Tag Archives: Dallas Morning News

All That Brass

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera Orchestra Trombone Player Tony Baker is moonlighting during the opera off-season in a rather familiar spot: the orchestra pit of the Winspear Opera House where he is regaling audiences as part of the house orchestra for “Chicago,” which just opened as part of the AT&T Performings Arts Center Lexus Broadway Series. Nancy Churnin […]

Out There

by Suzanne Calvin

    “Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell is checking out this year’s offerings during the summer season in St. Louis and has flipped for “Alice in Wonderland” writing, “South Korean composer Unsuk Chin’s five-year-old Alice in Wonderland might be the most ‘out there’ work I’ve seen in 22 years of coming here. […]

Score!

by Suzanne Calvin

It was an amazing thing to see: 15 thousand people, most of whom stayed all the way through the curtain calls and many of whom–I’ll bet–walked away with a completely different impression of this art form we call “opera.” It was a grand night for the Dallas Opera, The Dallas Foundation, and Cowboys Stadium, but […]

The Deal of the Day

by Suzanne Calvin

Always looking for great values, “Dallas Morning News” blogger Marjorie Stanfield lasered-in on our fantastic deal for this evening’s performance of “La traviata” at the Winspear Opera House. I’ll let her bring you the details right here. (Photo of Myrto Papatanasiu and James Valenti by Karen Almond, Dallas Opera) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR […]

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 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 […]

Spooky-Like, and a Whole Lot More

by Suzanne Calvin

All explanations fall short. There’s no way to navigate the treacherous shoals of Peter Maxwell Davies’ THE LIGHTHOUSE, opening Friday, March 16th at 7:30 pm in the Wyly Theater, without actually experiencing it, seeing and hearing it for yourself. Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell of “The Dallas Morning News” gives it a go right here. But it’s […]

Coming Soon to a Theater Near…Us!

by Suzanne Calvin

Only the performance space has changed, not the artistic quality or content. I’m talking about THE LIGHTHOUSE, a 1980 chamber opera by Peter Maxwell Davies opening this Friday in the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre directly across Flora Street from our usual home in the Winspear Opera House. And THE LIGHTHOUSE is definitely distinctive in more ways […]

22,000 and Still Counting

by Suzanne Calvin

  There is still time to mark your calendar and plan to be there at Cowboys Stadium for the first ever Dallas Opera Simulcast in a sports venue. The production is Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, featuring an all-star cast, and it’s a great introduction to opera. Get more details from KERA’s Jerome Weeks here or Classical […]

Buy Your Ticket but Hold the Applause

by Suzanne Calvin

Keep your hands to yourselves — if only for a moment. That’s the opening salvo of Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell’s piece published in today’s edition of “The Dallas Morning News,” on the new production of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” opening tomorrow night (Thursday) at an uncharacteristically early hour: 7:00 PM, and the code of audience […]