Author Archives: tdoadmin

A Picture Worth "The Column"

by tdoadmin

Writing for “John Garcia’s THE COLUMN” and “Pegasus News,” Mark-Brian Sonna was wowed from the moment the curtain went up last Friday night on “Lucia di Lammermoor”: “As the curtain rises the audience holds its breath. Before us is a scene straight out of Rembrandt Painting. Granted, Rembrandt is Dutch and the Opera takes place […]

It Was Certainly "Oh So"!

by tdoadmin

FIRST NIGHT was definitely an opening night celebration to remember, from the fabulous food and drink to the sumptuous gowns.  Get a taste of it all from “Oh So Cynthia”…the blog about the “hottest events and coolest people in Dallas.” You can access it right here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

TDO Debut "One for the Ages"

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Pulitzer-nominated critic Wayne Lee Gay was clearly knocked out by our season opening performance of “Lucia di Lammermoor.” And he declared Elena Mosuc’s company debut in the title role as an indicator that she is ”likely to enter the ranks of the great artists of our time.”  Read more of Wayne’s review here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

What's in Your Picnic Basket?

by tdoadmin

Whether you are planning to come down to the Arts District this evening (Friday, October 21st) for the free Plazacast at the Center (sponsored by the Dallas Opera and the AT&T Performing Arts Center) located in Sammons Park in front of the Winspear Opera House, or, sitting home wondering why you aren’t taking advantage of this […]

Dallas Voice "Best Bet"

by tdoadmin

And you’d best believe it. Opening Night of the Season tonight, including a free, outdoor Plazacast (with subtitles) on the lawn in front of the Winspear (bring a blanket and picnic basket), 6 PM red carpet arrivals and fashion show with specially designed coutoure gowns inspired by each of the operas in our “Tragic Obsessions” […]

Scott Cantrell's Latest

by tdoadmin

I’m thinking that the analogy between the political chaos that is the setting for Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and Keith Cerny’s situation as General Director and CEO of the Dallas Opera might be a bit of a stretch (or what we in the opera world term, “artistic license”); nevertheless, the “Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic gives us […]

"Out of the Opera Box"

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Gregory Sullivan Isaacs never takes his job lightly, even when reviewing a production specifically designed for the pre-teen set. Here is his take for “Theater Jones” on the Dallas Opera’s new production of Georges Bizet’s youthful operetta, ”Doctor Miracle,” and its talented ensemble cast selected from area university programs.  Read the review here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media […]

And If You Didn't Catch This Earlier

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Nancy Churnin of “The Dallas Morning News” had a terrific piece on the people behind the Dallas Opera’s new children’s production of Georges Bizet’s “Doctor Miracle” (next performance, tonight at 7:30 at the Dallas Children’s Theater; tickets $12). Nancy obviously gets the company’s commitment to arts education and the need to support developing young artists, […]