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From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, San Diego

by tdoadmin

Last night I attended a performance in San Diego of Ildebrando Pizzetti’s ASSASSINIO NELLA CATEDRALE which had its premiere at La scala in 1958, and was based on T. S. Eliot’s verse drama MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL. Created for the great Italian bass Nicola Rossi Lemeni, it has been rarely revived in the more than […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Chicago

by tdoadmin

Thursday morning I flew to Chicago for a weekday matinee of Puccini’s LA BOHEME, starring Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Elizabeth Futral and Lucas Meachum. The production was borrowed from the San Francisco Opera (which was also seen in Dallas in 1998) with scenery by Tony Award winning designer Michael Yeargan.  Michael, who was born and […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – DC II

by tdoadmin

After a day of meetings, I attended a free concert at the Kennedy Center at 6:00 p.m. with some of the singers from the Washington National Opera’s young artists program and three of the cover singers who had been engaged to stand by for the current productions playing in repertory. The Kennedy Center sponsors these […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – DC I

by tdoadmin

It is cold and rainy in Washington DC and none of the famous cherry trees are in bloom yet (although the annual festival is next week) so I am disappointed. Saturday afternoon when I arrived I heard six of the eight singers in the Washington National Opera’s young artist program, and there were two of […]

THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT Puccini’s Final Masterpiece TURANDOT

by tdoadmin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 14, 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 PRESENT GIACOMO PUCCINI’S FINAL MASTERPIECE TURANDOT LIBRETTO BY GIUSEPPE ADAMI AND RENATO SIMONI, BASED ON THE CARLO GOZZI FABLE ~~~~ STARRING AMERICAN SOPRANO LISE LINDSTROM IN HER DALLAS OPERA DEBUT AS PRINCESS […]

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

by tdoadmin

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 […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – NYC 3

by tdoadmin

Other than the blustery arctic winds, today was a perfect day in New York. Today’s auditions resulted in my discovering two really fine singers, and a few others that might prove interesting. The second singer of the morning (I usually start at 10:00 a.m.) was a gifted young baritone still at Juilliard named Tobias Greenhalgh, […]

The Dallas Opera Guild Presents The 25th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

by tdoadmin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org The Dallas Opera Guild Presents The 25th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition ~~~~~ Honoring Katherine and Michael Phillips ~~~~~ SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013 The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House At the AT&T Performing Arts Center 2403 […]