Monthly Archives: October 2012

From the Desk of Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director – LA Opera Part II

by Megan Meister

The LA Opera poster for Verdi’s I DUE FOSCARI, starring Placido Domingo I DUE FOSCARI was only Verdi’s 6th opera, coming after NABUCCO and ERNANI, but a few years before his great middle period, and long before the masterpieces he created at the end of his remarkable life.  Had he not written TROVATORE and TRAVIATA […]

From the Desk of Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director – LA Opera Part I

by Megan Meister

The LA Opera poster for DON GIOVANNI I flew out to Los Angeles yesterday to hear the singers in the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program and to attend performances of Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI and Verdi’s I DUE FOSCARI. Six new singers join two returning artists to comprise the “class” of 2013, and among them is soprano […]

AIDA Just Weeks Away!

by Suzanne Calvin

We are literally counting the days now until the start of the 2012-2013 “Pursuits of Passion” Season, sponsored by Texas Instruments Foundation. Get details on our opening production below. (Photo of Latonia Moore off-stage at the Met, courtesy of instantencore.com) MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 27, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Suzanne.Calvin@dallasopera.org Or […]

CALL HIM ISMAIL: THE MAN OPERA FORGOT

by Megan Meister

“We are now part of Europe,” stated Ismail the Magnificent, Khedive of Egypt, as he maneuvered his ancient kingdom through the maze of international politics during the 1860s and 1870s. To back up his otherwise incorrect claim, he founded a modern postal system, instituted an expansionist military policy, built an enviable railway system, and oversaw […]