Tag Archives: La traviata

The Country Versus the Cough

by Megan Meister

Early this morning, four decades after it smashed box office records across the U.S., I finally got around to seeing “Love Story” when it snuck-up on my television screen.  Aside from a head-snapping appearance by a youthful Tommy Lee Jones, the movie was everything I expected and less: sappy, over-the-top music score; “hoot-worthy” dialogue, and […]

Unbridled Enthusiasm

by Suzanne Calvin

There are a number of things I love in this world: kind-hearted children, pets that purr, well-designed furniture, glorious music enjoyed with the windows rolled down, walking anywhere, hundred-year-old linens, and the Meadows Museum–to name a few. But one of the things I’ve come to appreciate more and more is the man or woman who looks at […]

“La traviata” Comes to TDO!

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org) THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT GIUSEPPE VERDI’S POIGNANT 1853 MASTERPIECE LA TRAVIATA LIBRETTO BY FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE ~~~~ STARRING GREEK SOPRANO MYRTÒ PAPATANASIU IN HER AMERICAN DEBUT AS VIOLETTA, AMERICAN TENOR JAMES VALENTI AS ALFREDO, AND FRENCH BARITONE […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

On Thursday afternoon I flew down to Houston for the finals of the Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers.  This concert featured two arias each performed by nine young singers ranging in age from 22 to 30, all accompanied by Eric Melear, music director of the Houston Opera Studio.  Representatives from the […]

Fashion@theOpera

by Megan Meister

First Night Designer Michael Faircloth designed a fabulous dress inspired by La traviata modeled by Shannon Skokos.  Tickets for one of Verdi’s Masterpieces La Traviata are available either by calling our box office at 214.443.1000 or by visiting http://www.dallasopera.org/tickets

Single Tickets for the "Tragic Obsessions" Season Go on Sale 9/12/11

by tdoadmin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 12, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO OFFER SINGLE TICKETS FOR THE GLORIOUSLY HAND-WRINGING 2011-2012“TRAGIC OBSESSIONS” SEASON Presented by Texas Instruments Foundation ~~~~ Season Subscriptions under a Hundred Dollars are on Sale Now! Single Tickets will Start at $25 and go on Sale Sept. 12, […]

Single Tickets for the “Tragic Obsessions” Season Go on Sale 9/12/11

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 12, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO OFFER SINGLE TICKETS FOR THE GLORIOUSLY HAND-WRINGING 2011-2012“TRAGIC OBSESSIONS” SEASON Presented by Texas Instruments Foundation ~~~~ Season Subscriptions under a Hundred Dollars are on Sale Now! Single Tickets will Start at $25 and go on Sale Sept. 12, […]

British Camillias for Renee

by Suzanne Calvin

Sold-out performances and sterling reviews.  Looks like Renee has conquered another role, this time, Dumas’ infamous “Lady of the Camilias” that she first took on a few seasons back in Houston and at the Met.  Tony Tommasini, reporting from London on the Royal Opera production, finds it an “impressive company achievement.” (photo by Catherine Ashmore, courtesy of […]