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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 […]


by Suzanne Calvin

  From my very personal standpoint, it’s emphasis on the first and third syllables. But for many, many, many people reading this — I am flat out 100% wrong and an ignoramus to boot!  That’s one of the more charming aspects of any production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot.”  Nobody argues about how you pronounce HIS name, it’s how […]

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 […]


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 […]

Sign Up for Free Tickets to Final "Lucia"

by tdoadmin

You could be the winner of a pair of tickets to the final performance (Sunday, November 6th matinee at 2:00 PM) of the Dallas Opera’s critically acclaimed revival of “Lucia di Lammermoor” in the Winspear Opera House. For details, look to KERA’s “Art and Seek” blog (link below). Good luck! Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & […]