Monthly Archives: July 2011

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 15

by Megan Meister

Yesterday was packed with auditions and performances which had me rushing from one event to another, but the grey and gloomy cloud cover had finally lifted and the sun came out, and the weather was beautiful. The morning started with auditioning twelve more of the Glimmerglass Apprentice Artists (only one of whom captured my attention) […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 14

by Megan Meister

The apprentice auditions yesterday were the first of three sessions.   I heard eleven singers, and will hear another group this morning and the rest tomorrow.  Since these young singers are involved in all the productions in the festival, they are only available in the mornings because there are matinees every afternoon this weekend. Also hearing the […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 13

by Megan Meister

You know the expression “Getting there is half the fun”? There are only two ways to get to Cooperstown, New York for the Glimmerglass Opera Festival from Dallas.  You can either fly to Albany or Syracuse. Since American stopped flying non-stop to Syracuse a few years ago, however, both routes involve changing planes in Chicago.  […]

The Dallas Opera Announces

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/Suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org The Dallas Opera Announces The Cancellation of One Production Slated for the 2011-2012 Season ~~~~ Subscribers will be Given Full Refunds On Cancelled Performances of Katya Kabanová ~~~~ Major Donors, Led by Crow Holdings, Respond Positively As TDO Takes Proactive Steps to Off-Set Deficits ~~~~ DALLAS, JULY 22, […]

Garrett Keast, Conductor

by Megan Meister

Conductor Garrett Keast, Assistant Conductor 2005-2006 Season for the Dallas Opera has just signed a contract with Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he will serve as Musical Assistant and Conductor next season. Before moving to Berlin he will be the cover/assistant conductor of Faust at Opera de Paris and Bluthaus at Oper Bonn.  Mr. Keast is […]