Monthly Archives: October 2009

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 […]

The Reviews are IN! Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

I’m dashing through these as quickly as possible and I hope you’ll feel free to add your comments and thoughts on this amazing opening weekend.  Here’s the word from Bloomberg News’ Jeremy Girard, who found himself especially moved by the last act and its “emotional punch.” Longtime local classical music writer and critic, Olin Chism, on […]

The Reviews are IN! Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, it was one heck of a performance on Friday night and an atmosphere that was positively electric!  However, I won’t tarry: Let’s see what the critics had to say before jumping into the fray with our own opinions on The Dallas Opera’s opening weekend at the Winspear. There’s no particular order to this thing…we’ll […]

It's Curtains!

by tdoadmin

Just had an email from the DMA’s intrepid PR Director Jill Bernstein about a free event in partnership with SMU which allows art, music and architecture lovers to hear from Argentinian artist Guillermo Kuitca — in person — about his scene-stealing design of the new curtain in the Winspear Opera House. I’ve pasted the information […]