Tag Archives: Dallas Opera

How the Destruction of Bizet’s Paris Led to His Greatest Creation

by Wayne Lee Gay

The years immediately preceding the composition of Carmen brought unprecedented disaster to France, and, especially, to Paris. Emperor Napoleon III’s ill-advised provocation of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 resulted in quick humiliation on the battlefield, followed by the emperor’s abdication and the German siege of Paris—during which, faced with starvation, the citizenry was reduced to […]

Stranger in a Strange Land

by Suzanne Calvin

But he won’t be a stranger long! Not at this rate. Check out the recent articles on the Dallas Opera’s new music director, Maestro Emmanuel Villaume in this piece by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones” and a compelling interview with Arts Editor Terry Mathews of the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.” Welcome to Texas, monsieur! UPDATE: […]

And the Silver Cup Award Goes To….Holly Mayer!

by Suzanne Calvin

Beautiful! TACA has announced the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Silver Cup Award–and one of the honorees is Dallas Opera Executive Committee Member (Vice-President, Development) and Board Member Holly Mayer, who along with her husband Tom, has been a stalwart supporter of the company–not to mention, the arts in Dallas–for many a year. Here’s the inside scoop  on […]

On Being James Valenti

by Suzanne Calvin

Catching up with tenor James Valenti isn’t the problem — it’s keeping up with James Valenti that poses the real challenge. Read on in this feature from Terry Mathews, Arts Editor of the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.”  James has played the romantic leads in several TDO productions (if you consider the dastardly Duke in “Rigoletto” a […]

2B or Not 2B – Off the Cuff

by Suzanne Calvin

Here’s General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s latest edition of “Off the Cuff” from “Theater Jones” in which he tackles the split between the subscribing and single-ticket-buying public and its historical roots, as well as the short-term and long-term impact of evolving buying habits on the performing arts. Read it all right here. Suzanne Calvin, Director […]

FIRST NIGHT 2013 at the Dallas Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

Something for everyone on FIRST NIGHT at the Dallas Opera! Read on… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 30, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Suzanne.Calvin@dallasopera.org Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 Megan.Meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE “FIRST NIGHT 2013” “BY LOVE TRANSFORMED” ~~~~ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013 AT 5:30 P.M. THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR […]

The Dallas Opera Presents “Carmen” Oct 25-Nov 10

by Suzanne Calvin

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Suzanne.Calvin@dallasopera.org Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 Megan.Meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE COMPANY’S SPECTACULAR 2013-2014 SEASON OPENER: GEORGES BIZET’S COLORFUL, SENSUAL MASTERPIECE CARMEN LIBRETTO BY HENRI MEILHAC AND LUDOVIC HALÉVY BASED ON THE NOVELLA BY PROSPER MÉRIMÉE ~~~~ STARRING FRENCH […]

The Dallas Opera has Achieved a Balanced Operating Result, Two Years Ahead of Schedule!

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 19, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                     Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                 megan.meister@dallasopera.org                                            THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE COMPANY HAS ACHIEVED A BALANCED OPERATING RESULT, TWO YEARS […]

THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS OPERA ON A WORLD STAGE!

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Suzanne.Calvin@dallasopera.org Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 Megan.Meister@dallasopera.org National Press Representation: Kirshbaum Demler & Associates: adamm@kirshdem.com or 212-222-4843 THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS  OPERA ON A WORLD STAGE!  Death and the Powers: THE GLOBAL INTERACTIVE SIMULCAST                    ~~~~                            SUNDAY, […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, California Part II

by Jonathan Pell

Yesterday afternoon I heard all the singers in the Los Angeles Opera’s young artist program.  Unlike many of the other similar programs around the country, the Los Angles program really draws on singers from around the world rather focusing just on Americans, and this group had representatives from Russia, Korea and Mexico, as well as […]