Tag Archives: Keith Cerny

The Case for The Aspern Papers

by Suzanne Calvin

You get an analysis, as well as a sterling review, from Classical Music Critic Anne Midgette of “The Washington Post” in this piece on the Dallas Opera’s current production of Dominick Argento’s 1988 opera, THE ASPERN PAPERS, based on a novella by Henry James. Ms. Midgette writes: “This score offers music of nostalgia: lush outbursts […]

A “Dangerous” Experiment

by Suzanne Calvin

(So easy, a child could do it!  Photo by Karen Almond, Dallas Opera, at Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of The Magic Flute Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. I’m referring to supertitles, of course. The once fiery controversy has largely faded, as supertitled or subtitled opera has become the norm rather than the exception […]

More Than 10K Sign Up for Opera Stadium Simulcast

by Suzanne Calvin

Above the ten thousand mark, and counting. Today we reported reaching our first official milestone in connection with the upcoming April 13th Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of Puccini’s TURANDOT. Sponsored by The Dallas Foundation, everything is free from the parking to your seat — unless you decide to hit the concession stands (in which case, you’re […]

Original or Familiar – It’s all art and it’s all new

by Suzanne Calvin

(Image from LA Opera’s world premiere production of “Il Postino”) Decisions, Decisions. How do the chief executives of major performing arts organizations grapple with the task of advancing the art form and attracting audiences at the same time? Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Tuesday March 5th in a free “Conversation with […]

It Was the Best of Times

by Suzanne Calvin

…and the Best of Times. In fact, the always fascinating TACA Silver Cup Awards was especially gratifying for representatives of the Dallas Opera this year, who heard first-hand the plaudits of Dallas media icon Lee Cullum. However, reading about it on Jeanne Prejean’s MY SWEET CHARITY comes pretty darn close; we’re very proud! (photo of […]

TDO Announces 2013/2014 Season “BY LOVE TRANSFORMED”

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AN INSPIRED FIFTH SEASON IN THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE! BY LOVE TRANSFORMED FOUR MASTERPIECES THAT DEFIED CONVENTIONS BY BIZET, MACHOVER, KORNGOLD AND ROSSINI ~~~~ OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, OCTOBER […]

TDO, in Partnership with Cowboys Stadium, Proudly Announces TDO 2013 Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of TURANDOT

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COWBOYS STADIUM, PROUDLY ANNOUNCES A SECOND LANDMARK PUBLIC EVENT: THE DALLAS OPERA’S 2013 COWBOYS STADIUM SIMULCAST! ~~~~ PUCCINI’S “TURANDOT” LIVE! Plus the World’s Largest Cartoon Screening Of the Warner Brothers 1957 Classic […]

Grateful to TACA – Most Grateful Indeed

by Suzanne Calvin

The phenomenally generous folks at TACA have done it again, distributing $1.2 million in grant awards to a host of eager and needy performing arts organizations (I mean, what arts organization isn’t feeling the pinch these days?), including the Dallas Opera, which received the largest award bestowed that night: $110,000. General Director and CEO Keith […]

TDO Proudly Presents “Composing Conversations” with American Composer Dominick Argento

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 11, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014                            Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org                                    megan.meister@dallasopera.org                                                                 THE DALLAS OPERA PROUDLY PRESENTS Composing Conversations” with American Composer Dominick Argento In Partnership with Art&Seek Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. HAMON HALL, THE WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE AT&T PERFORMNG ARTS CENTER ~~~~ The production of […]

Puccini’s Hold on Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

If you haven’t already caught it on “Theater Jones,” here’s the latest installment of General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s “Off the Cuff.” This piece, on the extraordinary hold the works of Giacomo Puccini have on modern day opera audiences–really involves a great deal more. Read the article at your leisure…here. (The guy with the moustache […]