Monthly Archives: November 2008

Up Close and Personal

by Suzanne Calvin

You will be seeing portions of our discussion with the exciting young stars of “The Marriage of Figaro:” sopranos Lyubov Petrova and Susanna Phillips, bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and baritone Michael Todd Simpson.  Here’s a lovely short video put together by videographer Melanie Burford at The Dallas Morning News — It’s well worth a look. Suzanne […]

D's Musings about George and The Dallas Opera

by tdoadmin

Be sure to check out Peter Simek’s piece in D magazine on General Director George Steel and the future trajectory of The Dallas Opera. (Photo by Sean McCormick for D) Although a fair amount of the article deals with Simek’s experiences in the opera house–both here and abroad–as well as George Steel’s gradual conversion from […]

D’s Musings about George and The Dallas Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

Be sure to check out Peter Simek’s piece in D magazine on General Director George Steel and the future trajectory of The Dallas Opera. (Photo by Sean McCormick for D) Although a fair amount of the article deals with Simek’s experiences in the opera house–both here and abroad–as well as George Steel’s gradual conversion from […]

An Ill-Wind Blowing from Santa Ana

by Suzanne Calvin

Sad report today from Tim Mangan in “The Orange Country Register” that Opera Pacific–due to stage the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath this coming January–is officially kaput and not likely to be revived.  Opera company officials blame the nation’s economic downtown.  Here’s more on the story. Let’s hope, now that […]

Our "Mad Men" Moment

by tdoadmin

Move over, Don Draper! The Dallas Opera marketing team is enjoying our 15 minutes or so of notoriety accorded to a lucky few.  Citing “one of the best and most original ad campaigns of the year,” The Dallas Opera has evidently earned the unofficial  “Barihunk” Seal of Approval with our so-bad-they’re-good season mascots.  The most […]

Our “Mad Men” Moment

by Suzanne Calvin

Move over, Don Draper! The Dallas Opera marketing team is enjoying our 15 minutes or so of notoriety accorded to a lucky few.  Citing “one of the best and most original ad campaigns of the year,” The Dallas Opera has evidently earned the unofficial  “Barihunk” Seal of Approval with our so-bad-they’re-good season mascots.  The most […]