Tag Archives: Patricia Racette

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – California – Part 1

by Jonathan Pell

I am in Los Angeles this morning after two days in San Francisco where I attended back to back performances of Boito’s rarely performed opera MEFISTOFELE and the third performance in the world premiere run of Tobias Picker’s new opera DOLORES CLAIBORNE, both starring Patricia Racette. It was an astonishing feat when Ms. Racette agreed […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – DC I

by Jonathan Pell

It is cold and rainy in Washington DC and none of the famous cherry trees are in bloom yet (although the annual festival is next week) so I am disappointed. Saturday afternoon when I arrived I heard six of the eight singers in the Washington National Opera’s young artist program, and there were two of […]

Subscriber Perk: Another Rave for Racette

by Suzanne Calvin

Seriously, there are lots of reasons to subscribe to the Dallas Opera but the perks this year seem, to me, some of the best ever. Especially the “Cabaret Evening with Patricia Racette” praised by Marilee Vergati in this issue of “Dallas Dance Examiner:” “Racette’s renditions transformed classic songs into picturesque scenes reminiscent of the golden years […]

Racette Rocks the House

by Suzanne Calvin

Last night’s Patron Appreciation Recital, “A Cabaret Evening with Patricia Racette,” was a tremendous success with the donors and subscribers who made up the Winspear Opera House audience for this exclusive “thank-you” event.  After a bit of tweaking to get the amplification just right (yes, she is a world-class opera singer but one working with an altogether […]

Another Great Reason to Subscribe

by Suzanne Calvin

And her name is Patricia Racette. She will be the featured star of the upcoming Dallas Opera Patron Appreciation Recital on November 9th and there is still time to subscribe and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to hear Racette performing her one-woman Cabaret Evening. Reviews of her interpretations of gorgeous song standards have been […]

Since You Asked

by Suzanne Calvin

In light of the recent, reluctant cancellation of Leos Janacek’s 1921 masterpiece, Katya Kabanova, some have wondered aloud about the Dallas Opera’s track-record in producing works by this extraordinary composer and whether opera audiences in Dallas have ever had the opportunity to experience them. In fact, the company has had some notable success in this […]

Goya for Broke!

by Suzanne Calvin

I will freely admit that my chief interest in the Metropolitan Opera’s revival of “Il trovatore” isn’t the marvelous Patricia Racette (a stunning Jenufa at the Dallas Opera a few seasons back) or the equally compelling artistry of Zeljko Lucic (who sang Nabucco as a force of nature in our grand production designed by Frances Bagley and […]