Tag Archives: Opera News

Great Expectations

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s always fun to be noticed and we’ve noticed that we’ve made a several note-worthy lists lately including Katie Womack’s “Dallas Observer” piece on the “Ten Must-Hear Classical Music Shows in Dallas This Fall.” Read the piece right here. We were equally pleased to see that we made the select list of “Hot Tickets” in […]

It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

by Suzanne Calvin

Actually, hope for the future of opera is expressed in varying DEGREES in this KERA “Art and Seek” piece on “Taking Opera’s Temperature.” Arts producer/reporter Jerome Weeks lets other pundits do the talking on the NPR segment produced by Tom Huizenga.  However, he does note that, when queried about the most dynamite new opera of […]

Spectacular, Spectacular!

by Suzanne Calvin

“Dallas had a spectacular hit in March with a gorgeous rendition of RIGOLETTO.” -Willard Spiegelman, “Opera News” I would read more if I weren’t blushing so. However, don’t let me stop you from finding out exactly what Willard has to say about Laura Claycomb’s long-awaited debut–and infinitely more!  Press here.  Didn’t work?  Okay then, click! Suzanne […]

BORIS G. Wows “Opera News”

by Suzanne Calvin

Like I always say, “Better late than never!” From the exclusive online content of “Opera News”: “Never has the Dallas Opera orchestra made such commanding, majestic music, capable of a full range of tonal effects; never has it played more like a great symphonic ensemble. Under Graeme Jenkins’s baton, the orchestra filled the hall with […]

BORIS G. Wows "Opera News"

by tdoadmin

Like I always say, “Better late than never!” From the exclusive online content of “Opera News”: “Never has the Dallas Opera orchestra made such commanding, majestic music, capable of a full range of tonal effects; never has it played more like a great symphonic ensemble. Under Graeme Jenkins’s baton, the orchestra filled the hall with […]

Vintage Keith

by Suzanne Calvin

Because it would have been easy to miss earlier, and because (with the holiday weekend) you might have a bit more time to lean back in your chair and (how shall I put this?) digest a fairly lengthy but altogether fascinating interview — for all these reasons and more, we are re-posting the Adam Wasserman […]

Juuuuuust Right!

by Suzanne Calvin

At the risk of sounding like Goldilocks, I appreciated the thumbs-up the Winspear Opera House received from “Opera News” for being “pleasurably Euro-scaled.”  Actually, it’s an altogether interesting article by Patrick Dillon on whether opera is better served by big voices or less hefty, more nuanced vocal instruments. Your opinions and anecdotes are equally welcome. Suzanne […]

Our One-of-a-Kind Guy

by Suzanne Calvin

A glowing first report card from Adam Wasserman, the online editor for “Opera News.” The topic of his featured interview? Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny. Simply reading this piece will raise your overall confidence in the current direction and future of the company. By the way, have you purchased your season subscription yet?  Just askin’. Suzanne Calvin, […]