Tag Archives: Moby-Dick

Edifice Complex?

by Suzanne Calvin

The glamorous French Opera House, New Orleans, after losing one of its many lives.   There’s a lot of discussion these days about the newest performing arts venues and whether that money could have been better spent somewhere else. But while reading David L. Groover and Cecil C. Conner, Jr.’s Skeletons from the Opera Closet, […]

TDO IS PROUD TO PRESENT “COMPOSING CONVERSATIONS” WITH JOBY TALBOT

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 2, 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 “COMPOSING CONVERSATIONS” ~~~~ Featuring Joby Talbot, Composer of ALICE IN WONDERLAND and the Film Score for THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY ~~~~ MAY 15, 2012 AT 6:30 PM HAMON HALL, THE […]

So In Vogue

by Suzanne Calvin

In the pages of this month’s “Vogue” magazine, an article on tenor Jonas Kaufmann (“Lord of the Ring”) that also touches on other members of the Met cast, including tenor Jay Hunter Morris (pictured, in the photo from NPR), who just had a spectacular run as Captain Ahab in the San Diego production of “Moby-Dick.” […]

“Oh, Captain, My Captain!”

by Suzanne Calvin

Illness has forced tenor Ben Heppner to cancel his appearance in Tuesday evening’s performance of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s “Moby-Dick” at the San Diego Civic Center. Jay Hunter Morris, who sang the role of Captain Ahab in an earlier production of the work in Adelaide, Australia, will step-in for the ailing singer. Hunter had […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

  Basking in the glowing reviews for the Dallas Opera’s extraordinary production of TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, I got on a plane for San Diego to attend the west coast premiere of MOBY-DICK.  It was wonderful to be reunited with this magnificent work which we commissioned for the opening season of the Winspear Opera House and […]

Heppner on the Roles of a Lifetime

by Suzanne Calvin

Knowing how tremendously hard tenor Ben Heppner worked to create the role of Captain Ahab in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s world premiere production of “Moby-Dick” (Dallas Opera, 2010), it’s incredibly gratifying to see that the artist looks back on that difficult process–I mean, YOU try singing for a couple of hours on a peg-leg!–as […]

New Heggie Commission Announced

by Suzanne Calvin

To paraphrase KERA reporter/producer Jerome Weeks: You can’t ask much more from an opera…announcement. Donors and members of the Dallas Opera Chorus and staff gathered onstage to hear a few retrospective words about the impact of “Moby-Dick” on this company before introducing a video featuring opera mega-star mezzo Joyce DiDonato announcing that a) She will […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

I am, of course,  looking forward to some non Dallas Opera musical events  this spring, among which are some concerts at the Dallas Symphony. When it was announced I couldn’t help but notice that the Dallas Symphony has performances coming up  March 29 – 31 of the Bach Saint Matthew Passion, conducted by Jaap van […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

New York Auditions Day 2 & Faust Yesterday’s auditions were slow to get started, and it wasn’t until two hours into them that I heard a singer that I liked, and another hour after that before I heard a singer that I loved. Later in the day there were four or five interesting singers, but […]

Creating New Opera (And Other Musical Works)

by Suzanne Calvin

December 5th at 6:30 PM in the Winspear’s Hamon Hall — and anyone can come! RSVP today at 214.443.1044. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE GENERAL DIRECTOR’S ROUNDTABLE! “CREATING NEW OPERA (And Other Musical Works)” FEATURING MOBY-DICK LIBRETTIST AND AMERICAN LYRICIST GENE SCHEER, ANN […]