Tag Archives: Graeme Jenkins

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 Magic Flute Comes to TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE FINALE OF THE “TRAGIC OBSESSIONS” SEASON: MOZART’S MAGNIFICENT MASTERPIECE! THE MAGIC FLUTE (Die Zauberflöte) Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder ~~~~ STARRING SOPRANO AVA PINE AS PAMINA TENOR SHAWN MATHEY IN HIS TDO DEBUT AS TAMINO BASS-BARITONE […]

For Those Who Love Grand Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

“…it just doesn’t get any better.”  Or so writes Terry Mathews, Arts Editor of the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram” in her review of the Dallas Opera’s “Tristan & Isolde.”  She declared that the voice of soprano Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet (Isolde) “should be declared a national treasure.”  You can read it all here. Meanwhile, over at the “Dallas […]

The Critical Acclaim Continues for “Tristan”

by Suzanne Calvin

If you haven’t read all the initial reviews, please scroll down in order to do so. But it’s incredibly gratifying to be able to report that the applause hasn’t stopped, and rave reviews for our new production of Wagner’s transcendent masterpiece continue to pour in. The latest? From Mark-Brian Sonna at “Pegasus News” who writes: […]

UNT’s THEODORA making a stop at the Winspear, TDO Music Director Graeme Jenkins Conducting

by Megan Meister

Theodora February 23 (Denton) and 24 (Dallas) at 7:30 p.m. Ava Pine, Theodora * Ryland Angel, Didymus Richard Croft, Septimius * Jeffrey Snider, Valens * Jennifer Lane, Irene Pre-concert lecture:  Dr. Ruth Davis, University of Cambridge, at 6:30 p.m. A tragic tale of love, faith and virtue set in 4th century Antioch, Handel’s oratorio Theodora […]

First-Rate FIRST NIGHT

by Suzanne Calvin

The numbers are in, regarding the Dallas Opera’s successful Opening Night Festivities. Keep scrolling! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 18, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA & DELOITTE PRESENT AN UNFORGETTABLE AND SUCCESSFUL “FIRST NIGHT” MARKING OPENING NIGHT OF THE 2011-2012 “TRAGIC OBSESSIONS” SEASON SPONSORED BY THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FOUNDATION KAKI HOPKINS, FIRST […]

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Opening Oct. 21 at TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE COMPANY’S BLAZING 2011-2012 SEASON OPENER: GAETANO DONIZETTI’S BEL CANTO MASTERPIECE LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR LIBRETTO BY SALVATORE CAMMARANO ~~~~ STARRING ROMANIAN SOPRANO ELENA MOSUC IN HER DALLAS DEBUT AS LUCIA, TENOR BRYAN HYMEL IN HIS COMPANY DEBUT […]

BORIS G. Wows "Opera News"

by tdoadmin

Like I always say, “Better late than never!” From the exclusive online content of “Opera News”: “Never has the Dallas Opera orchestra made such commanding, majestic music, capable of a full range of tonal effects; never has it played more like a great symphonic ensemble. Under Graeme Jenkins’s baton, the orchestra filled the hall with […]

BORIS G. Wows “Opera News”

by Suzanne Calvin

Like I always say, “Better late than never!” From the exclusive online content of “Opera News”: “Never has the Dallas Opera orchestra made such commanding, majestic music, capable of a full range of tonal effects; never has it played more like a great symphonic ensemble. Under Graeme Jenkins’s baton, the orchestra filled the hall with […]

Graeme’s Future Plans

by Suzanne Calvin

Evidently, it’s true: “All good things must come to an end.”  Although you mustn’t think Music Director Graeme Jenkins will be riding off into the sunset anytime soon! Our much-loved Brit has two more complete seasons left on his current contract and will be back at the Winspear Opera House podium as “Music Director Emeritus” (who […]