Category Archives: General Opera

opera items related to opera in general, not necessarily TDO

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 […]

Meet the Next General Manager of the Met

by Suzanne Calvin

Not that there’s a vacancy at the top of the pyramid. However, there’s no doubt that this young man feels ready to tackle the opera world and he’s already making quite a name for himself. Read on in this feature from “The Christian Science Monitor.” (Photo by Whitney Eulich for the Monitor) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

Never Forget

by Suzanne Calvin

Unofficial word out of Vienna today that to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 25th, a new opera focusing on the murders of children by the Nazi regime will premiere–in Austria’s Parliament. The work, by composer Peter Androsch, takes place in a Viennese psychiatric ward. There’s been no formal announcement of the project, as […]

“Get Out There – and Come Back a Star!”

by Suzanne Calvin

  Frankly, she was already an internationally acclaimed star but, nevertheless, there is a marvelous Busby Berkeley ”42nd Street” quality to the now-legendary Metropolitan Opera debut of soprano Latonia Moore, who stepped into the title role of Aida without a single onstage rehearsal — and for an international radio broadcast. Get all that and more in Gregory […]

Tod Machover, Musical Genius and “Mad Scientist”

by Suzanne Calvin

“And other times, my hair is this big.” Admittedly, he does have that 1930s black-and-white cinema mad scientist hairdo, no doubt inspired by the real life Albert Einstein. But there’s nothing remotely scary about cutting-edge composer and MIT Media Lab legend Tod Machover, who came to Dallas this week for an enthusiastic ”Composing Conversation” with Art&Seek producer-reporter […]