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A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

by Suzanne Calvin

One of the funny things about blogs is: There are sites where everyone seems to register their opinions (admittedly, most of these are political in origin) and sites where it’s difficult to get anyone to belly up to the bar and sign their ‘X’ at all. One assumes, based on verbal comments: phone calls, emails […]

The DVR for Your Radio

by tdo

Every month, Suzanne Calvin hosts Inside The Dallas Opera on WRR Classical 101.1 FM.  If you’ve missed an episode or want to know what you’re missing, download our podcasts from iTunes! This month’s Inside the Dallas Opera features Milestone Culinary Arts Center’s Chef Sharon Van Meter, hostess of our Figaro in Flip-Flops Cooking Series. Join […]

Cougars: Elizabethan Style

by Suzanne Calvin

As Monty Python used to say, “And now…for something completely different!” This month’s book club discussion will focus on “Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance” by Felicia Brings and Susan Winter. For those “women of a certain age” who don’t rule vast empires and can wiggle their big toe to get […]

A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889

by Suzanne Calvin

Thanks to everyone who took the time to come out to Barnes & Noble Prestonwood Center for the second installment of our budding book club. The inspiration, this time, was “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss II and the book we chose to focus upon is a very narrow window into a fascinating place and time. […]

Crossing Da Ponte

by Suzanne Calvin

This afternoon marked the first thrilling installment of “Suzanne’s Book Club,” brought to you courtesy of Barnes & Noble Booksellers Prestonwood Center (5301 Beltline, Dallas) and we had a wonderful, attentive and enthusiastic crowd of opera lovers who had gathered to discuss this month’s selection: “The Librettist of Venice: The Remarkable Life of Lorenzo Da […]

Launching the blog

by Suzanne Calvin

Gee…This is one of those moments in Dallas Opera history. Not one of those sublime moments like the pairing of Ruth Ann Swenson and Ewa Podles in Rodelinda, or, one of those make-your-heart-dance-in-your-chest moments like the playful interaction between Vivica Genaux, Giorgio Caoduro and Donato DiStefano in last season’s The Barber of Seville. Neither is […]