Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mezzo-Soprano Susan Nicely as the One-and-Only Julia Child in BON APPÉTIT!

by Megan Meister

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 20, 2012 THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS MEZZO-SOPRANO SUSAN NICELY AS THE ONE-AND-ONLY JULIA CHILD In Lee Hoiby’s Delectable Oven-Proof Opera BON APPÉTIT! ~~~~ Saturday, February 9, 2013 Two Performances: 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Dallas Farmers Market Demonstration Kitchen ~~~~ LIMITED SEATS — FREE WITH RSVP ~~~~ Supported by The Perot […]

Tod Machover, Musical Genius and “Mad Scientist”

by Suzanne Calvin

“And other times, my hair is this big.” Admittedly, he does have that 1930s black-and-white cinema mad scientist hairdo, no doubt inspired by the real life Albert Einstein. But there’s nothing remotely scary about cutting-edge composer and MIT Media Lab legend Tod Machover, who came to Dallas this week for an enthusiastic “Composing Conversation” with Art&Seek producer-reporter […]

Desperately Seeking Supers

by Suzanne Calvin

  Well, okay, “desperately” may be too strong a word but we’re still signing folks up for the shirtless non-singing roles in AIDA, opening on Friday, October 26th. More details from Carl Hoover at the “Waco Tribune”. Those with perky pecs and awesome abs can apply for a modestly paid role in AIDA right here.  Please note […]

Music & Masterpieces at the DMA

by Suzanne Calvin

Why settle for one celebrated art form when you can just as easily enjoy two? The Dallas Opera and the Dallas Museum of Art are working in partnership to bring you a brand-new series, “Music & Masterpieces.” Details in the release that follows. (Image courtesy of dreamstime.com) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Contact: […]

6:30 Tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 18th) FREE at Hamon Hall

by Suzanne Calvin

If you haven’t other more pressing plans tonight, get thee to the Arts District for the 6:30 pm launch of this season’s “Composing Conversations” with MIT Media Lab legend Tod Machover, acclaimed American soprano Sara Heaton, and award-winning journalist Jerome Weeks moderating the discussion and helping us analyze the many facets of Machover. Details here from […]

Room to Breathe

by Suzanne Calvin

Dan Wakin of “The New York Times” has an interesting write-up about Opera America’s brand spankin’ new National Opera Center on Manhattan’s Seventh Avenue. Dallas Opera Artistic Director Jonathan Pell is quoted extensively, regarding his need for an adequate space to audition hopeful singers. Need a room? Catch the piece right here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

Reminder #2: Donorbridge Day

by Suzanne Calvin

  A cool million dollars in matching funds are available today, Donorbridge Day or “North Texas Giving Day”, presented by the Communities Foundation of Texas. A portion of any gifts of $25 or more will be matched by CFT between now and midnight tonight. Furthermore, there is an additional $10,000 bonus for the organization that […]

Reminder #1: About Next Tuesday the 18th

by Suzanne Calvin

If you have never heard MIT Media Lab inventor/composer/music revolutionary Tod Machover speak–trust me, you’ve missed something amazing. And in combo with moderation by Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks, Machover-selected video segments, and a live performance featuring soprano Sara Heaton–it really will be an action packed conversation. For FREE, to boot! We ought to be kidding, but we’re […]