Tag Archives: George Steel

“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 […]

Keeping Up Presidential Appearances

by Suzanne Calvin

I hope you caught this interesting analysis from Dallas Morning News Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell on his first impressions of General Director George Steel. I would, however, beg to differ with him on the JFK haircut thing. It’s really closer to RKF’s, if memory serves. And, in any event, if you’re going to compare […]

KERA's First Impressions

by tdoadmin

General Director George Steel and Dallas Opera Chairman Jay Marshall hosted a casually informative box lunch this week for members of the local media, principally music critics and arts writers.  Rather than share my own very favorable impressions, let me link you to the thoughts shared by Anne Bothwell, Director of KERA’s bold “Art and […]

KERA’s First Impressions

by Suzanne Calvin

General Director George Steel and Dallas Opera Chairman Jay Marshall hosted a casually informative box lunch this week for members of the local media, principally music critics and arts writers.  Rather than share my own very favorable impressions, let me link you to the thoughts shared by Anne Bothwell, Director of KERA’s bold “Art and […]

A Star is Born!

by Suzanne Calvin

Well, okay…that’s a slight exaggeration.  He was already a star long before he came to Dallas. Our new General Director — George Steel — is a Yale grad, composer, conductor, programming consultant and impresario extraordinaire of Columbia University’s acclaimed Miller Theatre.  No wonder New York magazine named him one of the city’s “most influential.” George […]

One Chapter Ends, Another Begins

by Suzanne Calvin

George Steel The opening of the 2008-09 Season of The Dallas Opera represents a combination of exciting beginnings mixed with poignant endings. We are especially thrilled to welcome our new General Director, George Steel. George is a true “man for all seasons”: impresario, conductor, composer and businessman. His impressive management, academic and artistic credentials are […]