Tag Archives: Front Row Blog

Crazy for Carmen

by Suzanne Calvin

It marked her American debut so the pressure was on, but French mezzo-soprano–in two performances last weekend–showed herself more than capable of handling the heat, and generating a few extra gigawatts herself. The reviews are pouring in, including this one from Olin Chism of KERA’s “Art & Seek” who called Sunday’s matinee “a magnificent hello […]

Playing Catch Up – TDO Reviews

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, it’s been a busy week in these parts — and liable to become busier still with this weekend’s opera party for approximately 32,000 of our friends. That’s my excuse, anyway, for just now posting the latest reviews of the two blockbuster productions being presented by the Dallas Opera. Of THE MAGIC FLUTE, which opened […]

The Critics Weigh-In on LA TRAVIATA

by Suzanne Calvin

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones” calls it “an evocative, moody production of one of the most beautiful operas ever written, performed with a consistent degree of musical excellence that few other opera houses could match.” Read Gregory’s review here. But I regret to report that not everyone was quite so enchanted with the opening performance […]

TDO Debut “One for the Ages”

by Suzanne Calvin

Pulitzer-nominated critic Wayne Lee Gay was clearly knocked out by our season opening performance of “Lucia di Lammermoor.” And he declared Elena Mosuc’s company debut in the title role as an indicator that she is ”likely to enter the ranks of the great artists of our time.”  Read more of Wayne’s review here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

TDO Debut "One for the Ages"

by tdoadmin

Pulitzer-nominated critic Wayne Lee Gay was clearly knocked out by our season opening performance of “Lucia di Lammermoor.” And he declared Elena Mosuc’s company debut in the title role as an indicator that she is ”likely to enter the ranks of the great artists of our time.”  Read more of Wayne’s review here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

2011 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year

by Suzanne Calvin

Your voice has been heard…and we had a nod of approval from D magazine’s Front Row blog, too. Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 19, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE SOPRANO LAURA CLAYCOMB SELECTED BY SEASON SUBSCRIBERS AS THE “MARIA CALLAS DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR” […]

Dallas Opera Chamber Series

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s official!  We are launching a new chamber opera series in March of 2012 with a Dallas Opera production of Peter Maxwell Davies’ THE LIGHTHOUSE, conducted by the second woman guest conductor in our history and staged by Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty in his opera debut!  And did I mention where this […]

The Critics Speak, Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

We will, of course, talk more about the amazing simulcast on Friday night, but for those of you pondering whether to dash to this afternoon’s matinee of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” I thought I should start getting the reviews up on the site. Here’s what Wayne Gay of D magazine’s “FrontRow” blog had to say about […]

Cosi is the Critics Choice

by Suzanne Calvin

You should have placed your bet on COSI rather than the Colts.  The reviews are streaming in for the Dallas Opera’s second production in the new Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and the general consensus is: We have a certified winner!  Aided and abetted by the considerable talents of its outstanding ensemble cast, the […]