Tag Archives: Peter Maxwell Davies

Nicole Paiement Named Principal Guest Conductor

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s fabulous–and it’s official.  The Dallas Opera has appointed Maestra Nicole Paiement as our first “Principal Guest Conductor.”  More from Jerome Weeks and the “Art and Seek” blog. Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media and Public Relations  (photo of Ms. Paiement by Roger Steen)

Glowing Reviews for The Lighthouse

by Suzanne Calvin

The limited engagement of the Dallas Opera’s new production of THE LIGHTHOUSE is now history — but the accolades continue to roll in on the tide. Katie Womack of “The Observer” found it a “strange yet engrossing musical and theatrical experience.” Read more of her review here. Over at “Theater Jones,” critic Gregory Sullivan Isaacs proclaimed […]

Spooky-Like, and a Whole Lot More

by Suzanne Calvin

All explanations fall short. There’s no way to navigate the treacherous shoals of Peter Maxwell Davies’ THE LIGHTHOUSE, opening Friday, March 16th at 7:30 pm in the Wyly Theater, without actually experiencing it, seeing and hearing it for yourself. Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell of “The Dallas Morning News” gives it a go right here. But it’s […]

Coming Soon to a Theater Near…Us!

by Suzanne Calvin

Only the performance space has changed, not the artistic quality or content. I’m talking about THE LIGHTHOUSE, a 1980 chamber opera by Peter Maxwell Davies opening this Friday in the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre directly across Flora Street from our usual home in the Winspear Opera House. And THE LIGHTHOUSE is definitely distinctive in more ways […]

Theater Jones Goes “Behind the Curtain”

by Suzanne Calvin

Behind the curtain, down in the pit, at the publicity shoot, in the tech director’s office, talking with the conductor, the director and the stars: “Theater Jones” was everywhere, as the Dallas Opera and the Dallas Theater Center prepared for our chilling new production of THE LIGHTHOUSE, opening for a very limited engagement this Friday night, […]


by Suzanne Calvin

Excellent feature on the Dallas Public Library blog, “Booked Solid” about our upcoming production, THE LIGHTHOUSE, by Peter Maxwell Davies — a contemporary work that will inaugurate our new, dedicated chamber series in partnership with the Dallas Theater Center. Be sure to read it all the way to the end, as the final paragraph has a […]

The Mystery of The Lighthouse by Wayne Lee Gay

by tdoadmin

The disappearance, in December of 1900, of the staff of three keepers at a remote lighthouse in the Flannan Isles of Scotland attracted attention not only throughout the British Isles but across Europe and the English-speaking world. No human suspect emerged, and no logical scenario entirely explained the obvious fact that three men, presumably living […]

“The Lighthouse” is on the Horizon

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE COMPANY’S LANDMARK 250th PRODUCTION THE LIGHTHOUSE A CHAMBER OPERA BY PETER MAXWELL DAVIES ~~~~ Conducted by Maestra Nicole Paiement Staged by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty Starring Tenor Andrew Bidlack Baritone Robert Orth And Bass Daniel […]

You are Invited to THE LIGHTHOUSE

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s the ticket sale you’ve been waiting for–THE LIGHTHOUSE, now available to the general public in time for holiday gift-giving! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 15, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PLEASED TO OFFER TICKETS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE EXCLUSIVE LIMITED ENGAGEMENT OF THE LIGHTHOUSE A CHAMBER OPERA BY […]

Occupy Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

A new work by British composer Peter Maxwell Davies for the Juilliard School got off with a bang last week. Heidi Waleson, writing for “The Wall Street Journal” noted: “With timid tonality pervading so many new operas, it was refreshing to hear the edgy, acerbic sounds of Peter Maxwell Davies’s “Kommilitonen!” presented by the Juilliard […]