Tag Archives: Aida

Like an Egyptian

by Suzanne Calvin

Who isn’t interested in how grand spectacles like AIDA make it from the design table to the stage? Not to mention how you handle the “care and feeding” of vintage costume designs like those for this acclaimed production. Go backstage at the Winspear Opera House and get a better understanding of the role of radiator […]

Aida sings Rachmaninoff, Puccini, Tchaikovsky…

by Suzanne Calvin

Tonight at 8:00 at the University of North Texas Murchison Performing Arts Center, renowned soprano Latonia Moore (currently dazzling critics and audiences in the title role of the Dallas Opera’s Aida) will do one of the many things she does best: stepping in for an ailing singer. As she did earlier this year at the […]

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

TDO: For All of North Texas

by Suzanne Calvin

  It’s always particularly appreciated when people make an effort to attend a Dallas Opera performance, and doubly so when they come from out of town. A group from the Sulphur Springs Symphony League will attend our matinee performance of AIDA this Sunday and, evidently, they’re already making mental preparations. More on the story from […]

Repeating with Emphasis!

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s a good week to stop, check your calendars again, and make sure you’re not missing out on any of the terrific opera-tunities available to you in the weeks and months ahead. Here’s a rundown from “Culture Map Dallas” and Elaine Liner. (Photo of Latonia Moore as Aida and Nadia Krasteva as Amneris by Karen […]

“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 […]

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. […]