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Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 19

by tdoadmin

I had an early dinner with Ailyn Perez last night and was glad to be able to catch up with all the wonderful things that are going on with her career, including her Covent Garden and Metropolitan Opera debuts.  It was hard to tear myself away before we could have dessert, but the curtain time […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 18

by tdoadmin

Last night was a new production of FAUST, staged by Stephen Lawless, who has directed several productions in Dallas since his US debut with the company in 1991.  It was cleverly updated to the middle of the 19th century (the time of its composition) and    brimming  with interesting ideas about the conflict between good and […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 17

by tdoadmin

I have been coming to the Santa Fe Opera for nearly forty years, and there is a good reason that they call New Mexico “the land of enchantment.”  It is a magical place,  and even on those rare occasions when the performances are a little disappointing, the setting is always extraordinary. From the very beginning […]

No off-season for opera

by tdo

Santa Fe’s open air opera house On the heels of a critically acclaimed Fort Worth Opera Festival, North Texas Opera lovers may be looking for their next big musical “fix.” Fortunately, there’s plenty to choose from, from coast to coast and overseas. Here are a few of the best known options: Salzburg Festival There’s more […]