Category Archives: About the show

Specific information about TDO productions and performances

Lise Lindstrom Charms WFAA’s Audience

by Suzanne Calvin

Great introduction to Puccini’s TURANDOT, opening this Friday evening in the Winspear at 7:30 p.m., when the Princess herself stopped by WFAA’s Victory Park Studios for an interview on today’s “Good Morning Texas.” Enjoy her appearance right here and get those tickets today — time is running out! Call 214.443.1000 or visit dallasopera.org. And here’s […]

Kelbert Taylor, R.I. P.

by Suzanne Calvin

Kelbert Taylor, 3rd bassonist/contrabassonist for the Dallas Opera, who contributed to many, many performances at our company in the past two decades, passed away this week. We are told that services for Kelbert will be held tomorrow: Friday, March 29, 10:00 a.m. at The Village Church, 3877 Walnut Hill Ln. 75229 (east of Marsh). All […]

The Dallas Opera’s New Production of THE ASPERN PAPERS

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org TDO IS THRILLED TO COMMEMORATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1988 DALLAS OPERA WORLD PREMIERE OF DOMINICK ARGENTO’S THE ASPERN PAPERS WITH A NEW PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY TIM ALBERY BASED ON A NOVELLA BY HENRY JAMES ~~~~ STARRING […]

Henry James: Stories of Style and Substance

by Olin Chism

The writer Henry James once claimed to be “unlyrical, unmusical, unrhythmical, and unmanageable.” It’s remarkable, then, that his fiction has inspired operas by several prominent composers: Dominick Argento (The Aspern Papers), Benjamin Britten (The Turn of the Screw and Owen Wingrave), Douglas Moore (The Wings of the Dove) and Thomas Pasatieri (Washington Square). Why did […]

April at the Dallas Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

April is just around the corner, bringing with it warmer temperatures and exciting days and nights of opera! Here’s the rundown for the entire month, which includes two mainstage productions and a free Dallas Opera Cowboys Stadium Simulcast! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org […]

The Last of the Great Italian Operas

by Wayne Lee Gay

Audience members in Milan, Italy, attending the world premiere of Turandot on the evening of April 25, 1926, knew full well they were viewing the end of one composer’s output; Puccini had been laid to rest some seventeen months earlier with the sort of pomp and national outpouring reserved in Italy for her greatest composers. […]

The Word is Out!

by Suzanne Calvin

Sara Heaton and Hal Cazalet in Death and the Powers. Photo by Paula Aguilera The word is out, about the Dallas Opera’s once-secret plans to bring Tod Machover’s groundbreaking “Death and the Powers” to the Winspear stage in 2014. Nope, we haven’t announced our next season, but the National Endowment for the Arts has announced its grant […]

AIDA – Still Making Waves

by Suzanne Calvin

…in all the right directions. Latonia Moore’s performance in the title role has been universally acclaimed as “one for the ages.” But the strength of the other key principal roles has been noticed as well, as in Arts Editor Terry Mathews assessment of Antonello Palombi’s Radames: ” From the moment he began Celeste Aïda, Palombi […]

Second Wave for AIDA

by Suzanne Calvin

  The reviews continue to roll in for the Dallas Opera’s Season Opener: AIDA, featuring an incredible ensemble cast and starring soprano Latonia Moore in the title role. Olin Chism reviewed for the “Star-Telegram” and found much to praise about the singing and more: “This was one Aida that was firing on all cylinders. Conductor […]

AIDA – The First Wave

by Suzanne Calvin

The first reviews are out, regarding the Dallas Opera’s spectacular season opener: Verdi’s AIDA with soprano Latonia Moore in the title role. Wayne Lee Gay of D Magazine’s “FrontRow” blog wrote that Miss Moore “simply astounded with a voice that was equally powerful–and clearly capable of subtle effect–from top to bottom.” Read more of Wayne’s […]