Daily Archives: October 27, 2009

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, […]

The Total Package

by Suzanne Calvin

A fun piece from Pegasus News’ Teresa Gubbins on her experience at Friday night’s opening performance. Additionally, there was this comment on the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram” about being at the right place at the right time…just about all night long: “Laura Bush was there last night … I walked into the building with Roger Staubach […]

The Engine That Could

by Suzanne Calvin

An interesting review of “Otello” in the “Financial Times” of London.  Classical Music Critic George Loomis writes about both the new house and the performance and observes that the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House could prove to be an “engine of growth” for this company. I’d love to get your thoughts and comments on […]