Category Archives: General Opera

opera items related to opera in general, not necessarily TDO

14,000 Attend 2nd Dallas Opera Cowboys Stadium Simulcast

by Suzanne Calvin

Even when you’ve seen as much opera as we have, there’s no doubt that an event like the one held last Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium is extraordinary–by any yardstick you measure it with. The release below contains the attendance/request numbers which, although impressive, barely begin to tell the tale of this night’s impact on […]

Heroic Musicianship

by Suzanne Calvin

There are many “Holy Grails” in the world of music ranging from places where important works were first premiered to the instruments upon which they were composed to the autograph scores themselves. But there’s also a little corner of intense musical interest in an ensemble that was probably more fashionable than formidable in their musical […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – DC I

by Jonathan Pell

It is cold and rainy in Washington DC and none of the famous cherry trees are in bloom yet (although the annual festival is next week) so I am disappointed. Saturday afternoon when I arrived I heard six of the eight singers in the Washington National Opera’s young artist program, and there were two of […]

Presenting America’s Favorite Mezzo

by Suzanne Calvin

A very personal interview with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, arriving in Dallas to headline our Spring Gala and for rehearsals for the 25th anniversary production of Dominick Argento’s THE ASPERN PAPERS — her long-awaited Dallas Opera debut. Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of Theater Jones gets the answers…and then some. Read it here. (Photo courtesy of Dario Acosta) […]

TDO Announces 2013/2014 Season “BY LOVE TRANSFORMED”

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AN INSPIRED FIFTH SEASON IN THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE! BY LOVE TRANSFORMED FOUR MASTERPIECES THAT DEFIED CONVENTIONS BY BIZET, MACHOVER, KORNGOLD AND ROSSINI ~~~~ OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, OCTOBER […]

TDO, in Partnership with Cowboys Stadium, Proudly Announces TDO 2013 Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of TURANDOT

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COWBOYS STADIUM, PROUDLY ANNOUNCES A SECOND LANDMARK PUBLIC EVENT: THE DALLAS OPERA’S 2013 COWBOYS STADIUM SIMULCAST! ~~~~ PUCCINI’S “TURANDOT” LIVE! Plus the World’s Largest Cartoon Screening Of the Warner Brothers 1957 Classic […]

Looking Ahead

by Suzanne Calvin

Putting the holidays behind us (and, indeed, a fine time was enjoyed by all!), area critics are looking ahead to the spring performance season, including classical music writer Wayne Lee Gay at the Front Row, “D Magazine’s” arts blog. And it seems that high on Wayne’s list is our upcoming production of Puccini’s “Turandot.” Read […]

Inside the Mind of Jake Heggie

by Suzanne Calvin

There are few things in the world of journalism more satisfying than a great interview and there’s a great interview with composer Jake Heggie in “The Cornell Daily Sun” conducted over the phone by Danyoung Kim. Jake and librettist Gene Scheer are going to be on campus for a master class and panel discussion. One […]