Tag Archives: Aida

Single Tickets for AIDA on Sale September 10th

by Suzanne Calvin

Subscriptions to the upcoming season start for as little as $75 and single tickets this year will go for as little as $19. However, they won’t be available all at the same time. Singles for performances of Verdi’s AIDA, as well as a host of $5 Family Performances and outstanding special recitals, concerts and events, […]

The Bare (or is it Awful?) Truth

by Suzanne Calvin

Did they look something like…this?   Must’ve been a good harvest that year; yes indeed–a very good harvest. “The Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell, while pondering a few questions I tossed out to some of our more imaginative arts writers and reviewers, revived one of his most indelible (in fact, indigestible) opera memories […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell at the Arena di Verona

by Megan Meister

The crowd arriving for the performance at the Arena di Verona. Every opera lover should attend a performance of AIDA once in their lifetime at the Arena di Verona. The sheer spectacle is something out of an old Cecil B. DeMille epic, and if it wasn’t a cast of thousands then it was at least […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

Yesterday afternoon was the first orchestra dress rehearsal for the American premiere of Unsuk Chin’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, in a very imaginative and clever production by OTSL’s artistic director James Robinson.  Particularly considering the fact that this was the first time all the elements were coming together (orchestra, singers, sets and costumes) it went amazingly […]

June at the Dallas Opera

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org) OUR CASUAL SUMMER EVENTS SERIES, “BARITONES & BEACHBALLS” IS SOARING FOR JUNE AT THE DALLAS OPERA ~~~~             DALLAS, MAY 9, 2012 – The Dallas Opera is ready to make your summer one to remember […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

I was in Denton at the University of North Texas on Monday and Tuesday working with some of the very talented students pursuing graduate degrees in voice.  I did this two years ago, and was asked back by Stephen Dubberly and Paula Homer to select this year’s recipient of the bi-annual Winspear Opera Scholarship. It […]

“…And Come Back a Star!”

by Suzanne Calvin

She was the 2005 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” award winner for her Dallas Opera debut in the role of the long-suffering Micaela in “Carmen.” That was half-a-dozen years after winning the 1998 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. And now, with about a day’s notice, Houston-born soprano Latonia Moore made her glorious Metropolitan […]

A Week in the Life – And One to Remember Always!

by Megan Meister

 Latonia Moore taking a solo bow after her triumphant Metroplitan Opera debut as Verdi’s AIDA on the Saturday afternoon radio broadcast, March 3, 2012 This has been an incredibly exciting week.  Saturday night’s final performance of TRISTAN was a triumphant finale to perhaps the most highly praised production at The Dallas Opera in recent memory.   […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

I just heard from friends in New York that Latonia Moore is going to sing tomorrow’s Met radio broadcast of Aida! Latonia was the 1998 winner of the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition and the winner of the 2004 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Award at the Dallas Opera for her unforgettable “Micaela” […]

The Dallas Opera’s 2012-2013 Season “PURSUITS OF PASSION”

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE A GLOBE-TROTTING FOURTH SEASON IN THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE! ~~~~  PURSUITS OF PASSION A TRIO OF PULSE-POUNDING MASTERPIECES BY VERDI, PUCCINI, AND DOMINICK ARGENTO! ~~~~ OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012 AT 7:30 […]