Daily Archives: November 9, 2012

Meet the Next General Manager of the Met

by Suzanne Calvin

Not that there’s a vacancy at the top of the pyramid. However, there’s no doubt that this young man feels ready to tackle the opera world and he’s already making quite a name for himself. Read on in this feature from “The Christian Science Monitor.” (Photo by Whitney Eulich for the Monitor) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

Never Forget

by Suzanne Calvin

Unofficial word out of Vienna today that to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 25th, a new opera focusing on the murders of children by the Nazi regime will premiere–in Austria’s Parliament. The work, by composer Peter Androsch, takes place in a Viennese psychiatric ward. There’s been no formal announcement of the project, as […]

Like an Egyptian

by Suzanne Calvin

Who isn’t interested in how grand spectacles like AIDA make it from the design table to the stage? Not to mention how you handle the “care and feeding” of vintage costume designs like those for this acclaimed production. Go backstage at the Winspear Opera House and get a better understanding of the role of radiator […]

Raising a Glass to the Fellow Who Raises His Baton

by Suzanne Calvin

The Women’s Board of the Dallas Opera organized a splendid “Toast to Graeme Jenkins” to mark the beginning of his final season as our music director. This marks the Maestro’s 20th season with TDO, so there were plenty of musical memories. I thought it was interesting that the Chorus chose to honor him with a […]