Tag Archives: Rigoletto

A Character with Fatal Flaws and Fab Abs

by Suzanne Calvin

To make-off with Sally Fields’ most famous moment on the podium, “He likes us! He really likes us!” Actually, the love-fest is mutual in this piece on tenor James Valenti from the always delicious pen of Terry Mathews at the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.” And check out Karen Almond’s “Dangerous Desires” photo of Valenti (our dastardly-yet-irresistible […]

Laura, At Last!

by tdoadmin

Laura, At Last!An interview by Suzanne Calvin Soprano Laura Claycomb’s official biography tells us that “Her delicacy, refinement and theatricality in high-flying repertoire make her one of the foremost lyric coloraturas of her generation.” All of which is perfectly true — but that just barely scratches the surface. In addition to Miss Claycomb’s phenomenal natural […]

Light Posting Alert

by Suzanne Calvin

  Although I doubt you’re going to be tremendously surprised, I need to let you know that posting will be light during the latter half of December. The Dallas Opera offices will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s and prior to that, I’m enjoying a too-rare family vacation with my outgoing son (moving to […]