Daily Archives: November 14, 2011

Megan’s Musings Volume 3: Anthony Barrese

by christian.anderson

This month I sat down with conductor Anthony Barrese who was in town conducting our Family Concert which was on Saturday, November 12th. Mr. Barrese was last with the Dallas Opera in 2008 when he conducted Puccini’s Tosca with soprano Catherine Naglestad singing the title role. Ms. Naglestad went on to win the Dallas Opera’s […]


by christian.anderson

EDIBLE OPERA One of the best-loved opening scenes in opera, the beginning of Act One of Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème, revolves almost entirely around two things: hunger and extreme cold.  As we enter the season of feasting that extends from Thanksgiving Day through Chinese New Year’s and beyond, it’s a good time to push ourselves […]

Colorful Mini-Opera Cracks Jokes and Eggs

by christian.anderson

The cast of Doctor Miracle sign autographs after the October 30 performance at the Winspear Opera House. Photo by Luke McKenzie. Colorful Mini-Opera Cracks Jokes and Eggs by Sally-Page Stuck Just as a generous adult would share her opera glasses, the two-year-old opera patron to my left kindly offered to share her pacifier. Surely, she […]