Monthly Archives: November 2009

Graeme in Wunderbarland

by Suzanne Calvin

…or something very close to it.  Dallas Opera Music Director Graeme Jenkins sent word from Munich, where he is currently conducting Humperdinck’s “Hansel und Gretel” for the Bavarian State Opera. Our intrepid Maestro reports that he’s “having lots of fun” with the orchestra and, frankly, who wouldn’t leap at the chance to spend this time of year in beautiful Bavaria? Suzanne […]

The OVATION! Finale

by Suzanne Calvin

The events that comprised OVATION!, the Dallas Opera’s celebrations marking the opening of the inaugural season in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, continue to garner glittering reviews from both participants and members of the social media.  Jeanne Prejean of D magazine’s “Sweet Charity” blog ran oodles of photos, too, from the fabulous OnStage […]

OVATION!: The Other Sold-Out Performance

by Suzanne Calvin

          I have nothing against Emmy winner Deborah Norville…but, it seems to me, Bob Miller buried the lead in today’s column in “The Dallas Morning News.” The good news is, although tonight’s performance of OTELLO, Verdi’s powerful rendition of the tale popularized (or, immortalized) by William Shakespeare is, essentially, sold-out…there are […]