Monthly Archives: January 2012

24th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org The Dallas Opera Guild Presents The 24th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition ~~~~~~ Honoring Elaine and Bill Blaylock ~~~~~~ SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012 The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House At the AT&T Performing Arts Center 2403 Flora Street, […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director, Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

As many of you already know, the Dallas Opera gives fully staged opera performances for school children across North Texas. In 2009, the company gave four performances of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux to an audience of around 12,000 students of various ages, at the same time that we were presenting the opera for our subscription audiences.  […]

UNT’s THEODORA making a stop at the Winspear, TDO Music Director Graeme Jenkins Conducting

by Megan Meister

Theodora February 23 (Denton) and 24 (Dallas) at 7:30 p.m. Ava Pine, Theodora * Ryland Angel, Didymus Richard Croft, Septimius * Jeffrey Snider, Valens * Jennifer Lane, Irene Pre-concert lecture:  Dr. Ruth Davis, University of Cambridge, at 6:30 p.m. A tragic tale of love, faith and virtue set in 4th century Antioch, Handel’s oratorio Theodora […]

“Doctor Miracle” Tonight and Feb. 3rd – Just $5!

by Suzanne Calvin

If you and the kids or grand-kids haven’t caught the Dallas Opera’s new production of Georges Bizet’s “Doctor Miracle,” you have another chance tonight and next week. Details from KidBeat Columnnist Nancy Churnin of “The Dallas Morning News” and more on the Dallas Opera’s “kid-friendly philosophy” from Wendy Settle of The Assignment Desk at ”Pegasus News.  […]

Heppner on the Roles of a Lifetime

by Suzanne Calvin

Knowing how tremendously hard tenor Ben Heppner worked to create the role of Captain Ahab in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s world premiere production of “Moby-Dick” (Dallas Opera, 2010), it’s incredibly gratifying to see that the artist looks back on that difficult process–I mean, YOU try singing for a couple of hours on a peg-leg!–as […]

Proverbial Talk of the Town

by Suzanne Calvin

  Yes, as suspected, the announcement that the Dallas Opera and Cowboys Stadium have partnered for an April 28th live simulcast of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” has quickly become the talk of the town. You may select from a variety of journalistic takes on the upcoming event… From Daniel J. Wakin at “The New York Times” Classical Music […]

DALLAS OPERA’S 2012 COWBOYS STADIUM SIMULCAST of THE MAGIC FLUTE

by Megan Meister

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 26, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org)                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COWBOYS STADIUM, PROUDLY ANNOUNCES A LANDMARK PUBLIC EVENT: DALLAS OPERA’S 2012 COWBOYS STADIUM SIMULCAST! ~~~~ MOZART’S THE MAGIC FLUTE LIVE! SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM STADIUM DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM ~~~~ […]

“Pursuits of Passion” in 2012-2013

by Suzanne Calvin

The opinions from pundit-ville are rolling in, regarding the Dallas Opera’s upcoming “Pursuits of Passion” Season. From Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell at “The Dallas Morning News” we get both news and analysis — click here. Other interesting folk weighing-in, including Arnold Wayne Jones at “Dallas Voice,” available here, Jerome Weeks at KERA’s “Art and […]

Wagner’s Star-Crossed Lovers, Tristan and Isolde

by Megan Meister

By Olin Chism Sometimes episodes from Wagner’s personal life served as the creative spark for later operatic masterpieces. An early example would be a stormy voyage on the Baltic and North Seas that the composer and his first wife, Minna, took in 1839. Wagner wrote in his autobiography that this was the inspiration for The […]