Tag Archives: Art&Seek

Crazy for Carmen

by Suzanne Calvin

It marked her American debut so the pressure was on, but French mezzo-soprano–in two performances last weekend–showed herself more than capable of handling the heat, and generating a few extra gigawatts herself. The reviews are pouring in, including this one from Olin Chism of KERA’s “Art & Seek” who called Sunday’s matinee “a magnificent hello […]

The Dallas Opera proudly presents “Composing Conversations” with Am. Composer Jennifer Higdon

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    megan.meister@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS “Composing Conversations” with American Composer Jennifer Higdon In Partnership with Art&Seek ~~~~ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Hamon Hall, the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing […]

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. […]

Original or Familiar – It’s all art and it’s all new

by Suzanne Calvin

(Image from LA Opera’s world premiere production of “Il Postino”) Decisions, Decisions. How do the chief executives of major performing arts organizations grapple with the task of advancing the art form and attracting audiences at the same time? Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Tuesday March 5th in a free “Conversation with […]

TDO Proudly Presents “Composing Conversations” with American Composer Dominick Argento

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 11, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    megan.meister@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS Composing Conversations” with American Composer Dominick Argento In Partnership with Art&Seek Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. HAMON HALL, THE WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE AT&T PERFORMNG ARTS CENTER ~~~~ The production of […]

The Word is Out!

by Suzanne Calvin

Sara Heaton and Hal Cazalet in Death and the Powers. Photo by Paula Aguilera The word is out, about the Dallas Opera’s once-secret plans to bring Tod Machover’s groundbreaking “Death and the Powers” to the Winspear stage in 2014. Nope, we haven’t announced our next season, but the National Endowment for the Arts has announced its grant […]

TDO’s Ticket Office Muse

by Suzanne Calvin

It never ceases to amaze me, the amount of creative talent that permeates the Dallas Opera’s administrative offices. We have singers, dancers, musicians, dramatists, visual artists and more; nearly everyone here has their very full-time day job, and something else besides. A case in point: Patron Services Coordinator Paul Semrad who, without saying a word […]

Tod Machover, Musical Genius and “Mad Scientist”

by Suzanne Calvin

“And other times, my hair is this big.” Admittedly, he does have that 1930s black-and-white cinema mad scientist hairdo, no doubt inspired by the real life Albert Einstein. But there’s nothing remotely scary about cutting-edge composer and MIT Media Lab legend Tod Machover, who came to Dallas this week for an enthusiastic “Composing Conversation” with Art&Seek producer-reporter […]

Reminder #1: About Next Tuesday the 18th

by Suzanne Calvin

If you have never heard MIT Media Lab inventor/composer/music revolutionary Tod Machover speak–trust me, you’ve missed something amazing. And in combo with moderation by Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks, Machover-selected video segments, and a live performance featuring soprano Sara Heaton–it really will be an action packed conversation. For FREE, to boot! We ought to be kidding, but we’re […]

On a Quest for Super Heroes

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera’s shout-out to gentlemen of a generally physically fit nature, aged 18 to 50, to work as paid non-singing extras (or “supernumeraries”) in our upcoming production of “AIDA” is piquing the interest of our local media. I must admit, it isn’t the usual press release that catches the eye of “My Sweet Charity”‘s Jeanne Prejean like […]