Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Cowboys Stadium Clock is Ticking

by Suzanne Calvin

Or perhaps I should say, “the Dallas Opera free simulcast clock is ticking.” Either way, if you are planning to attend the free live simulcast of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” (for one night only — April 28th at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington), you should act now. Did I mention that even the parking is free?  Don’t […]

Talk About Projecting!

by Suzanne Calvin

Check out the latest from “Theater Jones” and Gregory Sullivan Isaacs as we prepare for Thursday’s Opening of the Dallas Opera’s new production of “Tristan & Isolde. Some of the visuals during last night’s dress rehearsal literally took my breath away. I really think we’re in for a phenomenal ride! But I digress. Projections Designer […]

Don’t Come Hungry – Unless it’s for Magnificent Music and Theater

by Suzanne Calvin

Fabulous interview conducted by William V. Madison (Bill, it’s been too long) with our incomparable Isolde, Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet. Devour every word right here and heed her advice about not coming hungry. The new Christian Rath production of “Tristan & Isolde” opens Thursday night at 7:00 PM (note the earlier than usual curtain time) and remains your best […]

Visiting Wagner’s Bayreuth – and TDO’s TRISTAN

by Suzanne Calvin

Be sure to catch the latest “Off the Cuff,” a regular feature from Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, on the arts website, “Theater Jones.” In this installment, you get a Cerny-vision view of the festival theater constructed by Richard Wagner at Bayreuth — let’s face it, the Wagnerian equivalent of the Vatican […]

Meryl Streep: the Diva Who Might Have Been

by Suzanne Calvin

Oh, what might have been! Can you imagine that if Meryl Streep had had the vocal chops and desire to forge a serious opera career–with her phenomenal acting abilities and beauty–what sort of megastar she might have become? Read more on the L.A. Times ”Culture Monster” about Streep’s early opera training and its impact on her […]

“The Lighthouse” is on the Horizon

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE COMPANY’S LANDMARK 250th PRODUCTION THE LIGHTHOUSE A CHAMBER OPERA BY PETER MAXWELL DAVIES ~~~~ Conducted by Maestra Nicole Paiement Staged by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty Starring Tenor Andrew Bidlack Baritone Robert Orth And Bass Daniel […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

On Thursday afternoon I flew down to Houston for the finals of the Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers.  This concert featured two arias each performed by nine young singers ranging in age from 22 to 30, all accompanied by Eric Melear, music director of the Houston Opera Studio.  Representatives from the […]

Tristan: Updated and Upgraded

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera’s upcoming production of “Tristan & Isolde” has been a work-in-progress…literally. Here to explain it all for you is Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones.” And here’s a look at Jeanne-Michele in all her glory. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Megan’s Musings Volume 5: Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet

by tdoadmin

I’m lucky to be sitting down with American soprano Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet who is in town for our production of Tristan & Isolde which opens on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m. Jeanne-Michèle was last with TDO in our critically acclaimed production of Lohengrin in 2007 where she sang the role of Ortrud. Texas Monthly Associate […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

After attending part of yesterday afternoon’s rehearsal for the Dallas opera’s production of Tristan, I went over and watched the first two acts of the dress rehearsal for SMU’s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, which is being given this weekend in the Bob Hope Theater on the SMU campus. From what I saw […]