Category Archives: About the show

Specific information about TDO productions and performances

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 […]

FIRST SIGHT Earns Rave Reviews

by Suzanne Calvin

As we always hoped, it was love at FIRST SIGHT. Now, it looks as though pros like Jeanne Prejean of “My Sweet Charity” were equally impressed with this brand-new fashion component to the Dallas Opera’s Opening Weekend. Check out her comments here, as well as the terrific photos she took of the participating designers and […]

Crazy for Carmen

by Suzanne Calvin

It marked her American debut so the pressure was on, but French mezzo-soprano–in two performances last weekend–showed herself more than capable of handling the heat, and generating a few extra gigawatts herself. The reviews are pouring in, including this one from Olin Chism of KERA’s “Art & Seek” who called Sunday’s matinee “a magnificent hello […]

Emmanuel and Chris – My Heroes

by Suzanne Calvin

While it may not seem to be an amazing feat, getting up early for an appearance on WFAA’s “Good Morning Texas,” I know that I didn’t get to bed before three o’clock this morning and I must therefore deduce that our music director and conductor for “Carmen,” Emmanuel Villaume, and stage director Chris Alexander could […]

Opening Weekend Has Begun!

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s here! The new Dallas Opera season kicks off in a whole new way tomorrow morning with the inaugural edition of FIRST SIGHT, a reception, fashion show and luncheon sponsored by J.P. Morgan. And that’s just the beginning of what should be a truly landmark weekend. Read on and start planning your picnic now. FOR […]

The Dallas Opera Presents “Carmen” Oct 25-Nov 10

by Suzanne Calvin

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Suzanne.Calvin@dallasopera.org Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 Megan.Meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE COMPANY’S SPECTACULAR 2013-2014 SEASON OPENER: GEORGES BIZET’S COLORFUL, SENSUAL MASTERPIECE CARMEN LIBRETTO BY HENRI MEILHAC AND LUDOVIC HALÉVY BASED ON THE NOVELLA BY PROSPER MÉRIMÉE ~~~~ STARRING FRENCH […]

The Dallas Opera Global Simulcast of “Death and the Powers”

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, Virginia, we’re going global — on February 16, 2014. Read all about it in the release posted below and let your friends in target cities know, so they can mark their calendars now. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Suzanne.Calvin@dallasopera.org Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 Megan.Meister@dallasopera.org National Press Representation: Kirshbaum […]

Falling Headfirst Into the Arts

by Suzanne Calvin

With a new school year getting underway, it’s the perfect time to work a little culture into your fall family plans. Check out a few of the easily affordable options below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 26, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org A Fall Filled With Enchanting Tales TDO […]

Nailed It

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s always gratifying when people “get it;” i.e. the rationale behind the construction of the Dallas Opera seasons over a multi-year period. It’s clear that Yahoo! Network Contributor Eric McKeever (who is himself a professional opera singer as well as an arts writer) understands the course we’re on when he writes: “International singers and innovative […]