Monthly Archives: July 2009

Quote of the Day

by Suzanne Calvin

It comes in today’s New York Times from former University of Colorado Fullback Keith Miller on getting off the sidelines and onto the opera stage:  “I was still a jock at the time,” he’s quoted as saying “and I thought, you can pick up chicks if you speak Italian.” One of the best reasons I’ve ever heard […]

That's Mozart Ringing in Your Ears!

by tdoadmin

The bells in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” are usually performed on a celeste in modern day performances.  But, just once, wouldn’t you like to hear it just as the master intended?  The “Sydney Morning Herald” has an intriguing article on one man’s successful quest for the true glockenspiel sound. Be absolutely certain you don’t miss […]

That’s Mozart Ringing in Your Ears!

by Suzanne Calvin

The bells in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” are usually performed on a celeste in modern day performances.  But, just once, wouldn’t you like to hear it just as the master intended?  The “Sydney Morning Herald” has an intriguing article on one man’s successful quest for the true glockenspiel sound. Be absolutely certain you don’t miss […]

Arlene and John Dayton: 2009 Legends, It's Official!

by tdoadmin

Company-wide congratulations to Dallas Opera Board members Arlene and John Dayton, who are being honored by The Dallas Contemporary for their outstanding lead roles in the creation of a brand-new international cultural landmark: The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.  The Daytons will be among a select group honored with the annual “Legends Award” designed to recognize […]

Arlene and John Dayton: 2009 Legends, It’s Official!

by Suzanne Calvin

Company-wide congratulations to Dallas Opera Board members Arlene and John Dayton, who are being honored by The Dallas Contemporary for their outstanding lead roles in the creation of a brand-new international cultural landmark: The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.  The Daytons will be among a select group honored with the annual “Legends Award” designed to recognize […]

Rod Gilfry a la Francaise

by Suzanne Calvin

(photo courtesy of Broadwayworld.com) Rod Gilfry as a romantic leading man: Check!  As a terrific choice to lead a national tour of an exciting revival of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical theater icon: Check! Check!  As a Frenchman:  Uh……..well, let me think about that a moment.  This is the Lincoln Center Theater production of SOUTH […]

When Going Out on the Town Becomes a Pain in the ….

by Suzanne Calvin

“The Stage,” a British publication devoted to…well, obviously…the theatre (with an ‘re’), has a rather interesting story of a marketing outfit that used focus groups to determine why London’s West End theaters are having such a hard time attracting and keeping audiences.  The essential reason is: pain.  It seems that tushes — both foreign and domestic […]

Where One Ends and the Other Begins; That is the Question

by Suzanne Calvin

(Image courtesy of ofletters.com) Mark Swed posted an interesting essay on the LA Times’ Culture Monster blog about the hand-wringing among some local bureaucrats over the mounting of a new Ring Cycle and an accompanying Wagner Festival scheduled to take center stage next spring in the City of Angels. Evidently, fearing that Angelenos might spontaneously shape-shift under Richard Wagner’s pernicious influence […]

A Whale of a Replacement

by Suzanne Calvin

Sometimes you luck out. Although no one was happy to see Dallas native Michael Yeargan withdraw from the production team for the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s MOBY-DICK (for personal reasons), we were exceptionally pleased to learn that a terrific talent was stepping into the breach: two-time Tony Award nominee Robert Brill.  Most recently, Brill […]