Tag Archives: Nicola Rescigno

Holiday Gift Suggestion

by Suzanne Calvin

  For the opera lovers in your life: a $75 FLEX subscription (3 operas) to the Dallas Opera and a little background material to go along with it. Ron Davis’ “La Scala West” about the Kelly/Rescigno years is on-sale at amazon.com for $34.19 (which is considerably better than the $50 I shelled out for my […]

“Good-bye” to the Legendary Peter J. Hall

by Suzanne Calvin

Peter J. Hall, the Resident Costume Designer for the Dallas Opera and a renowned theatrical designer and artist known throughout the world, died Thursday, May 27th in Dallas from cardiac complications following a prolonged illness. He was 84 years old. Born in Bristol, England, Mr. Hall showed an early interest in theater, pursuing his dream […]

"Good-bye" to the Legendary Peter J. Hall

by tdoadmin

Peter J. Hall, the Resident Costume Designer for the Dallas Opera and a renowned theatrical designer and artist known throughout the world, died Thursday, May 27th in Dallas from cardiac complications following a prolonged illness. He was 84 years old. Born in Bristol, England, Mr. Hall showed an early interest in theater, pursuing his dream […]

One Chapter Ends, Another Begins

by Suzanne Calvin

George Steel The opening of the 2008-09 Season of The Dallas Opera represents a combination of exciting beginnings mixed with poignant endings. We are especially thrilled to welcome our new General Director, George Steel. George is a true “man for all seasons”: impresario, conductor, composer and businessman. His impressive management, academic and artistic credentials are […]

Maestro Nicola Rescigno (1916 – 2008) – Co-Founder of The Dallas Opera

by James Hampton

TDO Co-founder Nicola Rescigno on stage with Maria Callas Nicola Rescigno, a well-known conductor and founder of two major American opera companies, died in a hospital in Viterbo, Italy, on Monday, August 4. He had fallen previously and was awaiting surgery for a broken femur. His death was confirmed by his nephew, Joseph Rescigno, of […]