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It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

by Suzanne Calvin

Actually, hope for the future of opera is expressed in varying DEGREES in this KERA “Art and Seek” piece on “Taking Opera’s Temperature.” Arts producer/reporter Jerome Weeks lets other pundits do the talking on the NPR segment produced by Tom Huizenga.  However, he does note that, when queried about the most dynamite new opera of […]

Nothing to Do With Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, nothing to do with opera; however, it has everything to do with the community in which we, too, invest a great deal of effort to create art, so it definitely caught my interest. How would you identify and explain “Art in the Public Square” in the City of Dallas? I’m not being argumentative, I’m […]

Everyone Pines for Ava

by Suzanne Calvin

  Yes, everybody pines for Ava and, as the old saying goes: “What’s not to love?” Terrific piece on soprano Ava Pine, our spunky Pamina in the season finale of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE now stepping into the limelight at the Fort Worth Opera Festival, from Jerome Weeks, a reporter/producer for KERA and the “Art […]

Score!

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 […]

It is Drawing Nigh

by Suzanne Calvin

I don’t think I have ever typed the words “drawing nigh” in my life, but here we are, just two days away from what appears to be one of the largest opera simulcasts in American history. It’s happening Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, presented by The Dallas Foundation, and Sandie Newton of KTVT CBS-11 […]

22,000 and Still Counting

by Suzanne Calvin

  There is still time to mark your calendar and plan to be there at Cowboys Stadium for the first ever Dallas Opera Simulcast in a sports venue. The production is Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, featuring an all-star cast, and it’s a great introduction to opera. Get more details from KERA’s Jerome Weeks here or Classical […]

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 […]

“Pursuits of Passion” in 2012-2013

by Suzanne Calvin

The opinions from pundit-ville are rolling in, regarding the Dallas Opera’s upcoming “Pursuits of Passion” Season. From Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell at “The Dallas Morning News” we get both news and analysis — click here. Other interesting folk weighing-in, including Arnold Wayne Jones at “Dallas Voice,” available here, Jerome Weeks at KERA’s “Art and […]

Met Opera Live at Booker T.

by Suzanne Calvin

  The Dallas Opera is delighted to help the kids (D.I.S.D students, grade 4 through 12) at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts get more out of every opera experience.  So, as part of the live HD broadcasts from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, we’re contributing speakers like Dallas Opera Head of Music […]

Callas Nominations Announced

by Suzanne Calvin

Oh, you lucky renewing subscribers! Those of you who have already renewed for the “Tragic Obsessions” Season (2011-2012) of the Dallas Opera have the extraordinary opportunity — and responsibility, to be frank — to sift through a season of outstanding debut performances and determine which one made the strongest impression on you. In other words, […]