Tag Archives: Susanna Phillips

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Part III

by Jonathan Pell

I am often asked to judge the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions around the country and several years ago I found myself in New Orleans where we were to select someone to go to New York to compete in the semi-finals.  The crop of singers that year wasn’t particularly good and at one point I […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

The auditions yesterday were slightly disappointing.  The singer I was most looking forward to hearing cancelled because he was to sing last night in LUCIA.   His name is Rene Barbera, and he is from San Antonio.  He recently won the Operalia vocal competition sponsored by Placido Domingo, and I was very impressed by him last […]

No “Park and Bark” Allowed

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s an altogether different era in opera: Buff bodies, sprinting singers, fine actors and actresses adorning the world’s greatest stages and bringing opera to life as never before.  Two of the best of the current crop have acquired a real fan base here in Dallas: sopranos Susanna Phillips (our long-suffering Countess Almaviva in “The Marriage […]

No "Park and Bark" Allowed

by tdoadmin

It’s an altogether different era in opera: Buff bodies, sprinting singers, fine actors and actresses adorning the world’s greatest stages and bringing opera to life as never before.  Two of the best of the current crop have acquired a real fan base here in Dallas: sopranos Susanna Phillips (our long-suffering Countess Almaviva in “The Marriage […]

The Figaro 4 – An interview with the Cast of The Marriage of Figaro

by tdo

Allow me to interject a little background.  What you see before you is a casual (and somewhat tongue-in-cheek) conversation at the end of a long afternoon of serious interviews by members of the local news media. Although these cast members are fully capable of discussing the nuances of Mozart’s musical genius–in addition to interacting particle […]

Up Close and Personal

by Suzanne Calvin

You will be seeing portions of our discussion with the exciting young stars of “The Marriage of Figaro:” sopranos Lyubov Petrova and Susanna Phillips, bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and baritone Michael Todd Simpson.  Here’s a lovely short video put together by videographer Melanie Burford at The Dallas Morning News — It’s well worth a look. Suzanne […]