Tag Archives: Gregory Sullivan Isaacs


by Suzanne Calvin

It was an amazing thing to see: 15 thousand people, most of whom stayed all the way through the curtain calls and many of whom–I’ll bet–walked away with a completely different impression of this art form we call “opera.” It was a grand night for the Dallas Opera, The Dallas Foundation, and Cowboys Stadium, but […]

Tamino Talks

by Suzanne Calvin

Admittedly, a rather silly headline, but we already knew Shawn could sing. In fact, he was evidently a Wunderlich-inspired wunderkind! Read tenor Shawn Mathey’s charming interview with Gregory Sullivan Isaacs at “Theater Jones,” as the two tenors indulge in a little shop-talk and wonderful tales of Shawn’s dad, tenor/conductor Richard Mathey. Get it all here and […]

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 […]

Gallic Gravitas

by Suzanne Calvin

There’s just something about Laurent Naouri that goes beyond gifts or talents. I think it’s the sense that he is an artist of genuine class, a gentleman who would rather listen than speak and, when he does speak, a man worth paying attention to. Check out his thoughts on a life intertwined in opera, both onstage and off, and musings […]

Longer Lasting Love

by Suzanne Calvin

Longer lasting, that is, than either of the ill-fated protagonists in “La traviata” opening this evening at the Winspear Opera House. From the Dallas publication “The Voice,” here’s an intimate look at the lives of one of opera’s most fascinating team: renowned stage director Bliss Hebert and equally renowned production designer Allen Charles Klein. Read it […]

Tristan & Isolde – What a Night!

by Suzanne Calvin

Okay, I confess: by the end of the evening, I was struggling with tears (and for all the right reasons). Were you there at last night’s opening of Christian Rath’s stunning new production of TRISTAN & ISOLDE?  Was I the only sentimental slob out there who found the overall experience transcendent? The reviews are already coming in, starting […]

Talk About Projecting!

by Suzanne Calvin

Check out the latest from “Theater Jones” and Gregory Sullivan Isaacs as we prepare for Thursday’s Opening of the Dallas Opera’s new production of “Tristan & Isolde. Some of the visuals during last night’s dress rehearsal literally took my breath away. I really think we’re in for a phenomenal ride! But I digress. Projections Designer […]

Tristan: Updated and Upgraded

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera’s upcoming production of “Tristan & Isolde” has been a work-in-progress…literally. Here to explain it all for you is Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones.” And here’s a look at Jeanne-Michele in all her glory. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Proverbial Talk of the Town

by Suzanne Calvin

  Yes, as suspected, the announcement that the Dallas Opera and Cowboys Stadium have partnered for an April 28th live simulcast of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” has quickly become the talk of the town. You may select from a variety of journalistic takes on the upcoming event… From Daniel J. Wakin at “The New York Times” Classical Music […]

One (and Two) for Theater Jones!

by tdoadmin

As the year ends at “Theater Jones,” critic Gregory Sullivan Isaacs selected the Dallas Opera’s 2011 revival of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” as the number one classical music event of the year! However, he admits it was something of a coin toss, as he was just about equally knocked out by our epic production of Modest Mussorgsky’s […]