Daily Archives: December 9, 2009

Heggie at Cafe Madrid

by Suzanne Calvin

For a handful of select local media, it was a fascinating inside look at the process (and the ticking clock) that accompanies a world premiere. Renowned composer Jake Heggie — hard at work on orchestrations for “Moby-Dick,” which will have its world premiere at the Dallas Opera in late April — is back in Dallas and […]

Trouble Out West

by Suzanne Calvin

That pained expression on Placido’s face may be more fact than fiction these days.  There’s been a lot to admire about L.A. Opera in recent seasons, so, news of emergency — and I do mean EMERGENCY — financing came as a particular shock, despite the realization that performing arts groups across the country are suffering the effects […]