Tag Archives: George Steel

The Cultural Conversation Heats Up

by Suzanne Calvin

Just in time for the “Firecracker” week of the Fourth and my long-awaited vacation, things decided to heat up significantly both inside and outside the AT&T Performing Arts Center. It started last week with the release of a University of Chicago study on a variety of newly constructed cultural edifices, including the AT&T Performing Arts Center, followed […]

Steel Yourself

by Suzanne Calvin

Photo courtesy of Rene Perez, New York City Opera. Realizing that Dallas Opera patrons have more than a passing interest in the future of New York City Opera and our former general director, George Steel; we thought we should include his newly announced plans for the coming season on our blog. Ronald Blum of Associated […]

D’s Musings about George and The Dallas Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

Be sure to check out Peter Simek’s piece in D magazine on General Director George Steel and the future trajectory of The Dallas Opera. (Photo by Sean McCormick for D) Although a fair amount of the article deals with Simek’s experiences in the opera house–both here and abroad–as well as George Steel’s gradual conversion from […]

D's Musings about George and The Dallas Opera

by tdoadmin

Be sure to check out Peter Simek’s piece in D magazine on General Director George Steel and the future trajectory of The Dallas Opera. (Photo by Sean McCormick for D) Although a fair amount of the article deals with Simek’s experiences in the opera house–both here and abroad–as well as George Steel’s gradual conversion from […]

Robert Wilonsky is the Man

by Suzanne Calvin

…With a Man Crush, evidently.  Actually, Mr. Wilonsky of The Observer often leaves me laughing out loud with his quirky yet pertinent perspectives.  Here, he’s posted our sit-down with George Steel at WRR (with a little side commentary)—Yes, that’s me throwing out questions—during the General Director’s baptism-by-fire-first-day-with-the-Dallas-media. To quote from Casablanca: “Louis, I think this […]

In This Best of All Possible, Possible, Possible, Etc.

by Suzanne Calvin

It appears that, just as a few seasons back, the whole world was celebrating Mozart’s 250th…this year the focus is on the late composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, who would have turned 90. We’re especially interested because our new general director, George Steel, was a protege of the Maestro and still wears one of his pocket squares […]

George Steel, on a “High Note”

by Suzanne Calvin

If you missed this week’s Dallas “Observer,” you missed a fascinating article by Jesse Hyde about The Dallas Opera’s new general director, George Steel.  You can avail yourself of his timely analysis right here. We’re glad to see that the “cultural conversation” Steel frequently alludes to, is already heating up! Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of […]

George Steel, on a "High Note"

by tdoadmin

If you missed this week’s Dallas “Observer,” you missed a fascinating article by Jesse Hyde about The Dallas Opera’s new general director, George Steel.  You can avail yourself of his timely analysis right here. We’re glad to see that the “cultural conversation” Steel frequently alludes to, is already heating up! Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of […]

“Smile, when you call me that.”

by Suzanne Calvin

I have to say, we got a huge laugh yesterday out of “New York” magazine’s short-but-sweet take on The Dallas Opera luring our new general director, “lovable” George Steel, away from Gotham City. “Damn you, Texas” it reads, with stereotypical cowpoke graphics (Where is Randolph Scott when we need him?). KERA’s Jerome Weeks, principal arts […]