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Megan’s Musings Volume 6: Kevin Moriarty

by tdoadmin

I’m sitting here with Kevin Moriarty, Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center and our Director for The Lighthouse which opens on Friday, March 16th. Kevin is making his Dallas Opera debut as well as this being his first time directing an opera. Download as MP3 (right-click and choose “Save As”) Previously: Volume 5: Jeanne-Michèle […]

Megan’s Musings Volume 5: Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet

by tdoadmin

I’m lucky to be sitting down with American soprano Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet who is in town for our production of Tristan & Isolde which opens on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m. Jeanne-Michèle was last with TDO in our critically acclaimed production of Lohengrin in 2007 where she sang the role of Ortrud. Texas Monthly Associate […]

Inside the Dallas Opera General Director and CEO

by tdoadmin

I hope you caught the Christmas Day article on Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny by respected “Dallas Morning News” business columnist and features writer Cheryl Hall. It has excellent insights into the man now leading this company and clues as to where we may be headed in future seasons. Well worth your […]

One (and Two) for Theater Jones!

by tdoadmin

As the year ends at “Theater Jones,” critic Gregory Sullivan Isaacs selected the Dallas Opera’s 2011 revival of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” as the number one classical music event of the year! However, he admits it was something of a coin toss, as he was just about equally knocked out by our epic production of Modest Mussorgsky’s […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by tdoadmin

Well, you can just imagine my delight (and yes, surprise) when I opened this morning’s Dallas Morning News and read that Scott Cantrell had selected the Dallas Opera production of BORIS GODUNOV as the number one classical music event of 2011! What a wonderful Christmas present for all of us at the Dallas Opera!

2011: The Year That Was

by tdoadmin

The Dallas Opera is ending this year on a high note, three ‘high Cs” in fact: collaboration, as well as a commitment to excellence and community engagement explained by TDO’s Jennifer Schuder in this personal year-end essay for “Theater Jones.” Read. Remember. And above all — enjoy! (Photo of one of the Doctor Miracle casts in rehearsal […]

Frances Bagley Honored

by tdoadmin

It couldn’t happen to a nicer and more talented lady.  No, you won’t find her in this photograph but you will find her in the concept behind this photograph. The Meadows Museum, according to D magazine Arts Editor Peter Simek, has awarded its annual Moss/Chumley Artist Award to the deserving Frances Bagley (who with her husband, […]