Monthly Archives: March 2013

Fondly Remembered

by Suzanne Calvin

This year’s Juanita and Henry S. Miller Founders Award Luncheon presented by the Women’s Board of the Dallas Opera was especially poignant, due to the untimely and unexpected passing of Vance Miller just days before. Here’s a lovely write-up from Jeanne Prejean on her site, “My Sweet Charity,” with all the details. (Top photo, Jolie […]

April at the Dallas Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

April is just around the corner, bringing with it warmer temperatures and exciting days and nights of opera! Here’s the rundown for the entire month, which includes two mainstage productions and a free Dallas Opera Cowboys Stadium Simulcast! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org […]

Kinda Nice to be Noticed

by Suzanne Calvin

Actually, it’s very nice that classical music writer/critic Wayne Lee Gay at D Magazine’s “Front Row” blog took special notice of the adventurous 2013-2014 Season announced just last month at an event at Cowboys Stadium. Read his take on it here. (Photo of  composer/inventor Tod Machover courtesy of CSMonitor.com) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

Presenting America’s Favorite Mezzo

by Suzanne Calvin

A very personal interview with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, arriving in Dallas to headline our Spring Gala and for rehearsals for the 25th anniversary production of Dominick Argento’s THE ASPERN PAPERS — her long-awaited Dallas Opera debut. Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of Theater Jones gets the answers…and then some. Read it here. (Photo courtesy of Dario Acosta) […]

A “Dangerous” Experiment

by Suzanne Calvin

(So easy, a child could do it!  Photo by Karen Almond, Dallas Opera, at Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of The Magic Flute Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. I’m referring to supertitles, of course. The once fiery controversy has largely faded, as supertitled or subtitled opera has become the norm rather than the exception […]

More Than 10K Sign Up for Opera Stadium Simulcast

by Suzanne Calvin

Above the ten thousand mark, and counting. Today we reported reaching our first official milestone in connection with the upcoming April 13th Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of Puccini’s TURANDOT. Sponsored by The Dallas Foundation, everything is free from the parking to your seat — unless you decide to hit the concession stands (in which case, you’re […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director, Jonathan Pell – NYC – 4

by Jonathan Pell

Thursday’s auditions were extremely productive and I heard most of the singers currently involved in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Program, as well as some of the singers from the Juilliard Opera Center. It is a day like this that makes me really sad that we aren’t able to do more productions because there […]

The Last of the Great Italian Operas

by Wayne Lee Gay

Audience members in Milan, Italy, attending the world premiere of Turandot on the evening of April 25, 1926, knew full well they were viewing the end of one composer’s output; Puccini had been laid to rest some seventeen months earlier with the sort of pomp and national outpouring reserved in Italy for her greatest composers. […]