Tag Archives: The Dallas Opera

Backstage Stars

by Suzanne Calvin

Many of the most talented stars in the performing arts never set foot on stage, and, as if to make that point, “The Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell profiles half a dozen people who make a tremendous difference, including several who are rarely identified by the patrons in the aisles. These would include […]

The Vote is in – 3 Cheers for James Valenti!

by Suzanne Calvin

Whilst busy attempting to balance my left leg …sorry, more information than you wanted to know…Anyway, I missed it: the announcement that season ticket holders had selected tenor James Valenti (Rodolfo in our recent production of Puccini’s LA BOHEME) as the “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year.” It all happened at the annual appreciation […]

Roller Coaster Economy

by Suzanne Calvin

Fast on the heels of the buzz about Fort Worth Opera’s successful festival season, just ended, comes a downbeat announcement from another local opera company, The Living Opera.  It seems that the entire season is being postponed a year, although a “thank you” concert may be in the offing between now and then.  Here’s hoping the […]

Inventive Soprano + Technology

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, kids, in case you missed it earlier (and most of us did), it’s time once again to twitter your favorite opera plot for glory and possible comp tickets.  Here’s the story from Charlotte Higgins’ OnCulture blog at the Guardian (U.K.) The first winner concocted a complete retelling of the Ring Cycle in 140 characters […]