Tag Archives: The Dallas Opera

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 […]

One Chapter Ends, Another Begins

by Suzanne Calvin

George Steel The opening of the 2008-09 Season of The Dallas Opera represents a combination of exciting beginnings mixed with poignant endings. We are especially thrilled to welcome our new General Director, George Steel. George is a true “man for all seasons”: impresario, conductor, composer and businessman. His impressive management, academic and artistic credentials are […]