Monthly Archives: July 2008

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 christian.anderson

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. […]

Supertitles versus Translations: The Battle Continues

by Suzanne Calvin

Okay, enough lazing by the swimming pool, it’s time to stir the proverbial pot. New York Times Classical Music Critic Anthony Tommasini is reviving the Supertitle debate, once again, and I would be curious to know how our audiences feel about them — particularly as we stand on the brink of a new era in […]

“Basically Beethoven” is Back

by Suzanne Calvin

…at the Dallas Arboretum, courtesy of the Fine Arts Chamber Players led by Artistic Director Rogene Russell, principal oboist for The Dallas Opera Orchestra. However, there are some changes this year, so, check out the article below before you go: Click, then scroll down for the information If I may make a suggestion: Hie thee […]

Pavarotti Kith and Kin

by Suzanne Calvin

Reported in “The New York Times:” Apparently a settlement has been reached between the second wife of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti and the daughters from his first marriage. Italian media reports indicated the three girls were shut out of a $15 million dollar trust fund, according to the terms of Pavarotti’s Last Will and Testament. […]