Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sweet!

by Suzanne Calvin

There’s nothing quite as gratifying as having someone else (preferably respected, savvy, and the go-getter behind a must-read blog) to tout your outstanding ticket options. We lucked out and found ourselves in the spotlight, courtesy of Jeanne Prejean, blog maven par excellence, at “My Sweet Charity”. Check it out…here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Opera Part VI

by Megan Meister

Last night was the second of two apprentice concerts showcasing the young singers who participate in this extraordinary program.  These forty young artists are selected from across the country (I was told that this year there were nearly one thousand applicants) and last night’s program was every bit as interesting and exciting as the first […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Opera Part V

by Megan Meister

Last night’s performance of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hoffmannsthal’s ARABELLA was utterly delightful.  Wonderfully directed by British director Tim Albery (who returns to Dallas in April to stage THE ASPERN PAPERS) and conducted with romantic sweep by Sir Andrew Davis, this was Santa Fe Opera at its best.  Long known for its tradition of […]

It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

by Suzanne Calvin

Actually, hope for the future of opera is expressed in varying DEGREES in this KERA “Art and Seek” piece on “Taking Opera’s Temperature.” Arts producer/reporter Jerome Weeks lets other pundits do the talking on the NPR segment produced by Tom Huizenga.  However, he does note that, when queried about the most dynamite new opera of […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Opera Part IV

by Megan Meister

I was invited yesterday to a small luncheon being given in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who you may know is a huge opera fan. I was delighted to discover that she had toured the Winspear Opera House last year when she was in Dallas for a speaking engagement at SMU, but […]

All That Brass

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera Orchestra Trombone Player Tony Baker is moonlighting during the opera off-season in a rather familiar spot: the orchestra pit of the Winspear Opera House where he is regaling audiences as part of the house orchestra for “Chicago,” which just opened as part of the AT&T Performings Arts Center Lexus Broadway Series. Nancy Churnin […]

Nothing to Do With Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, nothing to do with opera; however, it has everything to do with the community in which we, too, invest a great deal of effort to create art, so it definitely caught my interest. How would you identify and explain “Art in the Public Square” in the City of Dallas? I’m not being argumentative, I’m […]

Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director Santa Fe Opera, Part III

by Megan Meister

Last night’s performance of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski’s 1926 opera KING ROGER was one of those magical nights in the theatre that we all hope to experience but which in reality happens so rarely.  Everything about the evening was extraordinary, including the piece itself, which I had never heard “live” before. The libretto is enigmatic, […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Opera Part II

by Megan Meister

The interior of the Santa Fe Opera House just before a performance of Bizet’s THE PEARL FISHERS. Last night didn’t start off too well. I had met one of my artist manager colleagues for an early dinner before the opera (his client, Eric Cutler was the tenor in the performance of PEARL FISHERS we were […]

Single Tickets for AIDA on Sale September 10th

by Suzanne Calvin

Subscriptions to the upcoming season start for as little as $75 and single tickets this year will go for as little as $19. However, they won’t be available all at the same time. Singles for performances of Verdi’s AIDA, as well as a host of $5 Family Performances and outstanding special recitals, concerts and events, […]