Author Archives: Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera’s “Die tote Stadt” Opens March 21

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s that rarest of rarities…an opera that has only been experienced in a handful of cities across the U.S. since its celebrated 1920 double world premiere!  Die tote Stadt (“The Dead City”) comes to the Dallas Opera stage in a limited engagement, beginning March 21st.  Read on for details.

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs on Korngold and “Die tote Stadt”

by Suzanne Calvin

Even if it were NOT our next mainstage opera, opening March 21st in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, this three-minute exploration of “Die tote Stadt” and its composer by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Senior Classical Music Critic for “Theater Jones” is well worth a listen!   Enjoy — and share! Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media […]

Mardi Byers Sings Dual Role in “Die tote Stadt”

by Suzanne Calvin

A cast change for the Dallas Opera’s upcoming production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s “Die tote Stadt” puts an exciting American soprano in the dual role of Marie/Marietta. Critically acclaimed American soprano Mardi Byers as Marie/Marietta, has replaced Danish soprano Ann Petersen. 

Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum explore Korngold

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s a panel discussion next week that shouldn’t be missed! The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum are the proud partners of what promises to be an extraordinary panel discussion on the life, the work and the legacy of exiled twentieth-century composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Details follow.

DEATH AND THE POWERS at The Dallas Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

Looking for the lowdown on the Dallas Opera’s upcoming presentation of “Death and the Powers”?  The Global Interactive Simulcast?  Wild lobby displays and cool apps?  

The Scott Cantrell Seal of Approval

by Suzanne Calvin

“No opera ever composed has music more gorgeous, more sumptuous, than Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. This is, after all, music by the man who later became famous for scores for movies including “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex,” “The Sea Hawk” and “Of Human Bondage.” Thus writes […]

Ian Bostridge at City Performance Hall

by Suzanne Calvin

All I can tell you is, people came up to us afterwards telling us they wanted to buy tickets–immediately–to whatever was scheduled next. The reviewers revealed generally favorable reactions to the “imaginative” program and a few quibbles with the way we presented the artist. Read on to get Classical Music Critic Gregory Sullivan Isaac’s perspective for […]