Monthly Archives: December 2010

Light Posting Alert

by Suzanne Calvin

  Although I doubt you’re going to be tremendously surprised, I need to let you know that posting will be light during the latter half of December. The Dallas Opera offices will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s and prior to that, I’m enjoying a too-rare family vacation with my outgoing son (moving to […]

More Than a Stocking Stuffer

by Suzanne Calvin

This essay is a REAL gift from General Director and CEO Keith Cerny to anybody wondering whether there’s a serious, practical, ambitious-yet-achievable vision for the Dallas Opera. From “Theater Jones” to you….Enjoy! (Photos courtesy of Karen Almond) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Of Bookclubs and Bootleggers

by Suzanne Calvin

Okay, what does the Dallas Opera’s “Romeo and Juliet” Bookclub (which just got underway, so, feel free to join us for the next installment) have in common with Hollywood, Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy? The answer is: Bookclub Moderator Matt Bondurant, the author of the novel “The Wettest County in the World.” Here’s more from […]

Costello at the Kennedy Center

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera favorite Stephen Costello will take centerstage at the Kennedy Center tomorrow night with soprano Elizabeth Futral in a joint recital presented by The Vocal Arts Society. Dallas Opera donors and subscribers enjoyed much of it first, as you’ll see when you check out the musical selections for the evening. However, one big difference […]

The Golden Girl is Back

by Suzanne Calvin

A fascinating look at the Metropolitan Opera’s revival of Giacomo Puccini’s “Fanciulla del West” (The Girl of the Golden West) and it’s far-reaching impact on American opera. Yes, we’re mentioned too in this “New York Times” article…keep scrolling.  (Photo courtesy of huffingtonpost.com) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Aria Ready for China?

by Suzanne Calvin

With 60 million Chinese children studying the violin, another 40 million playing piano, Chinese ties to Western Classical Music have grown exponentially in recent decades (simply following the results of the Cliburn Competition is enough to make that clear) but now something else is happening in Beijing. It seems that Western-style opera is beginning to take […]