Monthly Archives: January 2011

Howdy, 3D HD!

by Suzanne Calvin

Well, you knew it was coming, right?  English National Opera’s “Lucrezia Borgia” is going to be broadcast in THREE DIMENSIONAL HD.  So, does this mean we’ll be seeking a return to the zaftig opera stars of yesteryear?  For 3Ds’ sake? Does this prospect excite you or not?  More details from The Stage. And while we’re […]

The Spring Countdown Begins

by Suzanne Calvin

Here at the Dallas Opera we’re girding ourselves (okay, I just wanted an excuse to write “girding”) for the second half of the “Dangerous Desires” Season, kicking off February 11th with Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet” starring Charles Castronovo and Lyubov Petrova in the title roles.   Crewmantle of COMMANDOpera sounds jazzed already.  Check it out […]

Best in a Lifetime!

by Suzanne Calvin

Wow. We not only made Mark-Brian Sonna’s Top Ten List for the year just ended, we redefined the role of Don Giovanni for a generation, presented “our new Pavarotti” in two outstanding works and gave this critic one of the most memorable theatrical experiences of his entire life!  Given what a critic experiences year-in and year-out, that’s quite […]

Finding Just the Right Words

by Suzanne Calvin

Check out this very interesting article from “The New York Times” Anthony Tommasini about the delicate and demanding art of translating an opera libretto from its original language into English. I have enormous respect for anyone who can grasp the nuances, the rhythms and the feelings and recreate them in another language altogether — while […]

Astute Observation from "The Observer"

by tdoadmin

Aside from the obvious reasons for enjoying (and agreeing with) Elaine Liner’s assessment for “The Observer” (Dallas), I appreciated that she took note of a fact often lost in the shuffle of discussions about opera: It’s not just great music — It’s fabulous THEATER and “Moby-Dick” truly deserved to be honored as the “Best Theatrical Production” of the […]