Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Major Appointment

by tdoadmin

The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of John Toia (pronounced: TOY-yuh) as Director of Production for the Dallas Opera. This appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Toia, a native of Detroit, Michigan, came to the Dallas Opera in August of 2009 to assume the newly created post of Associate Director of Production. As […]

By Any Other Name

by tdoadmin

Sorry, my head is totally focused on our upcoming production of “Romeo and Juliet” opening this Friday at the Winspear Opera House. The actual question raised by this Anthony Tommasini piece in “The New York Times” is: Will the term “wallcast” really catch on?  Tony thinks so, but by that same logic a broadcast would […]

Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

by Suzanne Calvin

Actually, it couldn’t be easier as the Bard commands the stage all across North Texas. Yes, Shakespeare’s tragedy is the basis for Charles Gounod’s lovely operatic version of “Romeo and Juliet” opening Friday evening at the Dallas Opera, but, as Theater Jones reports, that’s just the tip of the looming Wm. Shakespeare iceberg. (Image courtesy […]

Thank you, TACA!

by tdoadmin

Christmas always comes a bit late to arts groups in North Texas, in the form of annual distributions from TACA.  Details on this year’s major boost to the local arts economy from Jeanne Prejean at “My Sweet Charity.” http://mysweetcharity.com/2011/02/taca-distributes-1-million-to-art-groups-again/ Social Media Initiative managed by Spredfast

Laura, At Last!

by tdoadmin

Laura, At Last!An interview by Suzanne Calvin Soprano Laura Claycomb’s official biography tells us that “Her delicacy, refinement and theatricality in high-flying repertoire make her one of the foremost lyric coloraturas of her generation.” All of which is perfectly true — but that just barely scratches the surface. In addition to Miss Claycomb’s phenomenal natural […]

The Composer Was No Romeo

by tdoadmin

The Composer Was No RomeoBy Olin Chism As numerous passages in his plays decisively confirm, William Shakespeare was a great music-lover. Just consider the following from The Merchant of Venice: “The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; the […]