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

by Jonathan Pell

I  spent most of the morning yesterday with Emmanuel Villaume, Dallas Opera’s new music director (who is in Santa Fe this summer conducting Offenbach’s LA GRANDE DUCHESSE) and general director Keith Cerny (who was back in Dallas but with whom we were meeting via a telephone conference call) discussing plans for the future.  Keith was […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Chicago

by Jonathan Pell

Thursday morning I flew to Chicago for a weekday matinee of Puccini’s LA BOHEME, starring Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Elizabeth Futral and Lucas Meachum. The production was borrowed from the San Francisco Opera (which was also seen in Dallas in 1998) with scenery by Tony Award winning designer Michael Yeargan.  Michael, who was born and […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Minneapolis

by Megan Meister

Doubt, Father Flynn (Matthew Worth) must defend his name after a suspicious Sister Aloysius (Christine Brewer) accuses him of sexually abusing an altar boy. (Minnesota Opera) Welcome to balmy Minneapolis/Saint Paul where the high today was -1 and the low tonight will be 18 degrees below zero! Why did I fly up here? To attend […]

Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director Santa Fe Opera, Part III

by Megan Meister

Last night’s performance of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski’s 1926 opera KING ROGER was one of those magical nights in the theatre that we all hope to experience but which in reality happens so rarely.  Everything about the evening was extraordinary, including the piece itself, which I had never heard “live” before. The libretto is enigmatic, […]

Single Tickets for AIDA on Sale September 10th

by Suzanne Calvin

Subscriptions to the upcoming season start for as little as $75 and single tickets this year will go for as little as $19. However, they won’t be available all at the same time. Singles for performances of Verdi’s AIDA, as well as a host of $5 Family Performances and outstanding special recitals, concerts and events, […]

THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY ANNOUNCES A MAJOR NEW COMMISSION

by Megan Meister

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org)                                                                THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY ANNOUNCES A MAJOR NEW COMMISSION: Composer Jake Heggie and Librettist Terrence McNally Team to Create A TDO World Premiere Opera! ~~~~ GREAT SCOTT TO OPEN TDO’S 2015-2016 SEASON STARRING WORLD RENOWNED MEZZO-SOPRANO JOYCE DIDONATO IN […]