Tag Archives: SMU

Dallas Opera Appoints Ian Derrer to Newly Created Post

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014 Or Celeste Hart 214-443-1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATOR: IAN DERRER ~~~~ Most Recently Served with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Santa Fe Opera; Appointment Effective Immediately DALLAS, JUNE 25, 2014 – In the wake of […]

Repeating with Emphasis!

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s a good week to stop, check your calendars again, and make sure you’re not missing out on any of the terrific opera-tunities available to you in the weeks and months ahead. Here’s a rundown from “Culture Map Dallas” and Elaine Liner. (Photo of Latonia Moore as Aida and Nadia Krasteva as Amneris by Karen […]

Glowing Reviews for The Lighthouse

by Suzanne Calvin

The limited engagement of the Dallas Opera’s new production of THE LIGHTHOUSE is now history — but the accolades continue to roll in on the tide. Katie Womack of “The Observer” found it a “strange yet engrossing musical and theatrical experience.” Read more of her review here. Over at “Theater Jones,” critic Gregory Sullivan Isaacs proclaimed […]

Free, Public Roundtable on the Impact of the Arts on Education

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 5, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT “THE GENERAL DIRECTOR’S ROUNDTABLE” ON “THE IMPORTANCE OF ARTS IN EDUCATION” FEATURING LEANN BINFORD, DIRECTOR, CREATIVE LEARNING WORKFORCE AT BIG THOUGHT, INC., AND ZANNIE VOSS, PhD PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF ARTS ADMINISTRATION, SMU’S COX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

After attending part of yesterday afternoon’s rehearsal for the Dallas opera’s production of Tristan, I went over and watched the first two acts of the dress rehearsal for SMU’s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, which is being given this weekend in the Bob Hope Theater on the SMU campus. From what I saw […]

Colorful Mini-Opera Cracks Jokes and Eggs

by Megan Meister

The cast of Doctor Miracle sign autographs after the October 30 performance at the Winspear Opera House. Photo by Luke McKenzie. Colorful Mini-Opera Cracks Jokes and Eggs by Sally-Page Stuck Just as a generous adult would share her opera glasses, the two-year-old opera patron to my left kindly offered to share her pacifier. Surely, she […]

“Out of the Opera Box”

by Suzanne Calvin

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs never takes his job lightly, even when reviewing a production specifically designed for the pre-teen set. Here is his take for “Theater Jones” on the Dallas Opera’s new production of Georges Bizet’s youthful operetta, “Doctor Miracle,” and its talented ensemble cast selected from area university programs.  Read the review here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media […]

"Out of the Opera Box"

by tdoadmin

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs never takes his job lightly, even when reviewing a production specifically designed for the pre-teen set. Here is his take for “Theater Jones” on the Dallas Opera’s new production of Georges Bizet’s youthful operetta, “Doctor Miracle,” and its talented ensemble cast selected from area university programs.  Read the review here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media […]

Doctor Miracle Tickles Various Fancies at DCT

by Suzanne Calvin

If you’ve been wondering whether the Dallas Opera’s new children’s production of Georges Bizet’s charming “Doctor Miracle” might prove a great introduction to the art form for all the little ones in your family, check out Sandie Newton’s report for CBS-11.  The next performance is this Friday night at Dallas Children’s Theater.  Tickets are $12 and available […]

Clif Forbis: Still a Star, now a Chair

by Suzanne Calvin

Word from the Division of Music, Meadows School of the Arts at SMU that tenor Clifton Forbis, last heard here in the title role in our inaugural production of Verdi’s OTELLO  in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, has been appointed Chair of the Voice Department. Mr. Forbis succeeds Joan Heller, who is retiring […]