Tag Archives: La boheme

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Chicago

by Jonathan Pell

Thursday morning I flew to Chicago for a weekday matinee of Puccini’s LA BOHEME, starring Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Elizabeth Futral and Lucas Meachum. The production was borrowed from the San Francisco Opera (which was also seen in Dallas in 1998) with scenery by Tony Award winning designer Michael Yeargan.  Michael, who was born and […]


by Megan Meister

EDIBLE OPERA One of the best-loved opening scenes in opera, the beginning of Act One of Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème, revolves almost entirely around two things: hunger and extreme cold.  As we enter the season of feasting that extends from Thanksgiving Day through Chinese New Year’s and beyond, it’s a good time to push ourselves […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 27

by Megan Meister

I am getting ready to leave for the airport for the long flight back to Dallas, and thanks to American Airlines and its partnership with Qantas, it can now be done non-stop. My time in Australia has been wonderful and I think very productive and might lead to some interesting collaborations in the future.  We’ll […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 19

by Megan Meister

I had an early dinner with Ailyn Perez last night and was glad to be able to catch up with all the wonderful things that are going on with her career, including her Covent Garden and Metropolitan Opera debuts.  It was hard to tear myself away before we could have dessert, but the curtain time […]

"Boheme" review from Pegasus News

by tdoadmin

A review you might have missed, on The Dallas Opera’s “La boheme” with one more performance Saturday, February 21st.  Mark-Brian Sonna dishes. For that matter, another very interesting review from ConcertoNet’s Paul Wooley, giving us the Classical Music Network’s take on our latest production. If you haven’t already purchased your ticket; you really mustn’t let […]