Monthly Archives: March 2009

Jake Heggie Speaks Out

by Suzanne Calvin

Composer Jake Heggie’s recent box lunch briefing on “Moby-Dick” has generated another story.  This one is particularly worth checking out because KERA’s Jerome Weeks has given us the opportunity to hear about the process of creating a new opera from a classic 19th century novel in the composer’s own words. And, no, it won’t look […]

Long Faces and Major Challenges in Arts Journalism

by Suzanne Calvin

“Advertising Age” has estimated that one newspaper job in four has vanished in the past two decades but, for the arts, the loss of both journalists and genuine arts coverage (sorry, Britney doesn’t count) has been significantly more pronounced since 2005.  Veteran California-based journalist Tom Jacobs has a sweeping analysis of the present situation, including […]

Leaving the "old digs" triumphantly…

by tdoadmin

…in the words of Pegasus News Critic Mark-Brian Sonna of MBS Productions. Whether you consider it the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end, this production rated one of the most glowing reviews of the season.  Check out his thoughts on our grand finale, “The Italian Girl in Algiers” and more! Suzanne […]

Leaving the “old digs” triumphantly…

by Suzanne Calvin

…in the words of Pegasus News Critic Mark-Brian Sonna of MBS Productions. Whether you consider it the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end, this production rated one of the most glowing reviews of the season.  Check out his thoughts on our grand finale, “The Italian Girl in Algiers” and more! Suzanne […]

Placido – and The Met's – Big Night

by tdoadmin

Twenty-nine soloists and chorus members performing arias from 23 operas — and not a single speech, according to the “New York Times” at the 125th Anniversary Gala of the Metropolitan Opera on Sunday night.  The event also marked the 40th anniversary of the indomitable Placido Domingo’s Metropolitan Opera debut (Yes, he performed) several years after […]

Placido – and The Met’s – Big Night

by Suzanne Calvin

Twenty-nine soloists and chorus members performing arias from 23 operas — and not a single speech, according to the “New York Times” at the 125th Anniversary Gala of the Metropolitan Opera on Sunday night.  The event also marked the 40th anniversary of the indomitable Placido Domingo’s Metropolitan Opera debut (Yes, he performed) several years after […]

"A glorious and fond farewell"

by tdoadmin

A rave review you might have missed from award-winning arts writer Terry Mathews at the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.”  Everything in this wild Rossini comedy hit the right note!  And the ticket deals for “The Italian Girl in Algiers” are worth a special rave, as well!  Photo by Karen Almond. Time is running out!….. Suzanne Calvin, […]

“A glorious and fond farewell”

by Suzanne Calvin

A rave review you might have missed from award-winning arts writer Terry Mathews at the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.”  Everything in this wild Rossini comedy hit the right note!  And the ticket deals for “The Italian Girl in Algiers” are worth a special rave, as well!  Photo by Karen Almond. Time is running out!….. Suzanne Calvin, […]