Monthly Archives: September 2008

Hope to see you at the red windmill.

by James Hampton

Tonight’s free film at the Inwood Theater Living Room is the wonderfully “operatic” film Moulin Rouge.  This film is visually stunning and incorporates elements of 3 different operas into it’s plot.  Obviosly the story of a struggling writer falling in love with a sickly girl is reminiscent of La boheme — our 4th opera of […]

In This Best of All Possible, Possible, Possible, Etc.

by Suzanne Calvin

It appears that, just as a few seasons back, the whole world was celebrating Mozart’s 250th…this year the focus is on the late composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, who would have turned 90. We’re especially interested because our new general director, George Steel, was a protege of the Maestro and still wears one of his pocket squares […]

September Events

by Suzanne Calvin

We really hope you’re going to take advantage of the variety of free/nominal fee events we have planned for you this coming weekend and throughout next week.  The “Figaro in Flip-Flops” series of casual, pre-season events continues on Saturday with “Inside The Dallas Opera” at noon on WRR 101.1 FM when I pull up a […]

A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

by Suzanne Calvin

One of the funny things about blogs is: There are sites where everyone seems to register their opinions (admittedly, most of these are political in origin) and sites where it’s difficult to get anyone to belly up to the bar and sign their ‘X’ at all. One assumes, based on verbal comments: phone calls, emails […]

Woody at the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

After setting the bar low with numerous comments in recent days, Woody Allen evidently delivered beyond expectations in his West Coast operatic debut.   My only concern is the artistic license shown in his staging of the ending of Gianni Schicchi. Here he is, showing his fluency in traditional Italian hand gestures. Yet, the question remains: […]

George Steel, on a "High Note"

by tdoadmin

If you missed this week’s Dallas “Observer,” you missed a fascinating article by Jesse Hyde about The Dallas Opera’s new general director, George Steel.  You can avail yourself of his timely analysis right here. We’re glad to see that the “cultural conversation” Steel frequently alludes to, is already heating up! Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of […]