Tag Archives: Rigoletto

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – NYC Day 2

by Jonathan Pell

Yesterday’s auditions went quite smoothly, and I heard almost fifty singers. I was in the new Opera Center facility at the Opera America offices, which just opened a few months ago. It has always amazed me and my colleagues around the country how difficult it has been to find a decent venue in which to […]

Inside Laura Claycomb (Rated PG)

by Suzanne Calvin

My, what pearly white teeth she has!  With good reason, it turns out.  But I don’t want to take away too much from the CultureMap story below. (Photo of Laura Claycomb as Gilda in the Dallas Opera’s RIGOLETTO by production photographer Karen Almond) CULTURE MAP SOPRANO SPOTLIGHT 5 questions for hometown girl and Dallas Opera […]

One (and Two) for Theater Jones!

by tdoadmin

As the year ends at “Theater Jones,” critic Gregory Sullivan Isaacs selected the Dallas Opera’s 2011 revival of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” as the number one classical music event of the year! However, he admits it was something of a coin toss, as he was just about equally knocked out by our epic production of Modest Mussorgsky’s […]

The Dallas Opera: Outside Regular Office Hours

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org DALLAS OPERA REMINDERS ~~~~ Single Tickets Now On-Sale, Starting at $25 ~~~~ “Dallas Opera Encore Performances” Begins Tonight at 7:00 on WRR, With 2011’s Luminous Production of Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet, Starring Tenor Charles Castronovo, Soprano Lyubov Petrova, Bass Robert Lloyd and Baritone Joshua […]

Spectacular, Spectacular!

by Suzanne Calvin

“Dallas had a spectacular hit in March with a gorgeous rendition of RIGOLETTO.” -Willard Spiegelman, “Opera News” I would read more if I weren’t blushing so. However, don’t let me stop you from finding out exactly what Willard has to say about Laura Claycomb’s long-awaited debut–and infinitely more!  Press here.  Didn’t work?  Okay then, click! Suzanne […]

Inside Laura Claycomb

by Suzanne Calvin

Wow, what a revealing conversation! I have a keen appreciation for a well-put, well-thought-out question and an even greater appreciation for a consistently honest response. Plenty of both to recommend the second part of William Burnett’s interview with 2011 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Laura Claycomb in the latest online edition of “Opera Warhorses.” Read. […]

Still Coming

by Suzanne Calvin

The reviews of our most recent productions of “Rigoletto” and “Boris Godunov,” that is. One of the last local reviews of “Rigoletto” came courtesy of Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones” who was convinced he could attend opening night two days after a compound fracture and surgery. Evidently his friends and colleagues convinced him that this […]

Dallas: Arts Center On The Rise

by Suzanne Calvin

Tell me: does it get any better than this? From Theodore Bale’s Arts Journal Blog, “Texas, a Concept: Art, Music, and Dance in the Lone Star State” about his recent weekend at the Dallas Opera. Suzanne Calvin, Manager Director Media & PR

Everybody's Favorite "Rigoletto"

by tdoadmin

I wish I had a dollar for every person who’s stopped to tell me they have never experienced a better-sung, better acted, more thrilling production of “Rigoletto” than the one currently onstage at the Dallas Opera. The kudos continue, even late in the run. Here’s the latest review from Gregory Sullivan Isaacs over at Theater Jones. Hope you […]

Everybody’s Favorite “Rigoletto”

by Suzanne Calvin

I wish I had a dollar for every person who’s stopped to tell me they have never experienced a better-sung, better acted, more thrilling production of “Rigoletto” than the one currently onstage at the Dallas Opera. The kudos continue, even late in the run. Here’s the latest review from Gregory Sullivan Isaacs over at Theater Jones. Hope you […]