Tag Archives: Daniel Okulitch

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Part III

by Jonathan Pell

I am often asked to judge the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions around the country and several years ago I found myself in New Orleans where we were to select someone to go to New York to compete in the semi-finals.  The crop of singers that year wasn’t particularly good and at one point I […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 21

by Megan Meister

I had lunch yesterday with Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet, who returns to Dallas in February  as “Isolde” in our production of TRISTAN.  She has just returned home to Santa Fe for a couple of weeks following an engagement in Barcelona, and is heading back to Europe  on Sunday. She is looking forward to reuniting with Clifton Forbis, […]

Steel Yourself

by Suzanne Calvin

Photo courtesy of Rene Perez, New York City Opera. Realizing that Dallas Opera patrons have more than a passing interest in the future of New York City Opera and our former general director, George Steel; we thought we should include his newly announced plans for the coming season on our blog. Ronald Blum of Associated […]

Barihunks Strikes Again!

by Suzanne Calvin

We’re incredibly pleased to be providing so much “grist for the mill” over at Barihunks this season. But, I ask you, who wouldn’t enjoy the sight of these polished…uh…performances. Not to mention these chiseled and defined…young talents. Yes, my friends, there are definite perks to this job. Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, The Dallas […]

The Figaro 4 – An interview with the Cast of The Marriage of Figaro

by tdo

Allow me to interject a little background.  What you see before you is a casual (and somewhat tongue-in-cheek) conversation at the end of a long afternoon of serious interviews by members of the local news media. Although these cast members are fully capable of discussing the nuances of Mozart’s musical genius–in addition to interacting particle […]

Up Close and Personal

by Suzanne Calvin

You will be seeing portions of our discussion with the exciting young stars of “The Marriage of Figaro:” sopranos Lyubov Petrova and Susanna Phillips, bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and baritone Michael Todd Simpson.  Here’s a lovely short video put together by videographer Melanie Burford at The Dallas Morning News — It’s well worth a look. Suzanne […]

Opera Buffs…In More Ways than One

by Suzanne Calvin

Today’s New York Times examines the trend in opera productions to bare more than emotions for today’s audiences.  Increasingly, the new young and athletic singers are being tapped to shed their clothes for the sake of art, buzz, and ticket sales (hopefully, in that order). A case in point is L.A. Opera’s American premiere of […]

"Lafayette, we have arrived!"

by tdoadmin

At least, in the estimation of the always amusing and over-the-top website “Barihunk.” The latest edition begins: “To hell with ‘Remember the Alamo!’ The new battle cry in Texas is ‘Remember to get your tickets to The Dallas Opera!’” For the full story, click here. Someone bring this man a drool cup! Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. […]

“Lafayette, we have arrived!”

by Suzanne Calvin

At least, in the estimation of the always amusing and over-the-top website “Barihunk.” The latest edition begins: “To hell with ‘Remember the Alamo!’ The new battle cry in Texas is ‘Remember to get your tickets to The Dallas Opera!’” For the full story, click here. Someone bring this man a drool cup! Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. […]