Monthly Archives: July 2008

"Two Men Enter, One Man Leaves!"

by tdoadmin

I adore cultural history.  Pass me a book on the “Illuminated History of Light Fixtures in Venezuela” and—I’m in!  So, suffice it to say, I perked right up when I saw that Fred Plotkin of “Opera News Online” has put together a superb feature story (just in time for Giacomo Puccini’s 150th birthday) examining the […]

“Two Men Enter, One Man Leaves!”

by Suzanne Calvin

I adore cultural history.  Pass me a book on the “Illuminated History of Light Fixtures in Venezuela” and—I’m in!  So, suffice it to say, I perked right up when I saw that Fred Plotkin of “Opera News Online” has put together a superb feature story (just in time for Giacomo Puccini’s 150th birthday) examining the […]

One Man's Eurotrash is Another Man's Treasure

by tdoadmin

In a newly published piece in the “Financial Times,” critic Martin Bernheimer tackles the ticklish subject of director-dominated-opera, a phenomena of post-WWII-productions that picked up enormous steam in the 1970s. The European term, he informs us, is “Regietheater” while Americans prefer the term “Eurotrash.” It’s the mindset that gave us outrages like Berlin’s recent “Abduction […]

One Man’s Eurotrash is Another Man’s Treasure

by Suzanne Calvin

In a newly published piece in the “Financial Times,” critic Martin Bernheimer tackles the ticklish subject of director-dominated-opera, a phenomena of post-WWII-productions that picked up enormous steam in the 1970s. The European term, he informs us, is “Regietheater” while Americans prefer the term “Eurotrash.” It’s the mindset that gave us outrages like Berlin’s recent “Abduction […]

Scratching your Jovanovich

by Suzanne Calvin

Occasionally, we like to check in on some of our favorite singers and find out what they’re up to, and there are few nicer guys in this business than 2007 Richard Tucker Award winner Brandon Jovanovich, who is performing the role of the hapless Don Jose at Glyndebourne this summer before jetting off to L.A. […]

Dubberly and Jorg – A very good combination

by Jennifer Schuder

It was a bit soggy on the way to Jorg’s Cafe Vienna on Tuesday evening as everyone gathered for what was called “A Lecture and a Schnitzel.” But you would not have known it once you got inside Jorg’s in downtown Plano. Everyone had an Austrian beer in front of them and the conversation filled […]

We Could Have Danced All Night!

by Suzanne Calvin

David and Tami Conner Imagine being transported to the late 19th century Vienna, a place where art, music, and dance reached into every Austrian home. Gustav Klimt envisioned his stunning work, The Kiss. Anton Bruckner and Johannes Brahms composed breathtaking masterpieces to be heard for years to come. And an elegance and beauty proudly presented […]

July – Inside The Dallas Opera

by Jennifer Schuder

Newest podcast on TDO site. Host of Inside The Dallas Opera, Suzanne Calvin, interviews Candace Evans 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 DIE FLEDERMAUS in July . Candace Evans is the choreographer for DIE FLEDERMAUS. […]

A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889

by Suzanne Calvin

Thanks to everyone who took the time to come out to Barnes & Noble Prestonwood Center for the second installment of our budding book club. The inspiration, this time, was “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss II and the book we chose to focus upon is a very narrow window into a fascinating place and time. […]