Tag Archives: Don Giovanni

Peek-a-Blue

by Suzanne Calvin

Kudos to COMMANDOpera for the preview of our upcoming season opener, “Don Giovanni,” particularly for going the distance to acquire these gorgeous photos of the John Pascoe-designed set for Washington National Opera. The renowned Mr. Pascoe will be directing his production in Dallas, as well. In any event, it’s a superb sneak peek at what we can expect […]

Hot Szot

by Suzanne Calvin

The name is pronounced “Shot,” by the way.  POW-low SHOT.  Hope you won money on that one. “Dallas audiences ARE in for a treat” any way you pronounce it. I’m counting the days until the arrival of baritone Paulo Szot to begin rehearsals for our season opener: Mozart’s retelling of the Don Juan legend, “Don Giovanni.” And […]

Grace Under Pressure

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s been a favorite story from Cinderella to Busby Berkeley’s Depression-Era cinematic classics: the understudy who goes on at the last minute and comes back a star. Only in this case, Ailyn Perez was the SECOND understudy who went on in the SECOND act — and already a bonafide star. So, let’s just say the dramatic events […]

Weimaraner Republic

by Suzanne Calvin

I was checking out this slight, charming, Post-Tony (but still during the run of “South Pacific”) interview with Paulo Szot when the questioning turned to his dogs…as in five Weimareimarimaraners.  (sigh!) You know what I mean. I can’t help wondering, even if two stay with his parents, whether the other three will be cavorting outside […]

"South Pacific" Paulo on Your Screen!

by tdoadmin

In anticipation of the Dallas Opera’s exciting season opener, Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI starring Tony Award-winner Paulo Szot, we’d like you to have a chance to fall in love with the Brazilian baritone in his signature role of “Emile de Becque,” the good-guy French planter in Rogers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC, before just plain falling for […]

“South Pacific” Paulo on Your Screen!

by Suzanne Calvin

In anticipation of the Dallas Opera’s exciting season opener, Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI starring Tony Award-winner Paulo Szot, we’d like you to have a chance to fall in love with the Brazilian baritone in his signature role of “Emile de Becque,” the good-guy French planter in Rogers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC, before just plain falling for […]

Getting the ball rolling… the Beachball that is!

by tdo

When celebrating Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI with a food and wine tasting, you could find yourself debating on which cultural direction to focus. Since DON GIOVANNI is an Italian opera, it’s only obvious that you should celebrate with a wine from the world’s biggest producer. On the other hand, DON GIOVANNI is set in Spain, not […]