Monthly Archives: August 2008

He Brought a Voice to an Instrument Fight

by tdo

Dr. Stephen Dubberly lecturing on Roberto Devereux at One Arts Plaza Dr. Stephen Dubberly promised not to sing for us at the beginning of his lecture on our upcoming production of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. About thirty-minutes in, he broke that promise. As the University of North Texas’ Music Director, Dr. Dubberly is very familiar with […]

Keeping Up Presidential Appearances

by Suzanne Calvin

I hope you caught this interesting analysis from Dallas Morning News Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell on his first impressions of General Director George Steel. I would, however, beg to differ with him on the JFK haircut thing. It’s really closer to RKF’s, if memory serves. And, in any event, if you’re going to compare […]

Pie-Eyed Preparations

by tdo

Chef Sharon Van Meter The beauty of our Milestone Cooking Class is that everybody walks away from it with new, universal knowledge. I say “universal” because — unlike the Ballroom Dancing lessons, the upcoming Italian lessons, or any of the other learning adventures we’re offering during this summer’s Figaro in Flip-Flops event series – cooking […]

Seattle: America's Opera Capital?

by tdoadmin

Don’t look at me — I just report what I read. On a per capita basis, it may actually be true that Seattle is KING. And, in terms of enthusiasm for the art form, Seattle certainly ranks high; however, I’m not sure you can make the case that Seattle Opera fans are bigger operaphiles than […]

Seattle: America’s Opera Capital?

by Suzanne Calvin

Don’t look at me — I just report what I read. On a per capita basis, it may actually be true that Seattle is KING. And, in terms of enthusiasm for the art form, Seattle certainly ranks high; however, I’m not sure you can make the case that Seattle Opera fans are bigger operaphiles than […]

On the Verge of Football…er…I mean, Opera Season Again!

by Suzanne Calvin

I just might have to get on the phone to the box office of FW Opera and get tickets for “Amahl” to see and hear for myself. I can’t think of a reason in the world why former Houston Oiler Lawrence Harris shouldn’t be a terrific opera singer, with natural talent, training and no-doubt superb […]

KERA's First Impressions

by tdoadmin

General Director George Steel and Dallas Opera Chairman Jay Marshall hosted a casually informative box lunch this week for members of the local media, principally music critics and arts writers.  Rather than share my own very favorable impressions, let me link you to the thoughts shared by Anne Bothwell, Director of KERA’s bold “Art and […]