Tag Archives: Romeo and Juliet

A Voice from the Pit

by Suzanne Calvin

Maestro Marco Zambelli, in his Dallas Opera debut, has made a strong first impression on patrons and critics alike.  And the buzz has grown louder with each performance. Note the intriguing follow-up interview with Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones.” Let’s try this again…Note the intriguing follow-up interview, etc. (Image of Mr. Zambelli courtesy of Opera […]

The Other Oh-So-Fabulous Juliet

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera favorite Ava Pine returns to our stage, starting tomorrow, for the title role of Juliet in our four School Performances of Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet” onstage in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Thousands of students attend these abridged mainstage productions (Yes, we cut the steamy stuff) and Ava is paired with our […]

By Any Other Name

by tdoadmin

Sorry, my head is totally focused on our upcoming production of “Romeo and Juliet” opening this Friday at the Winspear Opera House. The actual question raised by this Anthony Tommasini piece in “The New York Times” is: Will the term “wallcast” really catch on?  Tony thinks so, but by that same logic a broadcast would […]

Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

by Suzanne Calvin

Actually, it couldn’t be easier as the Bard commands the stage all across North Texas. Yes, Shakespeare’s tragedy is the basis for Charles Gounod’s lovely operatic version of “Romeo and Juliet” opening Friday evening at the Dallas Opera, but, as Theater Jones reports, that’s just the tip of the looming Wm. Shakespeare iceberg. (Image courtesy […]

Way to Go, Juan!

by Suzanne Calvin

Juan José de León, who is making his company debut in our next production, “Romeo and Juliet,” got a dispensation to travel to San Antonio last weekend to compete in the Southwest Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions — and won! The Corpus Christi-born tenor earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music from UNT and a […]

The Spring Countdown Begins

by Suzanne Calvin

Here at the Dallas Opera we’re girding ourselves (okay, I just wanted an excuse to write “girding”) for the second half of the “Dangerous Desires” Season, kicking off February 11th with Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet” starring Charles Castronovo and Lyubov Petrova in the title roles.   Crewmantle of COMMANDOpera sounds jazzed already.  Check it out […]