Tag Archives: Off the Cuff

The Dallas Opera’s Riverboat Adventure!

by Celeste Hart

Our final production of the 2015-2016 season is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s SHOW BOAT! The work that changed American Musical Theater forever, opens on Friday, April 15, 2016. In this edition of OFF THE CUFF from Theater Jones, Keith Cerny, the Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, explores and offers insights in to […]

What We Learned from the Women Conductors Institute

by Celeste Hart

In his latest Off the Cuff, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny reflects on the success, and opportunities for further improvement, from the inaugural Institute for Women Conductors. by Keith Cernypublished Sunday, January 3, 2016   Dallas — Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 6, The Dallas Opera held the inaugural program of the […]

Keith Cerny on “Turning the Tide”

by Suzanne Calvin

Our General Director and CEO’s latest monthly column for “Theater Jones” delves into the questions raised for the industry by the dramatic turn of events at San Diego Opera.  No arts organization is immune to financial difficulties, whether caused by uncontrollable outside circumstances or unforeseen internal challenges; however, there’s a lot to be said about […]

Tech-Heads Take Notice

by Suzanne Calvin

Keith Cerny’s latest edition of “Off the Cuff” on “Theater Jones” explores the technical ins-and-outs of opera simulcasts. Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask. Read on.  Be sure not to miss Luke McKenzie’s incredible photos. Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media and Public Relations

Mark Twain’s Wagnerian Adventures

by Suzanne Calvin

What did American literary icon Mark Twain and German music titan Richard Wagner have in common? If you said “Wavy hair,” you are correct! If you said anything else, you’re probably mistaken. Desite the lack of common ground, Twain’s deeply personal impressions of the Bayreuth experience form the basis for this month’s “Off the Cuff” […]

Keith’s latest “Off the Cuff”

by Suzanne Calvin

Why do I have the distinct feeling that eighteenth-century artist William Hogarth was a “glass half-empty” kinda guy? Even so, nobody served up social commentary like this influential Brit and he’s the subject–no, more like the catalyst–of General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s latest “Off the Cuff” for Theater Jones. Enjoy it right here. Suzanne […]

Managing the Opera Company of the Future

by Suzanne Calvin

  There’s a lot of talk these days about how arts organizations are going to survive the impact of staggering economies, government cuts, and a lack of consumer confidence. But, frankly, if survival is the ultimate goal–why bother? Arts organizations need to think beyond the immediate pressures we face and begin implementing ways to make […]

A “Dangerous” Experiment

by Suzanne Calvin

(So easy, a child could do it!  Photo by Karen Almond, Dallas Opera, at Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of The Magic Flute Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. I’m referring to supertitles, of course. The once fiery controversy has largely faded, as supertitled or subtitled opera has become the norm rather than the exception […]

Ladies Sing the Blues

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny has posted another installment cheap car insurance quotes of “Off the Cuff” on “Theater Jones,” this one devoted to the idea that most operas fall into one of three catagories: one-hanky, two-hanky, or heart-clutching three-hanky. Read Keith’s analysis here. (Ladies’ hankies courtesy of made-in-china.com) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media […]