Tag Archives: Anna Bolena

From the Desk of Artistic Director, Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

As many of you already know, the Dallas Opera gives fully staged opera performances for school children across North Texas. In 2009, the company gave four performances of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux to an audience of around 12,000 students of various ages, at the same time that we were presenting the opera for our subscription audiences.  […]

Anna Loses Her Head, Again

by Suzanne Calvin

Mark your calendars and set your DVR for “Great Performances at the Met” on KERA, Channel 13, January 20th at 8 PM. The performance in question is the recent David McVicar production of Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena” starring Anna Netrebko in the title role. Here’s more from the PBS website: “The opera, a compelling dramatization of […]

Costello Triumphs (Again) at the Met

by Suzanne Calvin

Tony Tommasini was favorably impressed. With Anna Netrebko as the doomed Ann Boleyn but also with Stephen Costello, reprising the role he sang so beautifully with the Dallas Opera last season: “The tenor Stephen Costello won a hearty ovation for his Riccardo (Lord Percy, Anna’s former lover). This was a big assignment for the gifted […]

Resident Artist – “The Show Must Go On”

by Aaron Blake

I am currently flying on an American Airlines Jet somewhere between New York’s La Guardia Airport and DFW.  All I can say is:  ‘how cool is it that we are able to send and receive emails, surf the net, log on to our netflix accounts and write blog entries all from 30,000 plus feet above […]

Stephen’s Moment to Shine

by Suzanne Calvin

The reviews continue to trickle in for our current productions, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” ending on Sunday and Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena,” which runs through November 14th. Mark-Brian Sonna praises a host of “jaw-dropping and amazing vocal performances” but adds that one is in a class by itself. Get your tickets before they’re gone! Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Media […]