Tag Archives: D magazine

“A Triumphant, Richly Beautiful and Intelligent Production”

by Suzanne Calvin

I couldn’t have said it better myself. However, in this case, it was said by Marilee Vergati of “Examiner.com” in this five-star review. Another rave for the Dallas Opera’s production of “Boris Godunov” from D magazine’s Wayne Lee Gay.  Writing for the Front Row blog, Wayne vowed that we met every challenge “brilliantly” and called the […]

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 […]

Dallas Opera Gave Her the Slip

by Suzanne Calvin

- and a few days behind the scenes in our production of “Don Giovanni.” Check out this rather lovely slice of an abbreviated life in the theater by D magazine intern Valeria Turturro on the FrontRow blog. I hope she gets to come back and try it again…someday.  (Photo by Miss Turturro) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

La Stupenda

by Suzanne Calvin

It isn’t commonly known that our General Director and CEO, Keith Cerny, actually performed (as a youngster in the famed San Francisco Boys Chorus) with Dame Joan Sutherland. He shared a few thoughts about this great lady with D magazine. Interestingly, immediately after making her American debut with the Dallas Opera in Franco Zeffirelli’s production […]

The Dallas Opera Goes Stag

by Suzanne Calvin

We’re looking for a few good men. Not me personally; I like the one I have just fine. Why don’t I simply pass the bucks to local media professionals to explain, like KERA’s Jerome Weeks and D magazine’s Peter Simek? Hook ‘em Horns!  (stag photo courtesy of flickr.com) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Two Hands Equal One Controversy

by Suzanne Calvin

They’re at it again, the local critics, that is. Willard Spiegelman of D magazine (not to mention SMU, “The New York Times,” etc.) is the latest to raise the issue of the audience “O”…the sometimes ill-timed, other times automatic standing ovations on the part of Dallas/Fort Worth audiences. One of the points made is that this behavior somehow validates […]

Many Are Called and Many Will Be Chosen

by Suzanne Calvin

Is your body temperature between 97 and 100 degrees Farenheit? Do you have a detectable pulse? Do you own a watch and have a penchant for showing up on time? Do you enjoy playing “dress-up”? Can you fake emotions for anyone other than your in-laws at Christmastime? If you answered “yes” to all of these compelling questions, […]