Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Picture Worth "The Column"

by tdoadmin

Writing for “John Garcia’s THE COLUMN” and “Pegasus News,” Mark-Brian Sonna was wowed from the moment the curtain went up last Friday night on “Lucia di Lammermoor”: “As the curtain rises the audience holds its breath. Before us is a scene straight out of Rembrandt Painting. Granted, Rembrandt is Dutch and the Opera takes place […]

A Picture Worth “The Column”

by Suzanne Calvin

Writing for “John Garcia’s THE COLUMN” and “Pegasus News,” Mark-Brian Sonna was wowed from the moment the curtain went up last Friday night on “Lucia di Lammermoor”: “As the curtain rises the audience holds its breath. Before us is a scene straight out of Rembrandt Painting. Granted, Rembrandt is Dutch and the Opera takes place […]

Kudos to Conklin

by Suzanne Calvin

An overdue, national standing ovation for scenic/costume designer John Conklin, long associated with the Dallas Opera and other major companies across the country. Mr. Conklin will be tapped tomorrow night in Washington to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Honors award (along with several other notables including Dallas native Speight Jenkins, the highly regarded general director of […]

It Was Certainly "Oh So"!

by tdoadmin

FIRST NIGHT was definitely an opening night celebration to remember, from the fabulous food and drink to the sumptuous gowns.  Get a taste of it all from “Oh So Cynthia”…the blog about the “hottest events and coolest people in Dallas.” You can access it right here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

It Was Certainly “Oh So”!

by Suzanne Calvin

FIRST NIGHT was definitely an opening night celebration to remember, from the fabulous food and drink to the sumptuous gowns.  Get a taste of it all from “Oh So Cynthia”…the blog about the “hottest events and coolest people in Dallas.” You can access it right here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

TDO Debut "One for the Ages"

by tdoadmin

Pulitzer-nominated critic Wayne Lee Gay was clearly knocked out by our season opening performance of “Lucia di Lammermoor.” And he declared Elena Mosuc’s company debut in the title role as an indicator that she is “likely to enter the ranks of the great artists of our time.”  Read more of Wayne’s review here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

TDO Debut “One for the Ages”

by Suzanne Calvin

Pulitzer-nominated critic Wayne Lee Gay was clearly knocked out by our season opening performance of “Lucia di Lammermoor.” And he declared Elena Mosuc’s company debut in the title role as an indicator that she is “likely to enter the ranks of the great artists of our time.”  Read more of Wayne’s review here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

Singer Grades the Singing

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s always especially interesting to hear how a singer judges the work of other professionals in their field, and that was the case with mezzo-soprano Laura Begley reviewing Friday evening’s Opening Night performance of the Dallas Opera’s revival of “Lucia.” Catch her review on the site “Operagasm.” She admitted that her biggest disappointment of the […]

Review Steals My Literary Heart

by Suzanne Calvin

That’s what Dean Cassella did by quoting a marvelous passage from Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” as the lead to his review of the Dallas Opera’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.”  Another strong impression made by our leading lady on a local critic. Sherri Tilley of “The Flash List” said, despite the obvious romantic appeal for women, that […]

Much to Love…But…

by Suzanne Calvin

The reviews are beginning to trickle in for the Dallas Opera’s Season Opener, “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Winspear Opera House. Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of the theater and arts website, “Theater Jones” posted this review praising the individual components of the production and questioning some of the decision-making. More from “Theater Jones” on “Lucia” right […]