Monthly Archives: September 2012

On a Quest for Super Heroes

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera’s shout-out to gentlemen of a generally physically fit nature, aged 18 to 50, to work as paid non-singing extras (or ”supernumeraries”) in our upcoming production of “AIDA” is piquing the interest of our local media. I must admit, it isn’t the usual press release that catches the eye of “My Sweet Charity”‘s Jeanne Prejean like […]

Girl’s Night at the Met

by Suzanne Calvin

Those rambunctious Valkyries take center stage tonight on “Great Performances” (8:00 pm on KERA, Channel 13) but I, for one, will have my eye on tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund. Here’s a taste of what we can expect before the evening is done. The controversial machine that dominates the Robert Lepage production is…mmm…interesting. Some of the same […]

Postcard from Glyndebourne

by Suzanne Calvin

Whether it’s the high desert or the verdant English countryside, there’s great opera brewing throughout the summer months and this year was no exception. In his latest installment of ”Off the Cuff” for Theater Jones, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny sends all of us his “Postcard from Glyndebourne” about the overall experience. Enjoy […]

Great Expectations, Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

May I leave work early? Please? I want to have my cat, my iced tea, my libretto, my program notes, and my ottoman in place for tonight’s airing of Robert Lepage’s controversial and acclaimed new production of Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” on the PBS series “Great Performances” airing on KERA, Channel 13 at 8 p.m. our time.  […]

Great Expectations

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s always fun to be noticed and we’ve noticed that we’ve made a several note-worthy lists lately including Katie Womack’s “Dallas Observer” piece on the “Ten Must-Hear Classical Music Shows in Dallas This Fall.” Read the piece right here. We were equally pleased to see that we made the select list of “Hot Tickets” in […]

Walk Like an Egyptian

by Suzanne Calvin

Don’t let the photo distract you. If you are a physically fit gentleman between the ages of 18 and 50 and have no qualms about being seen in public sans shirt then, “Come to Mama.” No, sorry, I meant “sign up now” to become a non-singing extra or supernumerary for the Dallas Opera’s upcoming production […]

Laura Claycomb on Her Home Turf

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 6, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES THE 2011 “MARIA CALLAS DEBUT ARTIST” AND ACCLAIMED SOPRANO LAURA CLAYCOMB WILL PERFORM A VERY PERSONAL RECITAL ~~~~ Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art ~~~~ TICKETS GO […]

Time for a New Medea in Dallas?

by Suzanne Calvin

The stories about the Dallas Opera’s 1950s productions of Luigi Cherubini’s “Medea” are the stuff of legend. One enterprising blogger–Crewmantle of the opera site, COMMANDOpera–thinks it’s time to tackle that formidable piece once more and he’d very much like to see it come together right here in Dallas. I’ll link to the story, while encouraging your […]

Redefining “Game Face” for FIRST NIGHT

by Suzanne Calvin

Who’s got game? We’ll let you decide. Get your tickets now for the fantastic FIRST NIGHT celebrations at the Dallas Opera. There are fresh details contained in the release to follow: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Suzanne.Calvin@dallasopera.org Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 Megan.Meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE […]

A RADIANT OCTOBER AT THE DALLAS OPERA

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                     Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                 megan.meister@dallasopera.org  A RADIANT OCTOBER AT THE DALLAS OPERA! ~~~~ Season Launch: Friday, October […]