 – Inside The Dallas Opera

by christian.anderson

Newest podcast on TDO site. Host of Inside The Dallas Opera, Suzanne Calvin, interviews Barbara Benac and previews The summer event series of The Dallas Opera presented by One Arts Plaza – Figaro in Flip-Flops. The events series focuses on the opera THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO in June. Barbara Benec is a docent for the […]

Crossing Da Ponte

by Suzanne Calvin

This afternoon marked the first thrilling installment of “Suzanne’s Book Club,” brought to you courtesy of Barnes & Noble Booksellers Prestonwood Center (5301 Beltline, Dallas) and we had a wonderful, attentive and enthusiastic crowd of opera lovers who had gathered to discuss this month’s selection: “The Librettist of Venice: The Remarkable Life of Lorenzo Da […]