Monthly Archives: August 2011

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 25

by Megan Meister

I am at the airport in Adelaide  waiting for my flight to Sydney, and picked up copies of the first newspaper reviews for MOBY-DICK.  The two critics I saw both  raved about Jake Heggie’s music, the production and Jay Hunter Morris’s performance as “Captain Ahab.”  Needless to say, I am delighted. I saw Jay this […]

"Heggie is the new Wagner"

by tdoadmin

What an accolade from Adelaide! Read more of this interview in “The Adelaide Review” with Timothy Sexton, the new head of State Opera of South Australia, where Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s “Moby-Dick” is being revived a year after bringing the house down, here in Dallas. UPDATE: Check out this dress rehearsal footage in a […]

“Heggie is the new Wagner”

by Suzanne Calvin

What an accolade from Adelaide! Read more of this interview in “The Adelaide Review” with Timothy Sexton, the new head of State Opera of South Australia, where Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s “Moby-Dick” is being revived a year after bringing the house down, here in Dallas. UPDATE: Check out this dress rehearsal footage in a […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 24

by Megan Meister

I am in Adelaide, and last night was the triumphant Australian premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s MOBY-DICK at the State Opera of South Australia.  The reviews aren’t out yet, but if the audience response is any indication, the production will be as big a hit here as it was in Dallas. It is […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 23

by Megan Meister

Last night was the second Apprentice Concert, and if last week’s opera scenes were slightly disappointing, last evening more than made up for it. The performance got off to a roaring start with a clever staging by Kathleen Clawson from Jonathan Dove’s opera FLIGHT, featuring a dazzling performance by countertenor  John Holiday,who was this year’s […]

Getting More Family-Friendly

by Suzanne Calvin

And sparking some great collaborations in the process. See the release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES MORE FAMILY-FRIENDLY INITIATIVES FOR 2011-2012! ~~~~ NEW TDO FAMILY PERFORMANCES! IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SMU, UNT, AND DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER! ~~~~ TDO FAMILY CONCERT@THE WINSPEAR! ~~~~ NEW “PARENTS […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 22

by Megan Meister

I was invited to attend a performance in a beautiful private home yesterday afternoon of a new song cycle composed by Frederic Chaslain, Santa Fe Opera’s new chief conductor.  The songs were a setting of poems by Robert Frost, and were performed by mezzo-soprano Jennifer Holloway who is here this summer for the role of […]

Quote of the Day

by Suzanne Calvin

From Jay Hunter Morris, about to embark on a voyage through the South Seas as Captain of the Pequod. The quote: “It’s going to outlive us all.” The topic?  Something tells me you can guess, even without this link. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 21

by Megan Meister

I had lunch yesterday with Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet, who returns to Dallas in February  as “Isolde” in our production of TRISTAN.  She has just returned home to Santa Fe for a couple of weeks following an engagement in Barcelona, and is heading back to Europe  on Sunday. She is looking forward to reuniting with Clifton Forbis, […]