Monthly Archives: February 2013

Original or Familiar – It’s all art and it’s all new

by Suzanne Calvin

(Image from LA Opera’s world premiere production of “Il Postino”) Decisions, Decisions. How do the chief executives of major performing arts organizations grapple with the task of advancing the art form and attracting audiences at the same time? Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Tuesday March 5th in a free “Conversation with […]

It Was the Best of Times

by Suzanne Calvin

…and the Best of Times. In fact, the always fascinating TACA Silver Cup Awards was especially gratifying for representatives of the Dallas Opera this year, who heard first-hand the plaudits of Dallas media icon Lee Cullum. However, reading about it on Jeanne Prejean’s MY SWEET CHARITY comes pretty darn close; we’re very proud! (photo of […]

Cowboys Stadium Simulcast – Saturday, April 13th

by Suzanne Calvin

No, the “lady” on the horse isn’t Princess Turandot (image courtesy of WB Classics from “What’s Opera, Doc?) but there is a connection you’ll find in the release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COWBOYS STADIUM, PROUDLY […]

The 2013-14 Season Line Up – “By Love Transformed”

by Suzanne Calvin

(Hal Cazalet as Nicholas in “Death and the Powers,” photo courtesy of Jill Steinberg)   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AN INSPIRED FIFTH SEASON IN THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE! BY LOVE TRANSFORMED FOUR […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – NYC 3

by Jonathan Pell

Other than the blustery arctic winds, today was a perfect day in New York. Today’s auditions resulted in my discovering two really fine singers, and a few others that might prove interesting. The second singer of the morning (I usually start at 10:00 a.m.) was a gifted young baritone still at Juilliard named Tobias Greenhalgh, […]

The Dallas Opera Guild Presents The 25th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org The Dallas Opera Guild Presents The 25th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition ~~~~~ Honoring Katherine and Michael Phillips ~~~~~ SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013 The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House At the AT&T Performing Arts Center 2403 […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – NYC Day 2

by Jonathan Pell

Yesterday’s auditions went quite smoothly, and I heard almost fifty singers. I was in the new Opera Center facility at the Opera America offices, which just opened a few months ago. It has always amazed me and my colleagues around the country how difficult it has been to find a decent venue in which to […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – NYC Day 1

by Jonathan Pell

I am in New York this week for auditions and to attend some performances at the Metropolitan Opera. Saturday night was a generally lackluster CARMEN at the Met, but with some wonderful singing, most notably Dwayne Croft’s “Escamillo” (a role which he will be singing to open The Dallas Opera’s 2013 season in October) and […]