Tag Archives: Dominick Argento

The Case for The Aspern Papers

by Suzanne Calvin

You get an analysis, as well as a sterling review, from Classical Music Critic Anne Midgette of “The Washington Post” in this piece on the Dallas Opera’s current production of Dominick Argento’s 1988 opera, THE ASPERN PAPERS, based on a novella by Henry James. Ms. Midgette writes: “This score offers music of nostalgia: lush outbursts […]

Command Performance

by Suzanne Calvin

The rave reviews continue to pour in for the Dallas Opera’s 25th Anniversary production of Dominick Argento’s THE ASPERN PAPERS, starring Susan Graham, Alexandra Deshorties, Nathan Gunn and Joseph Kaiser at the head of an all-star cast. Here’s what Mark-Brian Sonna wrote for “The Column” and “Pegasus News”: “Stop reading and buy your tickets now! […]

The Dallas Opera’s New Production of THE ASPERN PAPERS

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org TDO IS THRILLED TO COMMEMORATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1988 DALLAS OPERA WORLD PREMIERE OF DOMINICK ARGENTO’S THE ASPERN PAPERS WITH A NEW PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY TIM ALBERY BASED ON A NOVELLA BY HENRY JAMES ~~~~ STARRING […]

Henry James: Stories of Style and Substance

by Olin Chism

The writer Henry James once claimed to be “unlyrical, unmusical, unrhythmical, and unmanageable.” It’s remarkable, then, that his fiction has inspired operas by several prominent composers: Dominick Argento (The Aspern Papers), Benjamin Britten (The Turn of the Screw and Owen Wingrave), Douglas Moore (The Wings of the Dove) and Thomas Pasatieri (Washington Square). Why did […]

April at the Dallas Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

April is just around the corner, bringing with it warmer temperatures and exciting days and nights of opera! Here’s the rundown for the entire month, which includes two mainstage productions and a free Dallas Opera Cowboys Stadium Simulcast! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org […]

Presenting America’s Favorite Mezzo

by Suzanne Calvin

A very personal interview with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, arriving in Dallas to headline our Spring Gala and for rehearsals for the 25th anniversary production of Dominick Argento’s THE ASPERN PAPERS — her long-awaited Dallas Opera debut. Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of Theater Jones gets the answers…and then some. Read it here. (Photo courtesy of Dario Acosta) […]

TDO Proudly Presents “Composing Conversations” with American Composer Dominick Argento

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 11, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    megan.meister@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS Composing Conversations” with American Composer Dominick Argento In Partnership with Art&Seek Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. HAMON HALL, THE WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE AT&T PERFORMNG ARTS CENTER ~~~~ The production of […]

Single Tickets for Dallas Opera’s Spring Productions – On Sale Nov. 14th

by Suzanne Calvin

If your interest is in Puccini’s “Turandot” or Argento’s “The Aspern Papers,” your chance for single tickets is just over a week away. But you might want to give some thought to a terrific two-pack for less than fifty dollars, especially with two more performances of AIDA this coming weekend. Read on… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: […]

WRR and TDO Take You to the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

  The Dallas Opera and the premier Classical Music Radio Station in Texas are taking you to the opera this October — and you don’t even have to put on your shoes. It’s part of the station’s ongoing “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera” series, at noon each Saturday, but for the month leading up to […]

Calling Miss Deshorties!

by Suzanne Calvin

  Kind words from Crew at COMMANDOpera on our recent casting of French soprano Alexandra Deshorties as the aging and reclusive former opera singer in THE ASPERN PAPERS, getting a new production early next year.  The event will mark the 25th anniversary of the Dallas Opera world premiere of Dominick Argento’s opera. Miss Deshorties is stepping […]