Tag Archives: Crewmantle

Time for a New Medea in Dallas?

by Suzanne Calvin

The stories about the Dallas Opera’s 1950s productions of Luigi Cherubini’s “Medea” are the stuff of legend. One enterprising blogger–Crewmantle of the opera site, COMMANDOpera–thinks it’s time to tackle that formidable piece once more and he’d very much like to see it come together right here in Dallas. I’ll link to the story, while encouraging your […]

One That Got Away

by Suzanne Calvin

My lame excuse is, I was out on vacation that week and responding to emails the next. Here’s a story I shouldn’t have missed from the ever enthusiastic opera observer, Crewmantle at COMMANDOpera, on our generous gift from the Texas Instruments Foundation. Thank you, Crew! One question, though: Can you hail a cab in that head-gear? Successfully, I […]

Climb Every Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

The word that the Dallas Opera has commissioned British composer Joby Talbot and American librettist Gene Scheer to tackle the world’s highest peak, metaphorically speaking, is eliciting a variety of reactions. “The Dallas Observer” writes that the still-to-be-created opera EVEREST, slated for production in February of 2015, is our “most adventurous commission to date.” Read […]

Unbridled Enthusiasm

by Suzanne Calvin

There are a number of things I love in this world: kind-hearted children, pets that purr, well-designed furniture, glorious music enjoyed with the windows rolled down, walking anywhere, hundred-year-old linens, and the Meadows Museum–to name a few. But one of the things I’ve come to appreciate more and more is the man or woman who looks at […]

Jukka Buzz

by Suzanne Calvin

  COMMANDOpera is evidently jazzed about the upcoming Dallas Opera–and American–debut of Finnish bass-baritone Jukka Rasilainen as Kurvenal in our February production of Wagner’s “Tristan & Isolde.” Read more of Crewmantle’s remarks here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

Completing the Endowment Campaign

by Suzanne Calvin

Lots of folks weighing-in today on the Dallas Opera’s successful completion of the two-year, $20 million endowment campaign. Including “Dallas Business Journal” And “COMMANDOpera” And D Magazine And “Art and Seek” (KERA) Not to mention, this, from Norman Lebrecht. (Photo courtesy of COMMANDOpera) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Crewmantle Goes to the Top

by Suzanne Calvin

Of the company, that is. Here’s his take on meeting Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny at the midway point of Crewmantle’s recent ”COMMANDOpera Eastern U.S. Opera Company Tour.” In case you were wondering, the fellow in the feathered mask is NOT Mr. Cerny.  For additional details, click here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

The Spring Countdown Begins

by Suzanne Calvin

Here at the Dallas Opera we’re girding ourselves (okay, I just wanted an excuse to write “girding”) for the second half of the “Dangerous Desires” Season, kicking off February 11th with Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet” starring Charles Castronovo and Lyubov Petrova in the title roles.   Crewmantle of COMMANDOpera sounds jazzed already.  Check it out […]

Peek-a-Blue

by Suzanne Calvin

Kudos to COMMANDOpera for the preview of our upcoming season opener, “Don Giovanni,” particularly for going the distance to acquire these gorgeous photos of the John Pascoe-designed set for Washington National Opera. The renowned Mr. Pascoe will be directing his production in Dallas, as well. In any event, it’s a superb sneak peek at what we can expect […]