Monthly Archives: February 2013

Focus on the Family, Opera-Style

by Suzanne Calvin

Our latest family concert earned the applause of at least one North Texas critic.  Here’s the report from Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones” about a recent Saturday afternoon mix of “ooos and arias” conducted by Maestro Anthony Barrese and featuring two up-and-coming bright young stars. (Photo of Anthony Barrese courtesy of operasouthwest.org) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

TDO Announces 2013/2014 Season “BY LOVE TRANSFORMED”

by Megan Meister

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 MASTERPIECES THAT DEFIED CONVENTIONS BY BIZET, MACHOVER, KORNGOLD AND ROSSINI ~~~~ OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, OCTOBER […]

TDO, in Partnership with Cowboys Stadium, Proudly Announces TDO 2013 Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of TURANDOT

by Megan Meister

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 ANNOUNCES A SECOND LANDMARK PUBLIC EVENT: THE DALLAS OPERA’S 2013 COWBOYS STADIUM SIMULCAST! ~~~~ PUCCINI’S “TURANDOT” LIVE! Plus the World’s Largest Cartoon Screening Of the Warner Brothers 1957 Classic […]

Very Cool Indeed – Jack O’Brien set to direct GREAT SCOTT

by Megan Meister

We here at the Dallas Opera couldn’t agree more with what Dallas Morning News reporter Michael Granberry had to say about us hiring Tony Award Winning Director Jack O’Brien to direct Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s 2015-2016 World Premiere of Great Scott starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. “Very cool news: the Dallas Opera makes a brilliant […]

Grateful to TACA – Most Grateful Indeed

by Suzanne Calvin

The phenomenally generous folks at TACA have done it again, distributing $1.2 million in grant awards to a host of eager and needy performing arts organizations (I mean, what arts organization isn’t feeling the pinch these days?), including the Dallas Opera, which received the largest award bestowed that night: $110,000. General Director and CEO Keith […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Minneapolis

by Megan Meister

Doubt, Father Flynn (Matthew Worth) must defend his name after a suspicious Sister Aloysius (Christine Brewer) accuses him of sexually abusing an altar boy. (Minnesota Opera) Welcome to balmy Minneapolis/Saint Paul where the high today was -1 and the low tonight will be 18 degrees below zero! Why did I fly up here? To attend […]