Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Voice from the Pit

by Suzanne Calvin

Maestro Marco Zambelli, in his Dallas Opera debut, has made a strong first impression on patrons and critics alike.  And the buzz has grown louder with each performance. Note the intriguing follow-up interview with Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones.” Let’s try this again…Note the intriguing follow-up interview, etc. (Image of Mr. Zambelli courtesy of Opera […]

Season Finale a Hot Ticket – Nationwide

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera’s 2011 Season Finale, Mussorgsky’s epic of Medieval Russia, “Boris Godunov” has made the very short list of MUST-SEES from “The Huffington Post.” Others on the list include “Nixon in China” at the Met.  Get your tickets for “Boris” now and skip the last minute crush, the hotels, the transporation, etc. Suzanne Calvin, […]

"Another Opening, Another Show!"

by tdoadmin

Actually, the Opening Night of an opera season isn’t like any other and that’s rarely been more obvious than at this season’s opening of “Don Giovanni.”  The stellar (and slightly damp) evening included the Dallas Opera’s first free public simulcast in Annette Strauss Square, as well as the red-carpet glamour.  In case you missed it, here’s a […]

“Another Opening, Another Show!”

by Suzanne Calvin

Actually, the Opening Night of an opera season isn’t like any other and that’s rarely been more obvious than at this season’s opening of “Don Giovanni.”  The stellar (and slightly damp) evening included the Dallas Opera’s first free public simulcast in Annette Strauss Square, as well as the red-carpet glamour.  In case you missed it, here’s a […]

The Other Oh-So-Fabulous Juliet

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera favorite Ava Pine returns to our stage, starting tomorrow, for the title role of Juliet in our four School Performances of Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet” onstage in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Thousands of students attend these abridged mainstage productions (Yes, we cut the steamy stuff) and Ava is paired with our […]

Kahn!

by Suzanne Calvin

Sounds like a climactic William Shatner line from “Star Trek: The Wrath of You-Know-Who.” In any event, stage director Michael Kahn, who serves as artistic director of Washington, D.C.’s renowned Shakespeare Theatre Company, is catching the attention of the media during his Dallas sojourn. Here’s the latest from Jane Horwitz of  “The Washington Post” as […]

The Critics Speak, Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

(Photo by production photographer Karen Almond) More proof that we’re not in bed with the critics. Yes, romantics everywhere, the jury is in…or at least, dribbling in, one by one.  The critics have spoken on the Dallas Opera’s production of “Romeo & Juliet” with Charles Castronovo, Lyubov Petrova, Robert Lloyd and Joshua Hopkins and the […]