Tag Archives: Stephen Costello

Heggie and Scheer’s MOBY-DICK Returns to TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s the return of the White Whale and the crew in pursuit of him: MOBY-DICK at the Dallas Opera — again — in 2016.  This time, conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 4, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Celeste Hart 214.443.1072 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Toronto – Part II

by Jonathan Pell

Getting up at 3:30 this morning to catch a 6:30 a.m. flight in order to get back to Dallas in time for this afternoon’s matinee at the Dallas Symphony was a challenge, but fortunately yesterday’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at the Canadian Opera was a late afternoon matinee! The production was staged by David Alden and […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – San Francisco – Part II

by Megan Meister

Tenor Stephen Costello (“Greenhorn” in MOBY-DICK) with his voice teacher Bill Schuman in San Francisco. It was such a thrill to see MOBY-DICK again last night, with most of the original cast intact from the world premiere in Dallas, along with the original conductor, Patrick Summers and stage director Leonard Foglia. A large group of […]

Anna Loses Her Head, Again

by Suzanne Calvin

Mark your calendars and set your DVR for “Great Performances at the Met” on KERA, Channel 13, January 20th at 8 PM. The performance in question is the recent David McVicar production of Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena” starring Anna Netrebko in the title role. Here’s more from the PBS website: “The opera, a compelling dramatization of […]

Costello Triumphs (Again) at the Met

by Suzanne Calvin

Tony Tommasini was favorably impressed. With Anna Netrebko as the doomed Ann Boleyn but also with Stephen Costello, reprising the role he sang so beautifully with the Dallas Opera last season: “The tenor Stephen Costello won a hearty ovation for his Riccardo (Lord Percy, Anna’s former lover). This was a big assignment for the gifted […]

Where They Blow: After the White Whale

by tdo

Do you remember what you were doing a year ago? We certainly do! On April 30, 2010, the Dallas Opera premiered Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s revolutionary MOBY-DICK on the magnificent stage of the Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The critically acclaimed drama was “a whale of a hit” according to […]

Best in a Lifetime!

by Suzanne Calvin

Wow. We not only made Mark-Brian Sonna’s Top Ten List for the year just ended, we redefined the role of Don Giovanni for a generation, presented “our new Pavarotti” in two outstanding works and gave this critic one of the most memorable theatrical experiences of his entire life!  Given what a critic experiences year-in and year-out, that’s quite […]

Costello at the Kennedy Center

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera favorite Stephen Costello will take centerstage at the Kennedy Center tomorrow night with soprano Elizabeth Futral in a joint recital presented by The Vocal Arts Society. Dallas Opera donors and subscribers enjoyed much of it first, as you’ll see when you check out the musical selections for the evening. However, one big difference […]

Married with Class

by Suzanne Calvin

If, after the relaxed yet romantic “Patron Appreciation Recital” given by tenor Stephen Costello and soprano Ailyn Perez on Monday,  November 8th, you can’t get enough of their chemistry — check out not one, not two, but three extensive pieces by local journalist Marilee Vergati that explore multiple aspects of their wedded life, their red-hot careers and their […]