The Best and the Rest

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, we realize that every major sports franchise in the area, including college teams, has an important game this weekend -- and that an opera-company-to-be-named-later is presenting a new version of Wagner’s “Das Rheingold,” via the magic of HD technology, at a theater near you.

Yes, yes, we know that -- on top of all that -- it’s glorious weather for the State Fair of Texas.

But, hey…Wouldn’t you rather go opera-ing?

Turn on the DVR and meet us at Hamon Hall Sunday afternoon (October 10th) for the company’s 2010-2011 Season Preview Day, beginning at noon with Dr. Stephen Dubberly (doors open at 11:45 AM) working his anticipated magic, followed by an engaging salon discussion at 1:00 PM with Music Director Graeme Jenkins and stage director Stephen Lawless (“Anna Bolena” and “Don Giovanni”), moderated by SMU’s Dr. Kevin Salfen.

At 2:30, there will be a brief performance by Resident Young Artist Aaron Blake and at 3:00 -- it’s the Dallas Opera Guild’s “Opera Insights” program featuring Paulo Szot and members of the production team and cast of “Don Giovanni.”

See you there, I hope! 

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Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

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