Category Archives: About the show

Specific information about TDO productions and performances

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 […]

Keeping Dancers on Their Toes

by Suzanne Calvin

Choreographer Kenneth von Heidecke has returned to the Dallas Opera to work his magic on our dance-loaded production of AIDA. Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, special contributor to “Dallas Voice” has more on his extraordinary life and remarkable talent — here. (Photo courtesy of…uh…me) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Sneak Peek at AIDA – and TDO’s Awe-Inspiring Set

by Suzanne Calvin

Can’t wait any longer to get a look at the Dallas Opera’s AIDA, opening Friday, October 26th? I don’t blame you a bit for being curious. Fortunately, we were lucky enough to rate a segment on this morning’s “Good Morning Texas” on WFAA-TV with reporter Shannon Powell Hart, featuring several key people–both onstage and off. […]

“Miss Moore, your moment has arrived!”

by Suzanne Calvin

That seems to be what the opera universe has to say about the skyrocketing career of Texas-born Latonia Moore, starring in the Dallas Opera’s AIDA, opening for the first of six performances on October 26th. Hers is a story worthy of a Busby Berkeley or Frank Capra movie — minus the inevitable “Capracorn” — and it’s […]

AIDA Just Weeks Away!

by Suzanne Calvin

We are literally counting the days now until the start of the 2012-2013 “Pursuits of Passion” Season, sponsored by Texas Instruments Foundation. Get details on our opening production below. (Photo of Latonia Moore off-stage at the Met, courtesy of instantencore.com) MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 27, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Suzanne.Calvin@dallasopera.org Or […]

CALL HIM ISMAIL: THE MAN OPERA FORGOT

by Megan Meister

“We are now part of Europe,” stated Ismail the Magnificent, Khedive of Egypt, as he maneuvered his ancient kingdom through the maze of international politics during the 1860s and 1870s. To back up his otherwise incorrect claim, he founded a modern postal system, instituted an expansionist military policy, built an enviable railway system, and oversaw […]

Desperately Seeking Supers

by Suzanne Calvin

  Well, okay, “desperately” may be too strong a word but we’re still signing folks up for the shirtless non-singing roles in AIDA, opening on Friday, October 26th. More details from Carl Hoover at the “Waco Tribune”. Those with perky pecs and awesome abs can apply for a modestly paid role in AIDA right here.  Please note […]