Monthly Archives: January 2010

From Page to Stage: The Operatic Journey of "Moby-Dick"

by tdoadmin

Alright, you landlubbers!  Get ready for adventure — in collaboration with the Texas Book Festival and the Meadows School of the Arts, Division of Music.  Here’s the gist of it from KERA reporter/producer Jerome Weeks (who will be making a significant contribution to this two-day program, thank you very much), as written up in today’s “Art […]

From Page to Stage: The Operatic Journey of “Moby-Dick”

by Suzanne Calvin

Alright, you landlubbers!  Get ready for adventure — in collaboration with the Texas Book Festival and the Meadows School of the Arts, Division of Music.  Here’s the gist of it from KERA reporter/producer Jerome Weeks (who will be making a significant contribution to this two-day program, thank you very much), as written up in today’s “Art […]

The Other Half of the Equation

by Suzanne Calvin

The news from Berlin’s Deutsche Oper is Schwarz…very Schwarz. Actually, on the face of things, it sounds like a “can’t miss” partnership with Music Director Donald Runnicles.  Time will tell but we certainly wish them the best of luck in their artistic endeavors. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR, The Dallas Opera

On the Other Hand…

by Suzanne Calvin

Not everybody can remain youthful and nubile…full of nubilosity and nubility… Anyway… Many great, great singers are “women of a certain age” and that has stirred a hornet’s nest in Rome where 52-year-old Italian soprano Daniela Dessi walked off a production of “La traviata” after noted stage director (and Dallas Opera alum) Franco Zeffirelli supposedly […]

No "Park and Bark" Allowed

by tdoadmin

It’s an altogether different era in opera: Buff bodies, sprinting singers, fine actors and actresses adorning the world’s greatest stages and bringing opera to life as never before.  Two of the best of the current crop have acquired a real fan base here in Dallas: sopranos Susanna Phillips (our long-suffering Countess Almaviva in “The Marriage […]

No “Park and Bark” Allowed

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s an altogether different era in opera: Buff bodies, sprinting singers, fine actors and actresses adorning the world’s greatest stages and bringing opera to life as never before.  Two of the best of the current crop have acquired a real fan base here in Dallas: sopranos Susanna Phillips (our long-suffering Countess Almaviva in “The Marriage […]

Man About NY Town

by Suzanne Calvin

A familiar face still hanging around those rooftop garrets.  Photographer Dario Acosta’s take on tenor James Valenti (better known to Dallas Opera lovers as the mesmerizing poet Rodolfo in our popular 2009 revival of “La boheme.”  Smashing!  And he sings like a dream, too. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Dir. Media & PR  

Tom Jaekels, Rest in Peace

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera Costume Shop Manager Janet Powell was the first to bring us the heart-rending news:   “It is with great sadness that I must report that we lost one of our own over the holidays. Tom Jaekels, our talented lead cutter and master wit, died Christmas day at Baylor Hospital. He had courageously battled multiple […]