Tag Archives: Moby-Dick

Best in a Lifetime!

by Suzanne Calvin

Wow. We not only made Mark-Brian Sonna’s Top Ten List for the year just ended, we redefined the role of Don Giovanni for a generation, presented “our new Pavarotti” in two outstanding works and gave this critic one of the most memorable theatrical experiences of his entire life!  Given what a critic experiences year-in and year-out, that’s quite […]

Astute Observation from "The Observer"

by tdoadmin

Aside from the obvious reasons for enjoying (and agreeing with) Elaine Liner’s assessment for “The Observer” (Dallas), I appreciated that she took note of a fact often lost in the shuffle of discussions about opera: It’s not just great music — It’s fabulous THEATER and “Moby-Dick” truly deserved to be honored as the “Best Theatrical Production” of the […]

Astute Observation from “The Observer”

by Suzanne Calvin

Aside from the obvious reasons for enjoying (and agreeing with) Elaine Liner’s assessment for “The Observer” (Dallas), I appreciated that she took note of a fact often lost in the shuffle of discussions about opera: It’s not just great music — It’s fabulous THEATER and “Moby-Dick” truly deserved to be honored as the “Best Theatrical Production” of the […]

Two Hands Equal One Controversy

by Suzanne Calvin

They’re at it again, the local critics, that is. Willard Spiegelman of D magazine (not to mention SMU, “The New York Times,” etc.) is the latest to raise the issue of the audience “O”…the sometimes ill-timed, other times automatic standing ovations on the part of Dallas/Fort Worth audiences. One of the points made is that this behavior somehow validates […]

Scotching the Rumor

by Suzanne Calvin

No, Virginia, there is no “Moby-Claus.” I’ve seen a rumor circulating among opera aficionados on the internet that the October 12th WRR “Dallas Opera Encore Performances” broadcast of the world premiere production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s MOBY-DICK will be streamed, simultaneously, like much of the station’s programming. I am sorry to be the […]

Ahab’s Encore!

by Suzanne Calvin

Fascinating news from Jake Heggie and Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell: Evidently Captain Ahab is unsinkable after all. Get all the details of Jake’s upcoming stint as University of North Texas Artist-in-Residence and plans for a new symphonic work based on…you guessed it… Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Ahab's Encore!

by tdoadmin

Fascinating news from Jake Heggie and Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell: Evidently Captain Ahab is unsinkable after all. Get all the details of Jake’s upcoming stint as University of North Texas Artist-in-Residence and plans for a new symphonic work based on…you guessed it… Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Best Wishes to Seattle Opera and the Fort Worth Opera Festival!

by James Hampton

May is certainly an exciting month for new opera! Rapidly following our “triumphant” and “stunning” premiere of Jake Heggie’s and Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick, we want to wish our colleagues in Seattle and Fort Worth all the best on their upcoming premieres. Amelia, a new opera by composer Daron Aric Hagen, librettist Gardner McFall, and Dramaturg […]