Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fashionista Heaven and Moore!

by Suzanne Calvin

More favorable reactions to the overall experience of FIRST NIGHT 2012. This, from Sherri Tilley at “The Flash List” who savored it all and wrote of soprano Latonia Moore: “Her solo ‘Return a conqueror’ in Act I had the audience mesmerized, absolutely captivated by her uniquely beautiful voice.  Like a praiseworthy evangelist, Latonia Moore will […]

Second Wave for AIDA

by Suzanne Calvin

  The reviews continue to roll in for the Dallas Opera’s Season Opener: AIDA, featuring an incredible ensemble cast and starring soprano Latonia Moore in the title role. Olin Chism reviewed for the “Star-Telegram” and found much to praise about the singing and more: “This was one Aida that was firing on all cylinders. Conductor […]

“Reddy” on the Red Carpet

by Suzanne Calvin

Distinctive fashions, intriguing designs, and every one of them gorgeous. That was the story of FIRST NIGHT 2012 honoring Women’s Basketball great Nancy Lieberman and presenting “Arts and Sports Together,” starting with a blazing red gown depicting the Dallas Opera’s “Pursuits of Passion” Season. Here’s a take on the entire affair from “Culture Map Dallas” and […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Chicago

by Megan Meister

I sat at the gate in an airplane for two and a half hours this morning at DFW hoping my flight would be cleared to take off for Chicago.  High winds had slowed air traffic into O’Hare and I had auditions scheduled this afternoon with eleven young singers from the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan […]

AIDA – The First Wave

by Suzanne Calvin

The first reviews are out, regarding the Dallas Opera’s spectacular season opener: Verdi’s AIDA with soprano Latonia Moore in the title role. Wayne Lee Gay of D Magazine’s “FrontRow” blog wrote that Miss Moore “simply astounded with a voice that was equally powerful–and clearly capable of subtle effect–from top to bottom.” Read more of Wayne’s […]

Keeping Dancers on Their Toes

by Suzanne Calvin

Choreographer Kenneth von Heidecke has returned to the Dallas Opera to work his magic on our dance-loaded production of AIDA. Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, special contributor to “Dallas Voice” has more on his extraordinary life and remarkable talent — here. (Photo courtesy of…uh…me) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

TDO: For All of North Texas

by Suzanne Calvin

  It’s always particularly appreciated when people make an effort to attend a Dallas Opera performance, and doubly so when they come from out of town. A group from the Sulphur Springs Symphony League will attend our matinee performance of AIDA this Sunday and, evidently, they’re already making mental preparations. More on the story from […]

Repeating with Emphasis!

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s a good week to stop, check your calendars again, and make sure you’re not missing out on any of the terrific opera-tunities available to you in the weeks and months ahead. Here’s a rundown from “Culture Map Dallas” and Elaine Liner. (Photo of Latonia Moore as Aida and Nadia Krasteva as Amneris by Karen […]

“Get Out There – and Come Back a Star!”

by Suzanne Calvin

  Frankly, she was already an internationally acclaimed star but, nevertheless, there is a marvelous Busby Berkeley ”42nd Street” quality to the now-legendary Metropolitan Opera debut of soprano Latonia Moore, who stepped into the title role of Aida without a single onstage rehearsal — and for an international radio broadcast. Get all that and more in Gregory […]