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Villaume Joins TDO as Music Director – The Media Reacts

by Suzanne Calvin

To be perfectly honest, we’re not entirely sure how many news outlets and organizations covered the appointment of French-born Maestro Emmanuel Villaume as the new music director of the Dallas Opera (only the third person to assume that role in our 56-year history) but it was too many to count during this busy season wrap-up. […]

The Critics, Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

Time to begin a new page of reviews, I think, and we’ll start with Katie Womack’s smart assessment of “La traviata,” being performed tonight, as well as April 21st, 27th and 29th (matinee) in the Winspear. Ms. Womack writes in this week’s issue of the “Observer”: “Lead by strong vocal and instrumental performances and underscored by a stunning […]

“Pursuits of Passion” in 2012-2013

by Suzanne Calvin

The opinions from pundit-ville are rolling in, regarding the Dallas Opera’s upcoming “Pursuits of Passion” Season. From Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell at “The Dallas Morning News” we get both news and analysis — click here. Other interesting folk weighing-in, including Arnold Wayne Jones at “Dallas Voice,” available here, Jerome Weeks at KERA’s “Art and […]

Another Great Reason to Subscribe

by Suzanne Calvin

And her name is Patricia Racette. She will be the featured star of the upcoming Dallas Opera Patron Appreciation Recital on November 9th and there is still time to subscribe and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to hear Racette performing her one-woman Cabaret Evening. Reviews of her interpretations of gorgeous song standards have been […]

Best in a Lifetime!

by Suzanne Calvin

Wow. We not only made Mark-Brian Sonna’s Top Ten List for the year just ended, we redefined the role of Don Giovanni for a generation, presented “our new Pavarotti” in two outstanding works and gave this critic one of the most memorable theatrical experiences of his entire life!  Given what a critic experiences year-in and year-out, that’s quite […]

The Reviews are IN! Part Four

by Suzanne Calvin

“With a successful new Otello,” writes ConcertoNet’s Paul Wooley, “a new house, and a new fervor from the city’s residents, Dallas Opera has without question joined the ranks of the elite houses in the country.” Read the rest of his very detailed review of the opening night performance here.  We also got our first taste […]