Tag Archives: Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet

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: […]

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 […]

Don’t Come Hungry – Unless it’s for Magnificent Music and Theater

by Suzanne Calvin

Fabulous interview conducted by William V. Madison (Bill, it’s been too long) with our incomparable Isolde, Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet. Devour every word right here and heed her advice about not coming hungry. The new Christian Rath production of “Tristan & Isolde” opens Thursday night at 7:00 PM (note the earlier than usual curtain time) and remains your best […]

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

From the desk of General Director Keith Cerny

by Megan Meister

Richard Wagner would be delighted to know that more than 125 years after his death, his signature Festspielhaus in Bayreuth still plays to sold-out audiences, with 10-year waiting lists to buy tickets.  Thanks to the generosity of the Dallas Wagner Society,  its President Roger Carroll, and its Treasurer Greg McConeghy, I was privileged to attend all five […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 21

by Megan Meister

I had lunch yesterday with Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet, who returns to Dallas in February  as “Isolde” in our production of TRISTAN.  She has just returned home to Santa Fe for a couple of weeks following an engagement in Barcelona, and is heading back to Europe  on Sunday. She is looking forward to reuniting with Clifton Forbis, […]