Tag Archives: Robert Brill

Making Magic on the Mountain – Robert Brill, Set Designer

by Celeste Hart

A key component of any opera production is the setting of the story – establishing time and place. This is indicated in the libretto and even the music but it’s also the set that adds to the understanding, impact, emotion, some of the “eye-candy” and excitement of the opera. It’s a tangible connection that complements […]

Cast Changes in TDO’s LA WALLY

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera is announcing cast changes for the upcoming production of Cataloni’s LA WALLY; read on. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 19, 2015 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 or Celeste Hart 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org The Dallas Opera Announces Cast Changes to LA WALLY LA WALLY, ACT IV With Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer’s EVEREST (A […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Minneapolis

by tdoadmin

Doubt, Father Flynn (Matthew Worth) must defend his name after a suspicious Sister Aloysius (Christine Brewer) accuses him of sexually abusing an altar boy. (Minnesota Opera) Welcome to balmy Minneapolis/Saint Paul where the high today was -1 and the low tonight will be 18 degrees below zero! Why did I fly up here? To attend […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by tdoadmin

New York Auditions Day 2 & Faust Yesterday’s auditions were slow to get started, and it wasn’t until two hours into them that I heard a singer that I liked, and another hour after that before I heard a singer that I loved. Later in the day there were four or five interesting singers, but […]

A Whale of a Replacement

by Suzanne Calvin

Sometimes you luck out. Although no one was happy to see Dallas native Michael Yeargan withdraw from the production team for the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s MOBY-DICK (for personal reasons), we were exceptionally pleased to learn that a terrific talent was stepping into the breach: two-time Tony Award nominee Robert Brill.  Most recently, Brill […]