Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Reviews are IN! Part Four

by Suzanne Calvin

“With a successful new Otello,” writes ConcertoNet’s Paul Wooley, “a new house, and a new fervor from the city’s residents, Dallas Opera has without question joined the ranks of the elite houses in the country.” Read the rest of his very detailed review of the opening night performance here.  We also got our first taste […]

Eye of the Beholder

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera has had the joy of working with an outstanding production photographer for the last several years, Karen Almond, who brings imagination and genuine artistry to every task.  Luckily for us, someone outside the company has noticed. Jerome Weeks of KERA’s “Art & Seek” seems to be vying with me for the unpaid, unofficial job […]

The Reviews are IN! Part Three

by Suzanne Calvin

We have a two-fer from journalism’s peripatetic gentleman, Willard Spiegelman.  First, this man-on-the-scene take for D magazine’s Frontburner Blog.  Followed by a detailed analysis for the Wall Street Journal of the Dallas Arts District and the quest for pedestrian life in that quadrant of Downtown Dallas, as well as the features of these opulent new additions. Elsewhere in the […]

Keeping up with the(ater) Jones's

by tdoadmin

The new performing arts site, “Theater Jones” (Yes, a tribute to the late, great Margo Jones) is carrying Wayne Gay’s review of “Otello” (Yes, that Wayne Gay, formerly of the Star-Telegram) in which he raves about the new Winspear Opera House and the performers, while managing a shout-out to those who prefer to experience performances at home: […]

Keeping up with the(ater) Jones’s

by Suzanne Calvin

The new performing arts site, “Theater Jones” (Yes, a tribute to the late, great Margo Jones) is carrying Wayne Gay’s review of “Otello” (Yes, that Wayne Gay, formerly of the Star-Telegram) in which he raves about the new Winspear Opera House and the performers, while managing a shout-out to those who prefer to experience performances at home: […]

The First Lady and the "Lady of the House"

by tdoadmin

I hope you caught Alan Peppard’s column  in the “Dallas Morning News” on the inaugural performance of the season at the Winspear Opera House (attended from start to finish by former First Lady Laura Bush, the honorary chair of OVATION!).  One thing’s for sure: There’s only one Margot Winspear, and what a pleasure to see her there! […]

The First Lady and the “Lady of the House”

by Suzanne Calvin

I hope you caught Alan Peppard’s column  in the “Dallas Morning News” on the inaugural performance of the season at the Winspear Opera House (attended from start to finish by former First Lady Laura Bush, the honorary chair of OVATION!).  One thing’s for sure: There’s only one Margot Winspear, and what a pleasure to see her there! […]

What a Week for Kern Wildenthal!

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera President, Dr. Kern Wildenthal, has been honored — along with his brother Hobson — with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Sul Ross State University in Alpine.  Both are scheduled to receive the prestigious award during homecoming ceremonies on November 7th. On the heels of that welcome news, we read in Robert Miller’s column in “The Dallas […]

No Loss for Words

by Suzanne Calvin

Renowned British stage Director Tim Albery looking better-rested than I’ve ever seen him. With good reason, according to this conversation between Albery and Peter Simek of the local arts scene blog “Renegade Bus.” And then there’s Peter’s review, which might indicate a teeny bit too much time spent in esoteric graduate literature courses.  It begins, […]