Tag Archives: Otello

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Jonathan Pell

Tenor Sean Panikkar, “Cassio” TDO Otello 09 Karen Almond, Photo Credit I have heard that some of my loyal readers have been wondering where I have been this summer since there haven’t been any postings since the beginning of July. Well, I should report that I just returned from the Galapagos Islands, where I was auditioning […]

No Loss for Words

by Suzanne Calvin

Renowned British stage Director Tim Albery looking better-rested than I’ve ever seen him. With good reason, according to this conversation between Albery and Peter Simek of the local arts scene blog “Renegade Bus.” And then there’s Peter’s review, which might indicate a teeny bit too much time spent in esoteric graduate literature courses.  It begins, […]

The Total Package

by Suzanne Calvin

A fun piece from Pegasus News’ Teresa Gubbins on her experience at Friday night’s opening performance. Additionally, there was this comment on the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram” about being at the right place at the right time…just about all night long: “Laura Bush was there last night … I walked into the building with Roger Staubach […]

The Reviews are IN! Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

I’m dashing through these as quickly as possible and I hope you’ll feel free to add your comments and thoughts on this amazing opening weekend.  Here’s the word from Bloomberg News’ Jeremy Girard, who found himself especially moved by the last act and its “emotional punch.” Longtime local classical music writer and critic, Olin Chism, on […]

The Reviews are IN! Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, it was one heck of a performance on Friday night and an atmosphere that was positively electric!  However, I won’t tarry: Let’s see what the critics had to say before jumping into the fray with our own opinions on The Dallas Opera’s opening weekend at the Winspear. There’s no particular order to this thing…we’ll […]

Counting the Days

by Suzanne Calvin

Terrific coverage this week on the grand opening of AT&T Performing Arts Center and we are all looking forward to the Dallas Opera’s season opener, Verdi’s OTELLO, the first production in the new Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, which will be unveiled to the public when the Guillermo Kuitca curtain goes up on Friday, October 23rd.  Check […]