Monthly Archives: October 2011

Back at the Helm

by Suzanne Calvin

As Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s “Moby-Dick” gets ready to reconquer North America after dazzling audiences “Down Under”…a curious round of cast changes from one coast to the other has put heldentenor Ben Heppner back at the helm of the Pequod.   Here’s more on that from Dan Wakin in “The New York Times.” Suzanne Calvin, […]

Design Envy

by Suzanne Calvin

I think the worst grade I ever received in my life was for a 7th grade home economics sewing project. So, forgive me if my design envy (along with my crooked seams) is showing. Check out this excellent article in “Theater Jones” about the true design genius behind the costumes in the Dallas Opera’s “Lucia di […]

Family Programming Trio – Next 3 Weekends

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org A Reminder: Three Weekends of Fabulous Family Programming at The Dallas Opera! ~~~~ DOCTOR MIRACLE $5 FAMILY PERFORMANCE, Sunday, October 30th 2:00 p.m. At the Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House ~~~~ DOCTOR MIRACLE performed at NorthPark Center Saturday, November 5th 2:00 p.m. ~~~~ […]

Loving Lucia, Turtle Creek News

by Suzanne Calvin

In case you can’t easily put your hands on “The Turtle Creek News,” here’s Martha Heimberg’s review of our season opening production: TURTLE CREEK NEWS Dallas Opera opens season with grand sets, costumes and a thrilling diva Lucia de Lammermoor delivers the grand opera experience on opening night Review by Martha Heimberg I see a […]

FIRST NIGHT Patron Party

by Suzanne Calvin

Practically perfect in every way! Or, so I’m told. Here’s the complete scoop from “My Sweet Charity’s” Jeanne Prejean, who took a number of terrific photos including this one of Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny.  Be sure to check them all out on Jeanne’s blog. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

Fashion@theOpera

by Megan Meister

  First Night designer Geoffrey Henning and model D’Andra Simmons wearing the “Tragic Obsessions” inspired design on Opening Night Friday, October 21, 2011 of Lucia di Lammermoor.  More Dress to follow check back each Friday to see the other beautiful designs that were inspired by the Dallas Opera’s 2011/2012 ‘Tragic Obsessions” Season.  

A Lucia "Firing on All Cylinders"

by tdoadmin

Another rave review for the Dallas Opera season opener, “Lucia di Lammermoor” which continues tonight at the Winspear Opera House at 7:30 PM. Here’s the view from a local critic already well-known to you for the quality of his work:  Olin Chism, writing on special assignment for the “Star-Telegram.” It reads, in part: “Sunday afternoon’s performance displayed top-rank […]

A Lucia “Firing on All Cylinders”

by Suzanne Calvin

Another rave review for the Dallas Opera season opener, “Lucia di Lammermoor” which continues tonight at the Winspear Opera House at 7:30 PM. Here’s the view from a local critic already well-known to you for the quality of his work:  Olin Chism, writing on special assignment for the “Star-Telegram.” It reads, in part: “Sunday afternoon’s performance displayed top-rank […]