Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Countdown has Begun

by Suzanne Calvin

(Photo courtesy of Foster + Partners) We are less than a hundred days away from the opening of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and WFAA’s “Good Morning Texas” host (and one of our favorite media fellows) Gary Cogill, recently accompanied Dallas Opera Board Member Donald Winspear on a hard hat tour of the […]

British Camillias for Renee

by Suzanne Calvin

Sold-out performances and sterling reviews.  Looks like Renee has conquered another role, this time, Dumas’ infamous “Lady of the Camilias” that she first took on a few seasons back in Houston and at the Met.  Tony Tommasini, reporting from London on the Royal Opera production, finds it an “impressive company achievement.” (photo by Catherine Ashmore, courtesy of […]

"A Cramp–My, er, Foot!"

by tdoadmin

What a trooper. During the Royal Opera’s first performance of a revival of “The Barber of Seville,” American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato (singing the role of Rosina) slipped during a scene change towards the end of Act One and broke her leg!  According to this report in “The Guardian” (UK), thinking that she’d merely sprained her […]

“A Cramp–My, er, Foot!”

by Suzanne Calvin

What a trooper. During the Royal Opera’s first performance of a revival of “The Barber of Seville,” American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato (singing the role of Rosina) slipped during a scene change towards the end of Act One and broke her leg!  According to this report in “The Guardian” (UK), thinking that she’d merely sprained her […]