Category Archives: About the show

Specific information about TDO productions and performances

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 […]

The Other Conductor Backstage

by Suzanne Calvin

I’d been waiting eagerly for this one and then it slipped past me in the whirlwind end of season. But it’s well worth a leisurely read to learn more about the Dallas Opera’s talented Chorus Master, Alexander Rom. Here’s “Theater Jones” take on the man and his musicianship. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

Behind the Scenes with the (Chorus) Master

by Suzanne Calvin

Another great read on “Theater Jones,” as Gregory Sullivan Isaacs looks behind the scenes with Dallas Opera Chorus Master Alexander Rom in this engaging interview. If you haven’t experienced the subtle, wonderful chorus work in THE ASPERN PAPERS, you have one more chance remaining. Tickets are still available for the final performance on Sunday afternoon […]

The Return of Captain Ahab

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s not too late to get your tickets for tonight’s world premiere of Jake Heggie’s “Ahab Symphony” expanding on ideas the composer explored in his critically acclaimed 2010 Dallas Opera world premiere, “Moby-Dick.” The new work, written for the UNT Symphony Orchestra and featuring the UNT Grand Chorus and tenor soloist Richard Croft, will be […]

The Case for The Aspern Papers

by Suzanne Calvin

You get an analysis, as well as a sterling review, from Classical Music Critic Anne Midgette of “The Washington Post” in this piece on the Dallas Opera’s current production of Dominick Argento’s 1988 opera, THE ASPERN PAPERS, based on a novella by Henry James. Ms. Midgette writes: “This score offers music of nostalgia: lush outbursts […]

Gunn’s Blazing

by Suzanne Calvin

“Nathan Gunn is the whole package. He possesses a natural and magnificent baritone voice that is even from top to bottom. Although it sounds like he just woke up one morning and could sing perfectly, there is a secure technique behind his obviously God-given abilities. Further, his performances are uniformly consistent and his acting ability […]

Places to Go and Things to Do

by Suzanne Calvin

Liz Johnstone at D magazine serves up a reminder that tonight marks one of the few remaining performances of THE ASPERN PAPERS, which has critics grasping for superlatives. She writes: “In a crumbling house on Lake Como, an aging opera diva and her niece live in relative seclusion until their solitude is interrupted by a […]