Monthly Archives: August 2012

Santa Fe Train of Thought

by Suzanne Calvin

It isn’t quite like any other summer opera festival. And that is, no doubt, why it continues to draw devoted opera-philes from all parts of the U.S. (and beyond) to a serene spot in Northern New Mexico far from the overheated urban corridors. In addition to offering night after night of great opera, does Santa […]

…To Create a Giant Community Footprint

by Suzanne Calvin

“How to Win Friends and Influence Opera Goers: the Next Generation edition” That’s what’s at stake when we talk about the never-more-urgent need for opera and the performing arts to create a strong and indelible community footprint. The task can be approached in a variety of ways from a number of different angles. But one […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Opera Part 1

by Megan Meister

I am convinced that Santa Fe must be a suburb of Dallas (or maybe it is the other way around?) but it seems as if I have run into half of the people I know since I got here two days ago! Last night was the first of two Apprentice Concerts that showcase the aspiring […]

Putting His Foot Down

by Suzanne Calvin

…On the path to inspired (and inspiring) leadership. Dallas arts writer and reviewer Marilee Vergati takes a closer look at Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s multifaceted vision for the company and the success of his ongoing mission in Dallas.  In the current economy, it’s not all coming up roses; but Keith appears to be a […]

Calling Miss Deshorties!

by Suzanne Calvin

  Kind words from Crew at COMMANDOpera on our recent casting of French soprano Alexandra Deshorties as the aging and reclusive former opera singer in THE ASPERN PAPERS, getting a new production early next year.  The event will mark the 25th anniversary of the Dallas Opera world premiere of Dominick Argento’s opera. Miss Deshorties is stepping […]