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Completing the Endowment Campaign

by Suzanne Calvin

Lots of folks weighing-in today on the Dallas Opera’s successful completion of the two-year, $20 million endowment campaign. Including “Dallas Business Journal” And “COMMANDOpera” And D Magazine And “Art and Seek” (KERA) Not to mention, this, from Norman Lebrecht. (Photo courtesy of COMMANDOpera) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

The Kimbell: Year One

by Suzanne Calvin

The fact is, we are incredibly lucky, here in North Texas, to have proximity and access to an amazing number of extraordinary art museums and collections. This ain’t booster talk; when you stop to think of the DMA, the Meadows Museum, the Crow Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Amon Carter Museum, the Fort Worth […]

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, […]

A Luminous Night at the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

UNVEIL: the Dallas Opera’s 2011 Gala, chaired by Jessica Jesse, brought us the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s new song cycle, A Question of Light, in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art. The reviews are now trickling in: Olin Chism at KERA’s “Art and Seek” blog says it was obvious that the audience […]

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 […]

Building(s) for the Future

by Suzanne Calvin

Before he skipped the continent, Music Director Graeme Jenkins offered up an evening at the Dallas Museum of Arts to discuss the “State of the Arts” in Dallas/Fort Worth and what we need to do to develop a larger, broader and more engaged performing arts audience here in North Texas. A few of his thoughts […]

Graeme and Alexander

by Suzanne Calvin

No, it’s not an Ingmar Bergman film. Music Director Graeme Jenkins and Chorus Master Alexander Rom will be engaging in community outreach outside their usual environment both this week and next, between performances of “Anna Bolena.” The Dallas Museum of Art’s “State of the Arts” series continues on Thursday evening (November 11th) at 7:30 PM in Horchow […]

The Critics Speak, Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

Heads rolled and the reviews are already rolling in for the Dallas Opera’s final installment of the famed Tudor Trilogy, “Anna Bolena” (Anne Boleyn) which opened this past weekend. Up first was “Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell who praised the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Music Director Graeme Jenkins but found flaws in […]

The Critics Speak, Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

We will, of course, talk more about the amazing simulcast on Friday night, but for those of you pondering whether to dash to this afternoon’s matinee of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” I thought I should start getting the reviews up on the site. Here’s what Wayne Gay of D magazine’s “FrontRow” blog had to say about […]

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