Tag Archives: Puccini

14,000 Attend 2nd Dallas Opera Cowboys Stadium Simulcast

by Suzanne Calvin

Even when you’ve seen as much opera as we have, there’s no doubt that an event like the one held last Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium is extraordinary–by any yardstick you measure it with. The release below contains the attendance/request numbers which, although impressive, barely begin to tell the tale of this night’s impact on […]

20K, with “T-Day” just a week away!

by Suzanne Calvin

Actually, in one sense, “T-Day” is tonight, as the Dallas Opera opens our fabulous production of “Turandot,” with irresistible music by Giacomo Puccini including the best-known aria in the repertoire: “Nessun Dorma,” sung by Italian tenor Antonello Palombi.  This production stars the marvelous American soprano Lise Lindstrom in the title role at the head of […]

Lise Lindstrom Charms WFAA’s Audience

by Suzanne Calvin

Great introduction to Puccini’s TURANDOT, opening this Friday evening in the Winspear at 7:30 p.m., when the Princess herself stopped by WFAA’s Victory Park Studios for an interview on today’s “Good Morning Texas.” Enjoy her appearance right here and get those tickets today — time is running out! Call 214.443.1000 or visit dallasopera.org. And here’s […]

More Than 10K Sign Up for Opera Stadium Simulcast

by Suzanne Calvin

Above the ten thousand mark, and counting. Today we reported reaching our first official milestone in connection with the upcoming April 13th Cowboys Stadium Simulcast of Puccini’s TURANDOT. Sponsored by The Dallas Foundation, everything is free from the parking to your seat — unless you decide to hit the concession stands (in which case, you’re […]

Puccini’s Hold on Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

If you haven’t already caught it on “Theater Jones,” here’s the latest installment of General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s “Off the Cuff.” This piece, on the extraordinary hold the works of Giacomo Puccini have on modern day opera audiences–really involves a great deal more. Read the article at your leisure…here. (The guy with the moustache […]

TOOR-an-DOUGH

by Suzanne Calvin

  From my very personal standpoint, it’s emphasis on the first and third syllables. But for many, many, many people reading this — I am flat out 100% wrong and an ignoramus to boot!  That’s one of the more charming aspects of any production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot.”  Nobody argues about how you pronounce HIS name, it’s how […]

JULY BLAZES AT THE DALLAS OPERA!

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 4, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org)   TDO’S CASUAL SUMMER EVENTS SERIES “BARITONES & BEACHBALLS” PRESENTED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE DALLAS OPERA   JULY BLAZES AT THE DALLAS OPERA! ~~~~             DALLAS, JUNE 4, 2012 – The Dallas Opera promises a […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

In the last two weeks there haven’t been a lot of opera performances to attend, so I utilized the time to catch up on my other great passion—going to the movies. So far I have seen The Descendants, Hugo, Happy Feet 2, My Week with Marilyn, Like Crazy, The Muppets and The Skin I Live […]

The Golden Girl is Back

by Suzanne Calvin

A fascinating look at the Metropolitan Opera’s revival of Giacomo Puccini’s “Fanciulla del West” (The Girl of the Golden West) and it’s far-reaching impact on American opera. Yes, we’re mentioned too in this “New York Times” article…keep scrolling.  (Photo courtesy of huffingtonpost.com) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR