Tag Archives: Art and Seek Initiative

Heggie at Cafe Madrid

by Suzanne Calvin

For a handful of select local media, it was a fascinating inside look at the process (and the ticking clock) that accompanies a world premiere. Renowned composer Jake Heggie — hard at work on orchestrations for “Moby-Dick,” which will have its world premiere at the Dallas Opera in late April — is back in Dallas and […]

"Smile, when you call me that."

by tdoadmin

I have to say, we got a huge laugh yesterday out of “New York” magazine’s short-but-sweet take on The Dallas Opera luring our new general director, “lovable” George Steel, away from Gotham City. “Damn you, Texas” it reads, with stereotypical cowpoke graphics (Where is Randolph Scott when we need him?). KERA’s Jerome Weeks, principal arts […]

“Smile, when you call me that.”

by Suzanne Calvin

I have to say, we got a huge laugh yesterday out of “New York” magazine’s short-but-sweet take on The Dallas Opera luring our new general director, “lovable” George Steel, away from Gotham City. “Damn you, Texas” it reads, with stereotypical cowpoke graphics (Where is Randolph Scott when we need him?). KERA’s Jerome Weeks, principal arts […]

Seattle: America's Opera Capital?

by tdoadmin

Don’t look at me — I just report what I read. On a per capita basis, it may actually be true that Seattle is KING. And, in terms of enthusiasm for the art form, Seattle certainly ranks high; however, I’m not sure you can make the case that Seattle Opera fans are bigger operaphiles than […]

Seattle: America’s Opera Capital?

by Suzanne Calvin

Don’t look at me — I just report what I read. On a per capita basis, it may actually be true that Seattle is KING. And, in terms of enthusiasm for the art form, Seattle certainly ranks high; however, I’m not sure you can make the case that Seattle Opera fans are bigger operaphiles than […]

KERA’s First Impressions

by Suzanne Calvin

General Director George Steel and Dallas Opera Chairman Jay Marshall hosted a casually informative box lunch this week for members of the local media, principally music critics and arts writers.  Rather than share my own very favorable impressions, let me link you to the thoughts shared by Anne Bothwell, Director of KERA’s bold “Art and […]

KERA's First Impressions

by tdoadmin

General Director George Steel and Dallas Opera Chairman Jay Marshall hosted a casually informative box lunch this week for members of the local media, principally music critics and arts writers.  Rather than share my own very favorable impressions, let me link you to the thoughts shared by Anne Bothwell, Director of KERA’s bold “Art and […]