Tag Archives: Michael Yeargan

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 […]

Sneak Peek at AIDA – and TDO’s Awe-Inspiring Set

by Suzanne Calvin

Can’t wait any longer to get a look at the Dallas Opera’s AIDA, opening Friday, October 26th? I don’t blame you a bit for being curious. Fortunately, we were lucky enough to rate a segment on this morning’s “Good Morning Texas” on WFAA-TV with reporter Shannon Powell Hart, featuring several key people–both onstage and off. […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 2

by Megan Meister

  Only four Adler singers sang for me today (I guess the RING has “wrung” them out)—all were fine, but only one really stood out.  It is the end of their season, and I am sure they are exhausted. The WALKUERE tonight  was brilliantly directed and some of the singing was thrilling.  Francesca Zambello’s production […]