Tag Archives: Fidelio

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

I am, of course,  looking forward to some non Dallas Opera musical events  this spring, among which are some concerts at the Dallas Symphony. When it was announced I couldn’t help but notice that the Dallas Symphony has performances coming up  March 29 – 31 of the Bach Saint Matthew Passion, conducted by Jaap van […]

The Baton Rests

by Suzanne Calvin

Sad word from the U.K. today about the passing of Maestro Charles Mackerras from cancer. He was 84. Mackerras became the first guest conductor -ever- for the Dallas Opera in 1971, when he guided our initial production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio” with Jon Vickers (and Austrian soprano Helga Dernesch marking her American debut).  Here’s the extensive […]