Tag Archives: Franco Zeffirelli

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell at the Arena di Verona Part II

by Megan Meister

Act I of Franco Zeffirelli’s production of CARMEN at the Arena di Verona. Yesterday I went to a newly opened opera museum in an old palazzo that has been funded by a support organization of the Arena di Verona. The first part of the exhibit focused on the music publishing house of Ricordi, and featured […]

“Good-bye” to the Legendary Peter J. Hall

by Suzanne Calvin

Peter J. Hall, the Resident Costume Designer for the Dallas Opera and a renowned theatrical designer and artist known throughout the world, died Thursday, May 27th in Dallas from cardiac complications following a prolonged illness. He was 84 years old. Born in Bristol, England, Mr. Hall showed an early interest in theater, pursuing his dream […]

"Good-bye" to the Legendary Peter J. Hall

by tdoadmin

Peter J. Hall, the Resident Costume Designer for the Dallas Opera and a renowned theatrical designer and artist known throughout the world, died Thursday, May 27th in Dallas from cardiac complications following a prolonged illness. He was 84 years old. Born in Bristol, England, Mr. Hall showed an early interest in theater, pursuing his dream […]

On the Other Hand…

by Suzanne Calvin

Not everybody can remain youthful and nubile…full of nubilosity and nubility… Anyway… Many great, great singers are “women of a certain age” and that has stirred a hornet’s nest in Rome where 52-year-old Italian soprano Daniela Dessi walked off a production of “La traviata” after noted stage director (and Dallas Opera alum) Franco Zeffirelli supposedly […]