Category Archives: About the show

Specific information about TDO productions and performances

Heggie and Scheer’s MOBY-DICK Returns to TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s the return of the White Whale and the crew in pursuit of him: MOBY-DICK at the Dallas Opera — again — in 2016.  This time, conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 4, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Celeste Hart 214.443.1072 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD […]

Dallas Opera’s “Die tote Stadt” Opens March 21

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s that rarest of rarities…an opera that has only been experienced in a handful of cities across the U.S. since its celebrated 1920 double world premiere!  Die tote Stadt (“The Dead City”) comes to the Dallas Opera stage in a limited engagement, beginning March 21st.  Read on for details.

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs on Korngold and “Die tote Stadt”

by Suzanne Calvin

Even if it were NOT our next mainstage opera, opening March 21st in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, this three-minute exploration of “Die tote Stadt” and its composer by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Senior Classical Music Critic for “Theater Jones” is well worth a listen!   Enjoy — and share! Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media […]

Mardi Byers Sings Dual Role in “Die tote Stadt”

by Suzanne Calvin

A cast change for the Dallas Opera’s upcoming production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s “Die tote Stadt” puts an exciting American soprano in the dual role of Marie/Marietta. Critically acclaimed American soprano Mardi Byers as Marie/Marietta, has replaced Danish soprano Ann Petersen. 

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 […]