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Dallas Opera Chamber Series

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s official!  We are launching a new chamber opera series in March of 2012 with a Dallas Opera production of Peter Maxwell Davies’ THE LIGHTHOUSE, conducted by the second woman guest conductor in our history and staged by Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty in his opera debut!  And did I mention where this […]

The Dallas Opera Goes Stag

by Suzanne Calvin

We’re looking for a few good men. Not me personally; I like the one I have just fine. Why don’t I simply pass the bucks to local media professionals to explain, like KERA’s Jerome Weeks and D magazine’s Peter Simek? Hook ‘em Horns!  (stag photo courtesy of flickr.com) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Coming to a Square Near You

by Suzanne Calvin

The only thing that might be as much fun as dressing up for opening night of the Dallas Opera season is NOT dressing up and enjoying the very same opera (Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”)–for free–under the stars. That’s the motivation behind the Dallas Opera’s very first simulcast slated for opening night (Friday, October 22) in the […]

Three Men on a Commission

by Suzanne Calvin

For those of you who couldn’t get enough of last spring’s world premiere production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s MOBY-DICK, the duo have been commissioned again (their first collaboration since M-D) to create a new song cycle to be unveiled by renowned baritone Nathan Gunn in a one-time-only performance at the Dallas Opera’s 2011 Gala […]

From Page to Stage: The Operatic Journey of "Moby-Dick"

by tdoadmin

Alright, you landlubbers!  Get ready for adventure — in collaboration with the Texas Book Festival and the Meadows School of the Arts, Division of Music.  Here’s the gist of it from KERA reporter/producer Jerome Weeks (who will be making a significant contribution to this two-day program, thank you very much), as written up in today’s “Art […]

From Page to Stage: The Operatic Journey of “Moby-Dick”

by Suzanne Calvin

Alright, you landlubbers!  Get ready for adventure — in collaboration with the Texas Book Festival and the Meadows School of the Arts, Division of Music.  Here’s the gist of it from KERA reporter/producer Jerome Weeks (who will be making a significant contribution to this two-day program, thank you very much), as written up in today’s “Art […]

Eye of the Beholder

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera has had the joy of working with an outstanding production photographer for the last several years, Karen Almond, who brings imagination and genuine artistry to every task.  Luckily for us, someone outside the company has noticed. Jerome Weeks of KERA’s “Art & Seek” seems to be vying with me for the unpaid, unofficial job […]

Jake Heggie Speaks Out

by Suzanne Calvin

Composer Jake Heggie’s recent box lunch briefing on “Moby-Dick” has generated another story.  This one is particularly worth checking out because KERA’s Jerome Weeks has given us the opportunity to hear about the process of creating a new opera from a classic 19th century novel in the composer’s own words. And, no, it won’t look […]

Suzanna Guzman Enchants Kids in West Dallas

by Suzanne Calvin

Latina mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman grew up without opera in East Los Angeles.  She doesn’t want other children to have to say the same and–to that end–she has taken her one-woman show, “Don’t Be Afraid: It’s Just Opera!” to around 200,000 school age children throughout the United States. Suzanna, who portrays a delightful Marcellina in our […]