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From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Jonathan Pell

Tenor Sean Panikkar, “Cassio” TDO Otello 09 Karen Almond, Photo Credit I have heard that some of my loyal readers have been wondering where I have been this summer since there haven’t been any postings since the beginning of July. Well, I should report that I just returned from the Galapagos Islands, where I was auditioning […]

Kudos to Conklin

by Suzanne Calvin

An overdue, national standing ovation for scenic/costume designer John Conklin, long associated with the Dallas Opera and other major companies across the country. Mr. Conklin will be tapped tomorrow night in Washington to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Honors award (along with several other notables including Dallas native Speight Jenkins, the highly regarded general director of […]

Seattle: America's Opera Capital?

by tdoadmin

Don’t look at me — I just report what I read. On a per capita basis, it may actually be true that Seattle is KING. And, in terms of enthusiasm for the art form, Seattle certainly ranks high; however, I’m not sure you can make the case that Seattle Opera fans are bigger operaphiles than […]

Seattle: America’s Opera Capital?

by Suzanne Calvin

Don’t look at me — I just report what I read. On a per capita basis, it may actually be true that Seattle is KING. And, in terms of enthusiasm for the art form, Seattle certainly ranks high; however, I’m not sure you can make the case that Seattle Opera fans are bigger operaphiles than […]