Daily Archives: November 11, 2010

About Denyce Graves

by Suzanne Calvin

As some of you may have read, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves suffered an early pregnancy miscarriage during last Saturday’s performance of “Anna Bolena” in the Winspear Opera House. Nevertheless, this amazing woman decided to finish the performance – following medical consultations backstage. Here are the thoughts of Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny: “I […]

Levine’s Stomach Bug

by Suzanne Calvin

In the midst of a live satellite radio broadcast of “Don Pasquale” from New York’s Metropolitan Opera last night, it was announced that conductor James Levine was “unable to continue” and would be replaced for the remainder of the performance by assistant conductor Joseph Colenari. After undergoing back surgery in 2009, the 67-year-old Levine returned, […]