Monthly Archives: April 2012

Making News at “My Sweet Charity”

by Suzanne Calvin

  The always enterprising Jeanne Prejean at “My Sweet Charity” is commenting on TDO soirees — both on and off the field — conceived by General Director and CEO Keith Cerny. Read her blog entry on the topic right here!  (Photo of Keith Cerny by Jeanne Prejean) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

Last Round-Up for the MAGIC FLUTE Simulcast

by Suzanne Calvin

I do believe that Patrick Carfizzi and Ava Pine are gaping at the latest figures — showing upwards of 30,500 ticket requests for our upcoming simulcast! Fewer than 1500 free tickets remain for the Dallas Opera Cowboys Stadium Simulcast on Saturday, April 28th, presented by The Dallas Foundation. Better act quick! Here’s more from “Barihunks” “Yahoo! […]

Last Chance for Tickets

by Suzanne Calvin

30,500 and still counting, but not for very much longer.  If you haven’t acted before now, get your free tickets to the April 28th Cowboys Stadium simulcast before it’s too late. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org) ONLY TEN DAYS TO GO! REQUESTS FOR TICKETS TO […]

The Critics, Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

Time to begin a new page of reviews, I think, and we’ll start with Katie Womack’s smart assessment of “La traviata,” being performed tonight, as well as April 21st, 27th and 29th (matinee) in the Winspear. Ms. Womack writes in this week’s issue of the “Observer”: “Lead by strong vocal and instrumental performances and underscored by a stunning […]

The Critics Weigh-In on LA TRAVIATA

by Suzanne Calvin

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones” calls it “an evocative, moody production of one of the most beautiful operas ever written, performed with a consistent degree of musical excellence that few other opera houses could match.” Read Gregory’s review here. But I regret to report that not everyone was quite so enchanted with the opening performance […]

Gallic Gravitas

by Suzanne Calvin

There’s just something about Laurent Naouri that goes beyond gifts or talents. I think it’s the sense that he is an artist of genuine class, a gentleman who would rather listen than speak and, when he does speak, a man worth paying attention to. Check out his thoughts on a life intertwined in opera, both onstage and off, and musings […]

A Great First Time Experience

by Suzanne Calvin

  And who would know that better than an opera singer himself? That’s the verdict of tenor James Valenti, singing the role of Alfredo Germont in “La traviata” opening later today at the Winspear Opera House. He tells “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram” Arts Editor Terry Mathews why this is such a good choice for the opera-phobic […]

Longer Lasting Love

by Suzanne Calvin

Longer lasting, that is, than either of the ill-fated protagonists in “La traviata” opening this evening at the Winspear Opera House. From the Dallas publication “The Voice,” here’s an intimate look at the lives of one of opera’s most fascinating team: renowned stage director Bliss Hebert and equally renowned production designer Allen Charles Klein. Read it […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell: Ailyn Perez 2012 Richard Tucker Winner

by Megan Meister

    I just had a very excited Ailyn Perez on the telephone informing me that she is this year’s winner of the Richard Tucker Award !  This $30,000 prize is the operatic equivalent of winning the Nobel Prize,  the Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award all rolled into one !   Her husband, Stephen Costello, […]