Tag Archives: Scott Cantrell

Scott Cantrell's Latest

by tdoadmin

I’m thinking that the analogy between the political chaos that is the setting for Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and Keith Cerny’s situation as General Director and CEO of the Dallas Opera might be a bit of a stretch (or what we in the opera world term, “artistic license”); nevertheless, the “Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic gives us […]

Scott Cantrell’s Latest

by Suzanne Calvin

I’m thinking that the analogy between the political chaos that is the setting for Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and Keith Cerny’s situation as General Director and CEO of the Dallas Opera might be a bit of a stretch (or what we in the opera world term, “artistic license”); nevertheless, the “Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic gives us […]

Dallas Morning News, KRLD, and Broadway World

by Suzanne Calvin

More on the emerging turnaround at the Dallas Opera under the leadership of General Director and CEO Keith Cerny and the Dallas Opera Board: from Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell of the “Dallas Morning News” (click here) and “Broadway World” (click there). I’m looking at dismal financial stories from arts organizations around the country this morning and it’s […]

A Luminous Night at the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

UNVEIL: the Dallas Opera’s 2011 Gala, chaired by Jessica Jesse, brought us the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s new song cycle, A Question of Light, in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art. The reviews are now trickling in: Olin Chism at KERA’s “Art and Seek” blog says it was obvious that the audience […]

The Critics Speak, Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

Heads rolled and the reviews are already rolling in for the Dallas Opera’s final installment of the famed Tudor Trilogy, “Anna Bolena” (Anne Boleyn) which opened this past weekend. Up first was “Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell who praised the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Music Director Graeme Jenkins but found flaws in […]

The Critics Speak, Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

We will, of course, talk more about the amazing simulcast on Friday night, but for those of you pondering whether to dash to this afternoon’s matinee of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” I thought I should start getting the reviews up on the site. Here’s what Wayne Gay of D magazine’s “FrontRow” blog had to say about […]

La Stupenda

by Suzanne Calvin

It isn’t commonly known that our General Director and CEO, Keith Cerny, actually performed (as a youngster in the famed San Francisco Boys Chorus) with Dame Joan Sutherland. He shared a few thoughts about this great lady with D magazine. Interestingly, immediately after making her American debut with the Dallas Opera in Franco Zeffirelli’s production […]

Ahab's Encore!

by tdoadmin

Fascinating news from Jake Heggie and Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell: Evidently Captain Ahab is unsinkable after all. Get all the details of Jake’s upcoming stint as University of North Texas Artist-in-Residence and plans for a new symphonic work based on…you guessed it… Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR