Monthly Archives: November 2008

Suzanna Guzman Enchants Kids in West Dallas

by Suzanne Calvin

Latina mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman grew up without opera in East Los Angeles.  She doesn’t want other children to have to say the same and–to that end–she has taken her one-woman show, “Don’t Be Afraid: It’s Just Opera!” to around 200,000 school age children throughout the United States. Suzanna, who portrays a delightful Marcellina in our […]

Barihunks Strikes Again!

by Suzanne Calvin

We’re incredibly pleased to be providing so much “grist for the mill” over at Barihunks this season. But, I ask you, who wouldn’t enjoy the sight of these polished…uh…performances. Not to mention these chiseled and defined…young talents. Yes, my friends, there are definite perks to this job. Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, The Dallas […]

Another Compelling Figaro Video

by Suzanne Calvin

Photo credits: Courtney Perry I’m certain you caught Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell’s fine feature on the young leads of “The Marriage of Figaro” in The Dallas Morning News, but if you missed Melanie Burford’s poignant video interview, you’ll want to take a couple of minutes to savor it here. I cannot tell you how […]

Letter to the Editor

by Suzanne Calvin

The headline on this letter to the editor of The Dallas Morning News reminded me of a story my older sister tells about the first time she saw “The Marriage of Figaro” and was so disappointed not to hear “Largo al factotum” better known as “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!” Many thanks to Preston in Weatherford! Suzanne […]

The Critics Speak: "The Marriage of Figaro"

by tdoadmin

Photo credits: Karen Almond Well, even as the stellar cast of characters finds peace and harmony at the end of their “mad” day, so we seem to be blissfully aligned with the opinions of our major music critics. Scott Cantrell of The Dallas Morning News calls our ongoing production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” […]

The Critics Speak: “The Marriage of Figaro”

by Suzanne Calvin

Photo credits: Karen Almond Well, even as the stellar cast of characters finds peace and harmony at the end of their “mad” day, so we seem to be blissfully aligned with the opinions of our major music critics. Scott Cantrell of The Dallas Morning News calls our ongoing production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” […]

The Figaro 4 – An interview with the Cast of The Marriage of Figaro

by tdo

Allow me to interject a little background.  What you see before you is a casual (and somewhat tongue-in-cheek) conversation at the end of a long afternoon of serious interviews by members of the local news media. Although these cast members are fully capable of discussing the nuances of Mozart’s musical genius–in addition to interacting particle […]