Monthly Archives: April 2012

Score!

by Suzanne Calvin

It was an amazing thing to see: 15 thousand people, most of whom stayed all the way through the curtain calls and many of whom–I’ll bet–walked away with a completely different impression of this art form we call “opera.” It was a grand night for the Dallas Opera, The Dallas Foundation, and Cowboys Stadium, but […]

Simulcast Applauded by Thousands

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, April 29, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org) A LONE STAR STATE RECORD! AN ESTIMATED 15,000 THRILL TO THE MUSIC OF MOZART AT THE DALLAS OPERA COWBOYS STADIUM SIMULCAST! ~~~~ PRESENTED BY THE DALLAS FOUNDATION ~~~~ HISTORIC SIMULCAST GENERATES TICKET REQUESTS OF MORE THAN 34,000 AND HUNDREDS OF […]

Tamino Talks

by Suzanne Calvin

Admittedly, a rather silly headline, but we already knew Shawn could sing. In fact, he was evidently a Wunderlich-inspired wunderkind! Read tenor Shawn Mathey’s charming interview with Gregory Sullivan Isaacs at “Theater Jones,” as the two tenors indulge in a little shop-talk and wonderful tales of Shawn’s dad, tenor/conductor Richard Mathey. Get it all here and […]

The Deal of the Day

by Suzanne Calvin

Always looking for great values, “Dallas Morning News” blogger Marjorie Stanfield lasered-in on our fantastic deal for this evening’s performance of “La traviata” at the Winspear Opera House. I’ll let her bring you the details right here. (Photo of Myrto Papatanasiu and James Valenti by Karen Almond, Dallas Opera) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR […]

My Personal Favorite

by Suzanne Calvin

There have been so many terrific stories on the Dallas Opera Cowboys Stadium Simulcast, presented by The Dallas Foundation, but Jamie Laughlin’s spoof on “The Mixmaster,” the “Dallas Observer’s” art and culture blog may be the wittiest effort yet. However, now that I can’t–in good taste–wear my “Mozart is My Homeboy” tee to Saturday’s event, […]

It is Drawing Nigh

by Suzanne Calvin

I don’t think I have ever typed the words “drawing nigh” in my life, but here we are, just two days away from what appears to be one of the largest opera simulcasts in American history. It’s happening Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, presented by The Dallas Foundation, and Sandie Newton of KTVT CBS-11 […]

Two First Names, Two Thought-Provoking Reviews

by Suzanne Calvin

Critic Mark-Brian Sonna, who writes for John Garcia’s “The Column” has posted a couple of reviews worth reading for our current productions of Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA and Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE.  I don’t necessarily agree with every word, but I don’t have to, to find these thoughtful and interesting. LA TRAVIATA, which will be performed Friday […]

Playing Catch Up – TDO Reviews

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, it’s been a busy week in these parts — and liable to become busier still with this weekend’s opera party for approximately 32,000 of our friends. That’s my excuse, anyway, for just now posting the latest reviews of the two blockbuster productions being presented by the Dallas Opera. Of THE MAGIC FLUTE, which opened […]

The Running of the Bulls by Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

I need a statistician to figure the odds!  At last night’s opening night party following the first performance of The Magic Flute I discovered something truly extraordinary about three members of our cast. Next Saturday, which happens to be the simulcast of Magic Flute to Cowboys Stadium is Caitlyn Lynch’s birthday.  Caitlyn sings the role […]