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Another Opening, Another Show!

by Suzanne Calvin

Actually, when the Dallas Opera stages a season-opener, it goes well beyond the ordinary.  And these photos by TDO’s Luke McKenzie will give plenty of hints as to “why.”  From the red carpet arrivals hosted by WFAA Morning Anchor Ron Corning, the fabulous fashions, the enthusiastic crowds, and the gorgeous weather–it was a night to […]

Wish You Were Here

by Suzanne Calvin

Italian baritone Luca Grassi is making his official U.S. debut this evening in the role of the Machiavellian Lord Enrico Ashton in our season opening production of “Lucia di Lammermoor.” And the folks over at “Barihunks” couldn’t be more pleased! Here’s their report. If you are not familiar with “Barihunks” by the way, you should […]

Dallas Voice “Best Bet”

by Suzanne Calvin

And you’d best believe it. Opening Night of the Season tonight, including a free, outdoor Plazacast (with subtitles) on the lawn in front of the Winspear (bring a blanket and picnic basket), 6 PM red carpet arrivals and fashion show with specially designed coutoure gowns inspired by each of the operas in our “Tragic Obsessions” […]

Dallas Voice "Best Bet"

by tdoadmin

And you’d best believe it. Opening Night of the Season tonight, including a free, outdoor Plazacast (with subtitles) on the lawn in front of the Winspear (bring a blanket and picnic basket), 6 PM red carpet arrivals and fashion show with specially designed coutoure gowns inspired by each of the operas in our “Tragic Obsessions” […]

Bob Miller on FIRST NIGHT

by Suzanne Calvin

We’re counting the hours now until Opening Night of the “Tragic Obsessions” Season (Friday, October 21st) and FIRST NIGHT, the celebrations beginning at 6:00 p.m. with red carpet arrivals and fashion show, a pre-performance reception and a lavish, post-performance dinner–all while the 7:30 p.m. performance is playing on a giant screen out in front of […]

Putting the Flavor in Family Programming

by Megan Meister

Putting the Flavor in Family Programming By Suzanne Calvin There’s something slightly sticky-sweet about the term “family programming” that tends to remind me of applesauce: pleasant, easily digestible and just as easily forgotten when you’re done.  Well, that is not what our “family programming” is about at the Dallas Opera. Beginning with this month’s sprightly […]

Luca on Luca–and Other Things

by Suzanne Calvin

As nuclear engineer-turned-Italian baritone Luca Grassi prepares for his American debut as the manipulative Enrico Ashton in the Dallas Opera season opener, he took a few minutes off to talk with Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones.” Check it out! (Photo of Luca Grassi and Elena Mosuc by Dallas Opera production photographer Karen Almond) Suzanne […]

Scott Cantrell's Latest

by tdoadmin

I’m thinking that the analogy between the political chaos that is the setting for Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and Keith Cerny’s situation as General Director and CEO of the Dallas Opera might be a bit of a stretch (or what we in the opera world term, “artistic license”); nevertheless, the “Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic gives us […]

Scott Cantrell’s Latest

by Suzanne Calvin

I’m thinking that the analogy between the political chaos that is the setting for Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and Keith Cerny’s situation as General Director and CEO of the Dallas Opera might be a bit of a stretch (or what we in the opera world term, “artistic license”); nevertheless, the “Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic gives us […]

Fashion@theOpera

by Megan Meister

Nicolas Villalba is an international award-winning owner and principal designer of Nicolas Villalba Couture. Originally an eveningwear designer, the Nicolas line now includes wedding and business attire, home decor and custom linens, making his studio the only “split” atelier in Dallas. After graduating from UNT with a BFA in Fashion Design, Nicolas was chosen to […]