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Dallas Opera’s National Anthem Competition

by Suzanne Calvin

Now’s your chance to sing in front of a crowd at AT&T Stadium! Just in time for the 200th Anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce a brand-new competition designed to encourage the inner opera diva – or divo – in you! The “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?” National Anthem […]

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 […]

Are You Ready for the Simulcast?

by Suzanne Calvin

At this point, Friday night looks as though it will be a bit chilly but dry — perfect weather to enjoy a free evening of opera on the lawn at Klyde Warren Park, connecting Downtown and Uptown. Get a sneak peek from this report on WFAA and then make your plans to attend the Dallas […]

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 […]

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. […]

Girl’s Night at the Met

by Suzanne Calvin

Those rambunctious Valkyries take center stage tonight on “Great Performances” (8:00 pm on KERA, Channel 13) but I, for one, will have my eye on tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund. Here’s a taste of what we can expect before the evening is done. The controversial machine that dominates the Robert Lepage production is…mmm…interesting. Some of the same […]

Great Expectations, Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

May I leave work early? Please? I want to have my cat, my iced tea, my libretto, my program notes, and my ottoman in place for tonight’s airing of Robert Lepage’s controversial and acclaimed new production of Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” on the PBS series “Great Performances” airing on KERA, Channel 13 at 8 p.m. our time.  […]

Time for a New Medea in Dallas?

by Suzanne Calvin

The stories about the Dallas Opera’s 1950s productions of Luigi Cherubini’s “Medea” are the stuff of legend. One enterprising blogger–Crewmantle of the opera site, COMMANDOpera–thinks it’s time to tackle that formidable piece once more and he’d very much like to see it come together right here in Dallas. I’ll link to the story, while encouraging your […]

It is Drawing Nigh

by Suzanne Calvin

I don’t think I have ever typed the words “drawing nigh” in my life, but here we are, just two days away from what appears to be one of the largest opera simulcasts in American history. It’s happening Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, presented by The Dallas Foundation, and Sandie Newton of KTVT CBS-11 […]

Theater Jones Videos: To The Lighthouse, Parts 2 and 3

by Suzanne Calvin

The fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the Dallas Opera’s new production of THE LIGHTHOUSE continues to capture our attention at Theater Jones! Here’s Part Two  followed by Part Three of the ongoing series. Kudos to Producer/Editor Emily Trube, Reporter Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, videographer Eric Shaddix, and Michael Warner. Tickets are available for this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon at […]