Tag Archives: Sulphur Springs News-Telegram

Stranger in a Strange Land

by Suzanne Calvin

But he won’t be a stranger long! Not at this rate. Check out the recent articles on the Dallas Opera’s new music director, Maestro Emmanuel Villaume in this piece by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones” and a compelling interview with Arts Editor Terry Mathews of the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.” Welcome to Texas, monsieur! UPDATE: […]

On Being James Valenti

by Suzanne Calvin

Catching up with tenor James Valenti isn’t the problem — it’s keeping up with James Valenti that poses the real challenge. Read on in this feature from Terry Mathews, Arts Editor of the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.”  James has played the romantic leads in several TDO productions (if you consider the dastardly Duke in “Rigoletto” a […]

The Case for The Aspern Papers

by Suzanne Calvin

You get an analysis, as well as a sterling review, from Classical Music Critic Anne Midgette of “The Washington Post” in this piece on the Dallas Opera’s current production of Dominick Argento’s 1988 opera, THE ASPERN PAPERS, based on a novella by Henry James. Ms. Midgette writes: “This score offers music of nostalgia: lush outbursts […]

AIDA – Still Making Waves

by Suzanne Calvin

…in all the right directions. Latonia Moore’s performance in the title role has been universally acclaimed as “one for the ages.” But the strength of the other key principal roles has been noticed as well, as in Arts Editor Terry Mathews assessment of Antonello Palombi’s Radames: ” From the moment he began Celeste Aïda, Palombi […]

The SSNT Casts a Spell of Its Own

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s definitely the little newspaper “that could,” and I mean that in the nicest possible way. The “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram” and its intrepid, award-winning arts editor Terry Mathews continue to defy the odds with detailed, in-depth interviews and articles that have kept the spotlight on the Dallas Opera all season long — and beyond! Or so […]

The Critics Weigh-In on LA TRAVIATA

by Suzanne Calvin

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones” calls it “an evocative, moody production of one of the most beautiful operas ever written, performed with a consistent degree of musical excellence that few other opera houses could match.” Read Gregory’s review here. But I regret to report that not everyone was quite so enchanted with the opening performance […]

A Great First Time Experience

by Suzanne Calvin

  And who would know that better than an opera singer himself? That’s the verdict of tenor James Valenti, singing the role of Alfredo Germont in “La traviata” opening later today at the Winspear Opera House. He tells “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram” Arts Editor Terry Mathews why this is such a good choice for the opera-phobic […]

Don’t Keep This a Secret

by Suzanne Calvin

One of our regular reviewers, Arts Editor Terry Mathews of the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram” brought her husband with her to experience our outstanding production of “Rigoletto” and the pair decided to take advantage of the Dallas Opera’s free pre-performance lecture, the “Joy and Ronald Mankoff Opera Overture.” Here’s what they discovered. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media […]

Don't Keep This a Secret

by tdoadmin

One of our regular reviewers, Arts Editor Terry Mathews of the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram” brought her husband with her to experience our outstanding production of “Rigoletto” and the pair decided to take advantage of the Dallas Opera’s free pre-performance lecture, the “Joy and Ronald Mankoff Opera Overture.” Here’s what they discovered. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media […]

A Character with Fatal Flaws and Fab Abs

by Suzanne Calvin

To make-off with Sally Fields’ most famous moment on the podium, “He likes us! He really likes us!” Actually, the love-fest is mutual in this piece on tenor James Valenti from the always delicious pen of Terry Mathews at the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.” And check out Karen Almond’s “Dangerous Desires” photo of Valenti (our dastardly-yet-irresistible […]