Author Archives: tdoadmin

Megan's Musings Volume 3: Anthony Barrese

by tdoadmin

This month I sat down with conductor Anthony Barrese who was in town conducting our Family Concert which was on Saturday, November 12th. Mr. Barrese was last with the Dallas Opera in 2008 when he conducted Puccini’s Tosca with soprano Catherine Naglestad singing the title role. Ms. Naglestad went on to win the Dallas Opera’s […]

"Arts + Culture" Cerny Interview

by tdoadmin

Run, don’t walk, to find the Gregory Sullivan Isaacs interview with Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny in this month’s issue of “Arts + Culture” magazine. It’s simply one of the best interviews of Keith yet and worth making an effort to find. Among other things, he talks about the technological and cultural […]

Sign Up for Free Tickets to Final "Lucia"

by tdoadmin

You could be the winner of a pair of tickets to the final performance (Sunday, November 6th matinee at 2:00 PM) of the Dallas Opera’s critically acclaimed revival of “Lucia di Lammermoor” in the Winspear Opera House. For details, look to KERA’s “Art and Seek” blog (link below). Good luck! Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & […]

Robert Orth, Opera's "Man of the Hour"

by tdoadmin

He’s having one heck of a career spike. Thanks to Megan for the link to this new article in “Classical Singer” magazine on the extraordinary demand for the extraordinary Robert Orth – who, by the way, will be appearing in the Dallas Opera’s upcoming collaboration with the Dallas Theater Center: Peter Maxwell Davies’ “The Lighthouse,” […]

Dallas Opera's Successful Endowment Campaign

by tdoadmin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF TWO-YEAR, $20 MILLION ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN ~~~~ TDO’S “CULTURAL RENAISSANCE ENDOWMENT FUND” LAUNCHED TWO YEARS AGO WITH $10 MILLION CHALLENGE GRANT FROM ANONYMOUS DONOR ~~~~ KEY SEVEN-FIGURE GIFTS FROM THE HAMON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, MRS. EUGENE MCDERMOTT, AND MARGOT […]

"Raving" Lucia

by tdoadmin

The rave reviews for the Dallas Opera’s revival of “Lucia di Lammermoor” (playing through Sunday, November 6th in the Winspear Opera House) continue to pour in. The latest is from Marilee Vergati of “Dallas Dance Examiner” who found the production “musically rich” as well as well-acted. Read her review here.  (Photo courtesy of Michael L. […]

A Lucia "Firing on All Cylinders"

by tdoadmin

Another rave review for the Dallas Opera season opener, “Lucia di Lammermoor” which continues tonight at the Winspear Opera House at 7:30 PM. Here’s the view from a local critic already well-known to you for the quality of his work:  Olin Chism, writing on special assignment for the “Star-Telegram.” It reads, in part: “Sunday afternoon’s performance displayed top-rank […]