Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director TDO, Summer of Opera, Part 1

by Megan Meister

I am in San Francisco for the Francesca Zambello production of Wagner’s RING.  Last night was DAS RHEINGOLD, the first of the four works that comprise the cycle, and I have already seen several Dallas people who have also made the journey. The production was very good and bodes well for the rest of the […]

Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director TDO, Summer of Opera, Part 1

by Megan Meister

I am in San Francisco for the Francesca Zambello production of Wagner’s RING.  Last night was DAS RHEINGOLD, the first of the four works that comprise the cycle, and I have already seen several Dallas people who have also made the journey. The production was very good and bodes well for the rest of the […]

July at the Dallas Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org TDO’S CASUAL SUMMER EVENTS SERIES “BARITONES & BEACHBALLS” SIGNALS A SIZZLING JULY AT THE DALLAS OPERA ~~~~ “Pretty Woman” at Studio Movie Grill And an Exploration of the Journey of Tristan & Isolde ~~~~ Series brought to you by FRIENDS OF THE DALLAS OPERA […]

Inside Laura Claycomb

by Suzanne Calvin

Wow, what a revealing conversation! I have a keen appreciation for a well-put, well-thought-out question and an even greater appreciation for a consistently honest response. Plenty of both to recommend the second part of William Burnett’s interview with 2011 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Laura Claycomb in the latest online edition of “Opera Warhorses.” Read. […]

Rated "Operatic" and PG 13

by tdoadmin

All I can say is: Trader Joe’s house brand Vegan Pad Thai with Tofu must be INSANELY good (emphasis on “insane”). My jaw is on my chest after reading this account of the altercation in the not-always-so-venerable “New York Post.” (photo courtesy of Steven Hirsch, New York Post) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Rated “Operatic” and PG 13

by Suzanne Calvin

All I can say is: Trader Joe’s house brand Vegan Pad Thai with Tofu must be INSANELY good (emphasis on “insane”). My jaw is on my chest after reading this account of the altercation in the not-always-so-venerable “New York Post.” (photo courtesy of Steven Hirsch, New York Post) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Am I Blue?

by Suzanne Calvin

That’s it. Done. Emotionally drained, as limp as a wet dish-rag, finito, kaput. It was one of the greatest performances I have ever personally witnessed.  Rest assured, I will never forget the Final Act as Dirk, Chandler, Kidd, Barea and Terry combined their considerable talents to put one last insurmountable run on the scoreboard.  105, a double-digit […]

Baritones & Beachballs: The 2011 Edition

by tdoadmin

The Dallas Opera’s casual summer events series is back for the hot weather months; thank you for asking!  And if FREE sounded good in 2010, it sounds even better in 2011. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 26, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS BARITONES & BEACHBALLS ~~~~ POPULAR CASUAL SUMMER EVENTS […]

Baritones & Beachballs: The 2011 Edition

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera’s casual summer events series is back for the hot weather months; thank you for asking!  And if FREE sounded good in 2010, it sounds even better in 2011. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 26, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS BARITONES & BEACHBALLS ~~~~ POPULAR CASUAL SUMMER EVENTS […]

Curraning No Favor

by Suzanne Calvin

He-Who-Shall-Go-Unnamed isn’t the only Opera Company head honcho feeling the heat this summer. Word today out of Norway that Paul Curran plans to cut short his tenure as chief of that country’s national opera. Get more details here. Interestingly, the biggest (or most vocal) complaint seems to be his perceived lack of support for homegrown […]