Tag Archives: Ava Pine

Jonathan’s Viennese Auditions

by Jonathan Pell

It is 6:00 in the morning and I am in the Vienna Airport waiting for my flight back to Dallas. I came over for three intense days of auditions held at the historic Theater an der Wien, where a panel of my colleagues and I heard almost 100 singers from 34 countries. There were representatives […]

Everyone Pines for Ava

by Suzanne Calvin

  Yes, everybody pines for Ava and, as the old saying goes: “What’s not to love?” Terrific piece on soprano Ava Pine, our spunky Pamina in the season finale of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE now stepping into the limelight at the Fort Worth Opera Festival, from Jerome Weeks, a reporter/producer for KERA and the “Art […]

Simulcast Applauded by Thousands

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, April 29, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org) A LONE STAR STATE RECORD! AN ESTIMATED 15,000 THRILL TO THE MUSIC OF MOZART AT THE DALLAS OPERA COWBOYS STADIUM SIMULCAST! ~~~~ PRESENTED BY THE DALLAS FOUNDATION ~~~~ HISTORIC SIMULCAST GENERATES TICKET REQUESTS OF MORE THAN 34,000 AND HUNDREDS OF […]

Playing Catch Up – TDO Reviews

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, it’s been a busy week in these parts — and liable to become busier still with this weekend’s opera party for approximately 32,000 of our friends. That’s my excuse, anyway, for just now posting the latest reviews of the two blockbuster productions being presented by the Dallas Opera. Of THE MAGIC FLUTE, which opened […]

Last Round-Up for the MAGIC FLUTE Simulcast

by Suzanne Calvin

I do believe that Patrick Carfizzi and Ava Pine are gaping at the latest figures — showing upwards of 30,500 ticket requests for our upcoming simulcast! Fewer than 1500 free tickets remain for the Dallas Opera Cowboys Stadium Simulcast on Saturday, April 28th, presented by The Dallas Foundation. Better act quick! Here’s more from “Barihunks” “Yahoo! […]

The Magic Flute Comes to TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE FINALE OF THE “TRAGIC OBSESSIONS” SEASON: MOZART’S MAGNIFICENT MASTERPIECE! THE MAGIC FLUTE (Die Zauberflöte) Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder ~~~~ STARRING SOPRANO AVA PINE AS PAMINA TENOR SHAWN MATHEY IN HIS TDO DEBUT AS TAMINO BASS-BARITONE […]

UNT’s THEODORA making a stop at the Winspear, TDO Music Director Graeme Jenkins Conducting

by Megan Meister

Theodora February 23 (Denton) and 24 (Dallas) at 7:30 p.m. Ava Pine, Theodora * Ryland Angel, Didymus Richard Croft, Septimius * Jeffrey Snider, Valens * Jennifer Lane, Irene Pre-concert lecture:  Dr. Ruth Davis, University of Cambridge, at 6:30 p.m. A tragic tale of love, faith and virtue set in 4th century Antioch, Handel’s oratorio Theodora […]

$5 Family Concert on Saturday Afternoon

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to take the kids and grandkids out of storage (did I just write that?) and introduce them to the joys of classical music and the Dallas Opera’s “hands-on” introduction to opera. The action starts in the Winspear Opera House lobby at noon Saturday (i.e. tomorrow) with hands-on arts […]

Family Programming Trio – Next 3 Weekends

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org A Reminder: Three Weekends of Fabulous Family Programming at The Dallas Opera! ~~~~ DOCTOR MIRACLE $5 FAMILY PERFORMANCE, Sunday, October 30th 2:00 p.m. At the Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House ~~~~ DOCTOR MIRACLE performed at NorthPark Center Saturday, November 5th 2:00 p.m. ~~~~ […]

Getting More Family-Friendly

by Suzanne Calvin

And sparking some great collaborations in the process. See the release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES MORE FAMILY-FRIENDLY INITIATIVES FOR 2011-2012! ~~~~ NEW TDO FAMILY PERFORMANCES! IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SMU, UNT, AND DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER! ~~~~ TDO FAMILY CONCERT@THE WINSPEAR! ~~~~ NEW “PARENTS […]