Tag Archives: Danielle Pastin

Crazy for Carmen

by Suzanne Calvin

It marked her American debut so the pressure was on, but French mezzo-soprano–in two performances last weekend–showed herself more than capable of handling the heat, and generating a few extra gigawatts herself. The reviews are pouring in, including this one from Olin Chism of KERA’s “Art & Seek” who called Sunday’s matinee “a magnificent hello […]

Opening Weekend Has Begun!

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s here! The new Dallas Opera season kicks off in a whole new way tomorrow morning with the inaugural edition of FIRST SIGHT, a reception, fashion show and luncheon sponsored by J.P. Morgan. And that’s just the beginning of what should be a truly landmark weekend. Read on and start planning your picnic now. FOR […]

The Latest on the Dallas Opera’s Klyde Warren Park Simulcast

by Suzanne Calvin

Updated Curtain Time for CARMEN for Dallas Opera’s Klyde Warren Park Simulcast — 8:00 P.M. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KLYDE WARREN PARK, PROUDLY ANNOUNCES AN EVENING OF OPEN-AIR OPERA ON THE LAWN: THE DALLAS OPERA’S 2013 […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – NYC Day 1

by Jonathan Pell

I am in New York this week for auditions and to attend some performances at the Metropolitan Opera. Saturday night was a generally lackluster CARMEN at the Met, but with some wonderful singing, most notably Dwayne Croft’s “Escamillo” (a role which he will be singing to open The Dallas Opera’s 2013 season in October) and […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 19

by Megan Meister

I had an early dinner with Ailyn Perez last night and was glad to be able to catch up with all the wonderful things that are going on with her career, including her Covent Garden and Metropolitan Opera debuts.  It was hard to tear myself away before we could have dessert, but the curtain time […]