Monthly Archives: November 2010

Resident Artist – “The Show Must Go On”

by Aaron Blake

I am currently flying on an American Airlines Jet somewhere between New York’s La Guardia Airport and DFW.  All I can say is:  ‘how cool is it that we are able to send and receive emails, surf the net, log on to our netflix accounts and write blog entries all from 30,000 plus feet above […]

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 tdoadmin

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, […]

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, […]

Things Go Better With Kern

by Suzanne Calvin

Doctor Kern, that is! Kern and Marnie Wildenthal were honored Friday with a tasty tribute and well-deserved award at the “Spirit of Generations 2010″ luncheon sponsored by The Senior Source.  The Chairman of the Dallas Opera and his lifelong partner in philanthropy were honored by a stellar crowd that included Margaret Crow, Ross Perot and (via video) world-renowned bass […]

Graeme and Alexander

by Suzanne Calvin

No, it’s not an Ingmar Bergman film. Music Director Graeme Jenkins and Chorus Master Alexander Rom will be engaging in community outreach outside their usual environment both this week and next, between performances of “Anna Bolena.” The Dallas Museum of Art’s “State of the Arts” series continues on Thursday evening (November 11th) at 7:30 PM in Horchow […]

Stephen's Moment to Shine

by tdoadmin

The reviews continue to trickle in for our current productions, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” ending on Sunday and Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena,” which runs through November 14th. Mark-Brian Sonna praises a host of “jaw-dropping and amazing vocal performances” but adds that one is in a class by itself. Get your tickets before they’re gone! Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Media […]

Stephen’s Moment to Shine

by Suzanne Calvin

The reviews continue to trickle in for our current productions, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” ending on Sunday and Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena,” which runs through November 14th. Mark-Brian Sonna praises a host of “jaw-dropping and amazing vocal performances” but adds that one is in a class by itself. Get your tickets before they’re gone! Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Media […]

The Critics Speak, Post-Script

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Examiner’s Marilee Vergati loved our new production of “Anna Bolena” (“Anne Boleyn”) and says the buzz at intermission was chiefly about Dallas favorite Stephen Costello and newcomer Elena Belfiore. Read more here — and then backtrack to “The Critics Speak, Part One” for any reviews you might have missed. “Don Giovanni” ends with a final matinee […]