Monthly Archives: September 2010

Coming to a Square Near You

by Suzanne Calvin

The only thing that might be as much fun as dressing up for opening night of the Dallas Opera season is NOT dressing up and enjoying the very same opera (Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”)–for free–under the stars. That’s the motivation behind the Dallas Opera’s very first simulcast slated for opening night (Friday, October 22) in the […]

Three Men on a Commission

by Suzanne Calvin

For those of you who couldn’t get enough of last spring’s world premiere production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s MOBY-DICK, the duo have been commissioned again (their first collaboration since M-D) to create a new song cycle to be unveiled by renowned baritone Nathan Gunn in a one-time-only performance at the Dallas Opera’s 2011 Gala […]

Grace Under Pressure

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s been a favorite story from Cinderella to Busby Berkeley’s Depression-Era cinematic classics: the understudy who goes on at the last minute and comes back a star. Only in this case, Ailyn Perez was the SECOND understudy who went on in the SECOND act — and already a bonafide star. So, let’s just say the dramatic events […]

Many Are Called and Many Will Be Chosen

by Suzanne Calvin

Is your body temperature between 97 and 100 degrees Farenheit? Do you have a detectable pulse? Do you own a watch and have a penchant for showing up on time? Do you enjoy playing “dress-up”? Can you fake emotions for anyone other than your in-laws at Christmastime? If you answered “yes” to all of these compelling questions, […]

Opera "Q" and A

by tdoadmin

Honestly, a marriage of opera and science fiction couldn’t be more natural so…this head-snapping notice immediately caught my eye. It seems that actor/director John de Lancie (best known to sci-fi aficionados as the character “Q” in Star-Trek “The Next Generation”) is headed to Texas to conduct a bonafide master class on acting in opera. The man has […]

Opera “Q” and A

by Suzanne Calvin

Honestly, a marriage of opera and science fiction couldn’t be more natural so…this head-snapping notice immediately caught my eye. It seems that actor/director John de Lancie (best known to sci-fi aficionados as the character “Q” in Star-Trek “The Next Generation”) is headed to Texas to conduct a bonafide master class on acting in opera. The man has […]