Daily Archives: August 28, 2008

"Smile, when you call me that."

by tdoadmin

I have to say, we got a huge laugh yesterday out of “New York” magazine’s short-but-sweet take on The Dallas Opera luring our new general director, “lovable” George Steel, away from Gotham City. “Damn you, Texas” it reads, with stereotypical cowpoke graphics (Where is Randolph Scott when we need him?). KERA’s Jerome Weeks, principal arts […]

“Smile, when you call me that.”

by Suzanne Calvin

I have to say, we got a huge laugh yesterday out of “New York” magazine’s short-but-sweet take on The Dallas Opera luring our new general director, “lovable” George Steel, away from Gotham City. “Damn you, Texas” it reads, with stereotypical cowpoke graphics (Where is Randolph Scott when we need him?). KERA’s Jerome Weeks, principal arts […]

You say "potato," I say "pomme de terre"

by tdoadmin

What a “Prima Donna”…or not, as the case may be. Evidently singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, composing the opera, “Prima Donna” for New York’s Metropolitan Opera, has gotten crosswise with the management over language. We don’t mean the language in the contract, we mean the language the singers will use in this new opera.  Wainwright wants French […]

You say “potato,” I say “pomme de terre”

by Suzanne Calvin

What a “Prima Donna”…or not, as the case may be. Evidently singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, composing the opera, “Prima Donna” for New York’s Metropolitan Opera, has gotten crosswise with the management over language. We don’t mean the language in the contract, we mean the language the singers will use in this new opera.  Wainwright wants French […]

A Tale of Two Festivals

by Suzanne Calvin

I have heard next to nothing about Edinburgh this year.  Here’s a link to Norman Lebrecht’s take on two festivals at a critical point in their histories, Edinburgh and Salzburg.  Lebrecht contends that the Scottish festival, once a real contender, is rapidly becoming irrelevant while Salzburg continues to reinvent itself for fresh, young audiences. It […]