Monthly Archives: March 2012

“La traviata” Comes to TDO!

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org) THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT GIUSEPPE VERDI’S POIGNANT 1853 MASTERPIECE LA TRAVIATA LIBRETTO BY FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE ~~~~ STARRING GREEK SOPRANO MYRTÒ PAPATANASIU IN HER AMERICAN DEBUT AS VIOLETTA, AMERICAN TENOR JAMES VALENTI AS ALFREDO, AND FRENCH BARITONE […]

All About THE LIGHTHOUSE

by Suzanne Calvin

Excellent feature on the Dallas Public Library blog, “Booked Solid” about our upcoming production, THE LIGHTHOUSE, by Peter Maxwell Davies — a contemporary work that will inaugurate our new, dedicated chamber series in partnership with the Dallas Theater Center. Be sure to read it all the way to the end, as the final paragraph has a […]

The Lighthouse is Looming

by Suzanne Calvin

And it’s a new experience for every one of us to be working with members of the Dallas Theater Center’s production team (and vice versa!) under the direction of Maestra Nicole Paiement and stage director Kevin Moriarty.  There’s some heavy lifting to be done, certainly, but it’s clearly a labor of love for all concerned […]

Free, Public Roundtable on the Impact of the Arts on Education

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 5, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT “THE GENERAL DIRECTOR’S ROUNDTABLE” ON “THE IMPORTANCE OF ARTS IN EDUCATION” FEATURING LEANN BINFORD, DIRECTOR, CREATIVE LEARNING WORKFORCE AT BIG THOUGHT, INC., AND ZANNIE VOSS, PhD PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF ARTS ADMINISTRATION, SMU’S COX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS […]

“…And Come Back a Star!”

by Suzanne Calvin

She was the 2005 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” award winner for her Dallas Opera debut in the role of the long-suffering Micaela in “Carmen.” That was half-a-dozen years after winning the 1998 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. And now, with about a day’s notice, Houston-born soprano Latonia Moore made her glorious Metropolitan […]

A Week in the Life – And One to Remember Always!

by Megan Meister

 Latonia Moore taking a solo bow after her triumphant Metroplitan Opera debut as Verdi’s AIDA on the Saturday afternoon radio broadcast, March 3, 2012 This has been an incredibly exciting week.  Saturday night’s final performance of TRISTAN was a triumphant finale to perhaps the most highly praised production at The Dallas Opera in recent memory.   […]

22,000 and Still Counting

by Suzanne Calvin

  There is still time to mark your calendar and plan to be there at Cowboys Stadium for the first ever Dallas Opera Simulcast in a sports venue. The production is Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, featuring an all-star cast, and it’s a great introduction to opera. Get more details from KERA’s Jerome Weeks here or Classical […]

So In Vogue

by Suzanne Calvin

In the pages of this month’s “Vogue” magazine, an article on tenor Jonas Kaufmann (“Lord of the Ring”) that also touches on other members of the Met cast, including tenor Jay Hunter Morris (pictured, in the photo from NPR), who just had a spectacular run as Captain Ahab in the San Diego production of “Moby-Dick.” […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

I just heard from friends in New York that Latonia Moore is going to sing tomorrow’s Met radio broadcast of Aida! Latonia was the 1998 winner of the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition and the winner of the 2004 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Award at the Dallas Opera for her unforgettable “Micaela” […]

OVER 21,000 TICKETS REQUESTED FOR THE DALLAS OPERA’S 2012 COWBOYS STADIUM SIMULCAST!

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 1, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org)   OVER 21,000 TICKETS REQUESTED FOR THE 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 ~~~~ FREE SEATING, FREE PARKING, PAID CONCESSIONS FREE […]