Monthly Archives: October 2010

Nothing Whatsoever Against the Rangers

by Suzanne Calvin

…In fact, we’re thrilled that after all these years the home team is headed to the World Series! However, there were other thrills here in the Metroplex last Friday night, as the Dallas Opera presented its very first free public simulcast, coinciding with opening night of the season.  Here’s the lowdown from George Abbott of […]

The Critics Speak, Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

We will, of course, talk more about the amazing simulcast on Friday night, but for those of you pondering whether to dash to this afternoon’s matinee of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” I thought I should start getting the reviews up on the site. Here’s what Wayne Gay of D magazine’s “FrontRow” blog had to say about […]

What are You Doing Reading This?

by Suzanne Calvin

When you could be getting ready to come down to Annette Strauss Square (between the Meyerson and the Winspear Opera House) at the AT&T Performing Arts Center for this evening’s FREE, LIVE SIMULCAST of Paulo Szot and company in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”? Doors open at 5:00, bring your own blanket if you haven’t reserved a […]

More Opera Alfresco

by Suzanne Calvin

The well-received world premiere of “Il Postino” has prompted LA Opera to bring the postman, if not to your door, close enough. The company has announced plans to present two pre-taped outdoor screenings of the new work to audiences in Downtown L.A. and Costa Mesa. There are only about 300 seats left for the remaining […]

The Multifaceted Mr. Pascoe

by Suzanne Calvin

I haven’t seen British Director/designer John Pascoe (upper right in the photo) move at anything less than warpspeed for the past week. Fortunately, he did have the chance recently to slow down and reflect on the meaning of “Don Giovanni” and the measure of this ensemble — with Theater Jones music critic and features producer Gregory Sullivan Isaacs. […]

Dallas Opera Gave Her the Slip

by Suzanne Calvin

- and a few days behind the scenes in our production of “Don Giovanni.” Check out this rather lovely slice of an abbreviated life in the theater by D magazine intern Valeria Turturro on the FrontRow blog. I hope she gets to come back and try it again…someday.  (Photo by Miss Turturro) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

Picture Worth a Thousand Woooos

by Suzanne Calvin

From “The Observer,” with a tell-all photo of Paulo Szot as Don Giovanni and Georgia Jarman as Donna Elvira — by our own uber-talented production photographer Karen Almond. I certainly hope you’re planning to be here on opening night of the season this Friday, either in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House or enjoying […]

Our One-of-a-Kind Guy

by Suzanne Calvin

A glowing first report card from Adam Wasserman, the online editor for “Opera News.” The topic of his featured interview? Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny. Simply reading this piece will raise your overall confidence in the current direction and future of the company. By the way, have you purchased your season subscription yet?  Just askin’. Suzanne Calvin, […]