Monthly Archives: August 2012

Winning Commentary

by Suzanne Calvin

Jo Staffelbach Heinz, the President and CEO of Dallas-based STAFFELBACH, has an engaging opinion piece in D Magazine’s new commercial real estate blog, RealPoints.  It should make those of us lucky enough to work in the Arts District proud (as indeed we are!). Catch the post right here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Conversations@the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

If you haven’t made time to attend one of these, you’re losing out. Some of the most fascinating and meaningful conversations about music and art I’ve had the pleasure to attend in the past year are happening right in front of our noses — in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House. Keep scrolling for […]

FIRST NIGHT Back for Seconds

by Suzanne Calvin

Last year’s FIRST NIGHT generated such a unanimous standing ovation from press and public alike that we’re coming back for more. Jeanne Prejean of “My Sweet Charity” has the story. (Designer Geoffrey Henning and model D’Andra Simmons on last season’s Red Carpet) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

WRR and TDO Take You to the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

  The Dallas Opera and the premier Classical Music Radio Station in Texas are taking you to the opera this October — and you don’t even have to put on your shoes. It’s part of the station’s ongoing “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera” series, at noon each Saturday, but for the month leading up to […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Glimmerglass Part III

by Megan Meister

Yesterday was a busy but rewarding day, starting in the morning with auditions with the rest of the apprentice artists. There were many colleagues joining me at Glimmerglass this weekend, and these auditions were attended by representatives from several artists’ managements, schools of music and various opera companies. There were two very interesting singers, mezzo-soprano […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Glimmerglass Part II

by Megan Meister

The opera house at Glimmerglass. Yesterday morning before the apprentice auditions I was able to make a quick stop at the Fenimore Art Museum, renowned home of the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art (a part of which was recently shown at the Dallas Museum of Art) for a special opera exhibition.  […]

Corporate Citizenship, Indeed!

by Suzanne Calvin

The Texas Instruments Foundation has deep roots in our community and they were made deeper still by the foundation’s generous allocation of $1.5 million in vital grant monies to a dozen key arts organizations–including the Dallas Opera.  Commitment is easily talked about, but rarely so well expressed. Read all about it on the Texas Instruments […]

Safe for All Ages and Budgets

by Suzanne Calvin

After looking at a friend’s tickets for a single pre-season game for a major sports franchise; I don’t want to hear any more complaints about opera being “too expensive.” In fact, I want you to more-or-less empty your wallet, grab the kids or grandkids, and come to the Winspear for some outstanding family friendly programs at […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Glimmerglass Part I

by Megan Meister

Otsego Lake, the setting for the Glimmerglass Festival. The Glimmerglass Festival in upstate New York is my last stop on my summer travels.  This is only the second season under general and artistic director Francesca Zambello and is filled with interesting repertoire in unusual productions. Last night was Jean-Baptiste Lully’s ARMIDE, first performed in 1686, […]

FIRST Things First

by Suzanne Calvin

  If you were anywhere in the vicinity of the intersection of Flora Street and Jack Evans on the evening of October 21, 2011 — you already know what a blockbuster of an event this was. The great thing is, having pulled it off in spectacular fashion once, it should be even better this go […]