Tag Archives: Art and Seek

Callas Nominations Announced

by Suzanne Calvin

Oh, you lucky renewing subscribers! Those of you who have already renewed for the “Tragic Obsessions” Season (2011-2012) of the Dallas Opera have the extraordinary opportunity — and responsibility, to be frank — to sift through a season of outstanding debut performances and determine which one made the strongest impression on you. In other words, […]

A Luminous Night at the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

UNVEIL: the Dallas Opera’s 2011 Gala, chaired by Jessica Jesse, brought us the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s new song cycle, A Question of Light, in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art. The reviews are now trickling in: Olin Chism at KERA’s “Art and Seek” blog says it was obvious that the audience […]

Dallas Opera Chamber Series

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s official!  We are launching a new chamber opera series in March of 2012 with a Dallas Opera production of Peter Maxwell Davies’ THE LIGHTHOUSE, conducted by the second woman guest conductor in our history and staged by Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty in his opera debut!  And did I mention where this […]

The Critics Speak, Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

Heads rolled and the reviews are already rolling in for the Dallas Opera’s final installment of the famed Tudor Trilogy, “Anna Bolena” (Anne Boleyn) which opened this past weekend. Up first was “Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell who praised the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Music Director Graeme Jenkins but found flaws in […]

The Critics Speak, Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

We will, of course, talk more about the amazing simulcast on Friday night, but for those of you pondering whether to dash to this afternoon’s matinee of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” I thought I should start getting the reviews up on the site. Here’s what Wayne Gay of D magazine’s “FrontRow” blog had to say about […]

Three Men on a Commission

by Suzanne Calvin

For those of you who couldn’t get enough of last spring’s world premiere production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s MOBY-DICK, the duo have been commissioned again (their first collaboration since M-D) to create a new song cycle to be unveiled by renowned baritone Nathan Gunn in a one-time-only performance at the Dallas Opera’s 2011 Gala […]

"Don Pasquale" Romps Through the Winspear

by tdoadmin

And both critics and audiences seem…well, charmed. Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell praised a cast that ranged from “very good to dazzling” in his “Dallas Morning News” review. Olin Chism for KERA’s “Art and Seek” pronounced “Pasquale” a “winner,” reserving special kudos for the hilarious Donato DiStefano in the title role and the “vocally nimble […]

“Don Pasquale” Romps Through the Winspear

by Suzanne Calvin

And both critics and audiences seem…well, charmed. Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell praised a cast that ranged from “very good to dazzling” in his “Dallas Morning News” review. Olin Chism for KERA’s “Art and Seek” pronounced “Pasquale” a “winner,” reserving special kudos for the hilarious Donato DiStefano in the title role and the “vocally nimble […]

Long Faces and Major Challenges in Arts Journalism

by Suzanne Calvin

“Advertising Age” has estimated that one newspaper job in four has vanished in the past two decades but, for the arts, the loss of both journalists and genuine arts coverage (sorry, Britney doesn’t count) has been significantly more pronounced since 2005.  Veteran California-based journalist Tom Jacobs has a sweeping analysis of the present situation, including […]