Tag Archives: Peter Simek

Villaume Joins TDO as Music Director – The Media Reacts

by Suzanne Calvin

To be perfectly honest, we’re not entirely sure how many news outlets and organizations covered the appointment of French-born Maestro Emmanuel Villaume as the new music director of the Dallas Opera (only the third person to assume that role in our 56-year history) but it was too many to count during this busy season wrap-up. […]

Climb Every Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

The word that the Dallas Opera has commissioned British composer Joby Talbot and American librettist Gene Scheer to tackle the world’s highest peak, metaphorically speaking, is eliciting a variety of reactions. “The Dallas Observer” writes that the still-to-be-created opera EVEREST, slated for production in February of 2015, is our “most adventurous commission to date.” Read […]

You’re Invited – Tonight!

by Suzanne Calvin

What’s so controversial about Arts Education? Mmmmm. Just about everything: Who funds it? Who needs it? Who gets it? Join Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, D magazine Arts Editor Peter Simek, and an outstanding panel to discuss the future of education in the arts in America. More here from Liz Johnstone of […]

Free, Public Roundtable on the Impact of the Arts on Education

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 5, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT “THE GENERAL DIRECTOR’S ROUNDTABLE” ON “THE IMPORTANCE OF ARTS IN EDUCATION” FEATURING LEANN BINFORD, DIRECTOR, CREATIVE LEARNING WORKFORCE AT BIG THOUGHT, INC., AND ZANNIE VOSS, PhD PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF ARTS ADMINISTRATION, SMU’S COX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS […]

Proverbial Talk of the Town

by Suzanne Calvin

  Yes, as suspected, the announcement that the Dallas Opera and Cowboys Stadium have partnered for an April 28th live simulcast of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” has quickly become the talk of the town. You may select from a variety of journalistic takes on the upcoming event… From Daniel J. Wakin at “The New York Times” Classical Music […]

Creating New Opera (And Other Musical Works)

by Suzanne Calvin

December 5th at 6:30 PM in the Winspear’s Hamon Hall - and anyone can come! RSVP today at 214.443.1044. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE GENERAL DIRECTOR’S ROUNDTABLE! “CREATING NEW OPERA (And Other Musical Works)” FEATURING MOBY-DICK LIBRETTIST AND AMERICAN LYRICIST GENE SCHEER, ANN […]

Completing the Endowment Campaign

by Suzanne Calvin

Lots of folks weighing-in today on the Dallas Opera’s successful completion of the two-year, $20 million endowment campaign. Including “Dallas Business Journal” And “COMMANDOpera” And D Magazine And “Art and Seek” (KERA) Not to mention, this, from Norman Lebrecht. (Photo courtesy of COMMANDOpera) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Callas Nominations Announced

by Suzanne Calvin

Oh, you lucky renewing subscribers! Those of you who have already renewed for the “Tragic Obsessions” Season (2011-2012) of the Dallas Opera have the extraordinary opportunity — and responsibility, to be frank — to sift through a season of outstanding debut performances and determine which one made the strongest impression on you. In other words, […]

Dallas Opera Chamber Series

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s official!  We are launching a new chamber opera series in March of 2012 with a Dallas Opera production of Peter Maxwell Davies’ THE LIGHTHOUSE, conducted by the second woman guest conductor in our history and staged by Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty in his opera debut!  And did I mention where this […]

The Dallas Opera Goes Stag

by Suzanne Calvin

We’re looking for a few good men. Not me personally; I like the one I have just fine. Why don’t I simply pass the bucks to local media professionals to explain, like KERA’s Jerome Weeks and D magazine’s Peter Simek? Hook ‘em Horns!  (stag photo courtesy of flickr.com) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR