Tag Archives: Dallas Civic Opera

The Baton Rests

by Suzanne Calvin

Sad word from the U.K. today about the passing of Maestro Charles Mackerras from cancer. He was 84. Mackerras became the first guest conductor -ever- for the Dallas Opera in 1971, when he guided our initial production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio” with Jon Vickers (and Austrian soprano Helga Dernesch marking her American debut).  Here’s the extensive […]

“Good-bye” to the Legendary Peter J. Hall

by Suzanne Calvin

Peter J. Hall, the Resident Costume Designer for the Dallas Opera and a renowned theatrical designer and artist known throughout the world, died Thursday, May 27th in Dallas from cardiac complications following a prolonged illness. He was 84 years old. Born in Bristol, England, Mr. Hall showed an early interest in theater, pursuing his dream […]

"Good-bye" to the Legendary Peter J. Hall

by tdoadmin

Peter J. Hall, the Resident Costume Designer for the Dallas Opera and a renowned theatrical designer and artist known throughout the world, died Thursday, May 27th in Dallas from cardiac complications following a prolonged illness. He was 84 years old. Born in Bristol, England, Mr. Hall showed an early interest in theater, pursuing his dream […]

The Torch Has Been Passed

by Suzanne Calvin

Yet, the flame lives on. The Founding President and Honorary Director of The Dallas Opera (originally Dallas Civic Opera), one of the most influential and prescient civic, art and business leaders in the history of Dallas, has passed away at the age of 95. Henry S. Miller, Jr. died Saturday (December 5th) following a brief illness, […]