Tag Archives: Dallas Dance Examiner

…To Create a Giant Community Footprint

by Suzanne Calvin

“How to Win Friends and Influence Opera Goers: the Next Generation edition” That’s what’s at stake when we talk about the never-more-urgent need for opera and the performing arts to create a strong and indelible community footprint. The task can be approached in a variety of ways from a number of different angles. But one […]

Putting His Foot Down

by Suzanne Calvin

…On the path to inspired (and inspiring) leadership. Dallas arts writer and reviewer Marilee Vergati takes a closer look at Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s multifaceted vision for the company and the success of his ongoing mission in Dallas.  In the current economy, it’s not all coming up roses; but Keith appears to be a […]

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 […]

The Critics, Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

Time to begin a new page of reviews, I think, and we’ll start with Katie Womack’s smart assessment of “La traviata,” being performed tonight, as well as April 21st, 27th and 29th (matinee) in the Winspear. Ms. Womack writes in this week’s issue of the “Observer”: “Lead by strong vocal and instrumental performances and underscored by a stunning […]

The Critics Weigh-In on LA TRAVIATA

by Suzanne Calvin

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones” calls it “an evocative, moody production of one of the most beautiful operas ever written, performed with a consistent degree of musical excellence that few other opera houses could match.” Read Gregory’s review here. But I regret to report that not everyone was quite so enchanted with the opening performance […]

Subscriber Perk: Another Rave for Racette

by Suzanne Calvin

Seriously, there are lots of reasons to subscribe to the Dallas Opera but the perks this year seem, to me, some of the best ever. Especially the “Cabaret Evening with Patricia Racette” praised by Marilee Vergati in this issue of ”Dallas Dance Examiner:” “Racette’s renditions transformed classic songs into picturesque scenes reminiscent of the golden years […]

"Raving" Lucia

by tdoadmin

The rave reviews for the Dallas Opera’s revival of “Lucia di Lammermoor” (playing through Sunday, November 6th in the Winspear Opera House) continue to pour in. The latest is from Marilee Vergati of “Dallas Dance Examiner” who found the production “musically rich” as well as well-acted. Read her review here.  (Photo courtesy of Michael L. […]

“Raving” Lucia

by Suzanne Calvin

The rave reviews for the Dallas Opera’s revival of “Lucia di Lammermoor” (playing through Sunday, November 6th in the Winspear Opera House) continue to pour in. The latest is from Marilee Vergati of “Dallas Dance Examiner” who found the production “musically rich” as well as well-acted. Read her review here.  (Photo courtesy of Michael L. […]

First-Rate FIRST NIGHT

by Suzanne Calvin

  The applause for the Dallas Opera’s Opening Night of the Season hasn’t stopped. Here’s the latest take from Marilee Vergati of “Dallas Dance Examiner” who loved the fashions, the plazacast, the entire night from the red carpet arrivals to the final bows.  Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR