Tag Archives: FrontRow

Climb Every Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

The word that the Dallas Opera has commissioned British composer Joby Talbot and American librettist Gene Scheer to tackle the world’s highest peak, metaphorically speaking, is eliciting a variety of reactions. “The Dallas Observer” writes that the still-to-be-created opera EVEREST, slated for production in February of 2015, is our “most adventurous commission to date.” Read […]

Callas Nominations Announced

by Suzanne Calvin

Oh, you lucky renewing subscribers! Those of you who have already renewed for the “Tragic Obsessions” Season (2011-2012) of the Dallas Opera have the extraordinary opportunity — and responsibility, to be frank — to sift through a season of outstanding debut performances and determine which one made the strongest impression on you. In other words, […]

The Best of the Best

by Suzanne Calvin

The word you’ve been waiting for, the winner of this season’s hotly contested “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Award” was announced yesterday evening before a host of interested spectators in Nancy B. Hamon Hall. General Director and CEO Keith Cerny read a gracious statement from the winner and you can read all about […]

“Don Pasquale” Romps Through the Winspear

by Suzanne Calvin

And both critics and audiences seem…well, charmed. Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell praised a cast that ranged from “very good to dazzling” in his “Dallas Morning News” review. Olin Chism for KERA’s “Art and Seek” pronounced “Pasquale” a “winner,” reserving special kudos for the hilarious Donato DiStefano in the title role and the “vocally nimble […]

"Don Pasquale" Romps Through the Winspear

by tdoadmin

And both critics and audiences seem…well, charmed. Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell praised a cast that ranged from “very good to dazzling” in his “Dallas Morning News” review. Olin Chism for KERA’s “Art and Seek” pronounced “Pasquale” a “winner,” reserving special kudos for the hilarious Donato DiStefano in the title role and the “vocally nimble […]