Tag Archives: Marilee Vergati

…To Create a Giant Community Footprint

by Suzanne Calvin

“How to Win Friends and Influence Opera Goers: the Next Generation edition” That’s what’s at stake when we talk about the never-more-urgent need for opera and the performing arts to create a strong and indelible community footprint. The task can be approached in a variety of ways from a number of different angles. But one […]

Putting His Foot Down

by Suzanne Calvin

…On the path to inspired (and inspiring) leadership. Dallas arts writer and reviewer Marilee Vergati takes a closer look at Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s multifaceted vision for the company and the success of his ongoing mission in Dallas.  In the current economy, it’s not all coming up roses; but Keith appears to be a […]

Good Company

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s incredibly nice to be included when the other organizations acknowledged here are the likes of the Amon G. Carter Foundation; The 500, Inc.; and TACA.  What’s it all about?  “Under the direction of (General Director and) CEO Keith Cerny, the Dallas Opera’s strategic plan is healthy and continues to earn the confidence of the community.”  More from […]

Playing Catch Up – TDO Reviews

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, it’s been a busy week in these parts — and liable to become busier still with this weekend’s opera party for approximately 32,000 of our friends. That’s my excuse, anyway, for just now posting the latest reviews of the two blockbuster productions being presented by the Dallas Opera. Of THE MAGIC FLUTE, which opened […]

Subscriber Perk: Another Rave for Racette

by Suzanne Calvin

Seriously, there are lots of reasons to subscribe to the Dallas Opera but the perks this year seem, to me, some of the best ever. Especially the “Cabaret Evening with Patricia Racette” praised by Marilee Vergati in this issue of ”Dallas Dance Examiner:” “Racette’s renditions transformed classic songs into picturesque scenes reminiscent of the golden years […]

First-Rate FIRST NIGHT

by Suzanne Calvin

  The applause for the Dallas Opera’s Opening Night of the Season hasn’t stopped. Here’s the latest take from Marilee Vergati of “Dallas Dance Examiner” who loved the fashions, the plazacast, the entire night from the red carpet arrivals to the final bows.  Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

"A Triumphant, Richly Beautiful and Intelligent Production"

by tdoadmin

I couldn’t have said it better myself. However, in this case, it was said by Marilee Vergati of “Examiner.com” in this five-star review. Another rave for the Dallas Opera’s production of “Boris Godunov” from D magazine’s Wayne Lee Gay.  Writing for the Front Row blog, Wayne vowed that we met every challenge “brilliantly” and called the […]

“A Triumphant, Richly Beautiful and Intelligent Production”

by Suzanne Calvin

I couldn’t have said it better myself. However, in this case, it was said by Marilee Vergati of “Examiner.com” in this five-star review. Another rave for the Dallas Opera’s production of “Boris Godunov” from D magazine’s Wayne Lee Gay.  Writing for the Front Row blog, Wayne vowed that we met every challenge “brilliantly” and called the […]

Married with Class

by Suzanne Calvin

If, after the relaxed yet romantic “Patron Appreciation Recital” given by tenor Stephen Costello and soprano Ailyn Perez on Monday,  November 8th, you can’t get enough of their chemistry — check out not one, not two, but three extensive pieces by local journalist Marilee Vergati that explore multiple aspects of their wedded life, their red-hot careers and their […]