Tag Archives: The Lighthouse

Nicole Paiement Named Principal Guest Conductor

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s fabulous–and it’s official.  The Dallas Opera has appointed Maestra Nicole Paiement as our first “Principal Guest Conductor.”  More from Jerome Weeks and the “Art and Seek” blog. Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media and Public Relations  (photo of Ms. Paiement by Roger Steen)

How do you spell “C-O-N-T-E-M-P-O-R-A-R-Y”?

by Suzanne Calvin

Plenty of serious food for thought in General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s latest “Off the Cuff” for “Theater Jones.” The topic is accessing modern and contemporary works to take their place in the opera season — and everything that entails. And if you think this is simply a matter of choosing “one from Column […]

TDO’s Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, San Francisco II

by tdoadmin

Yesterday I went to a matinee at ACT (American Conservatory Theater) of Kander and Ebb’s last collaboration before Fred Ebb’s death, the musical THE SCOTTSBOROUGH BOYS, in a production directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Based on the notorious series of trials that began in 1931 in Alabama where nine innocent African-American […]

Glowing Reviews for The Lighthouse

by Suzanne Calvin

The limited engagement of the Dallas Opera’s new production of THE LIGHTHOUSE is now history — but the accolades continue to roll in on the tide. Katie Womack of “The Observer” found it a “strange yet engrossing musical and theatrical experience.” Read more of her review here. Over at “Theater Jones,” critic Gregory Sullivan Isaacs proclaimed […]

Spooky-Like, and a Whole Lot More

by Suzanne Calvin

All explanations fall short. There’s no way to navigate the treacherous shoals of Peter Maxwell Davies’ THE LIGHTHOUSE, opening Friday, March 16th at 7:30 pm in the Wyly Theater, without actually experiencing it, seeing and hearing it for yourself. Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell of “The Dallas Morning News” gives it a go right here. But it’s […]

Theater Jones Videos: To The Lighthouse, Parts 2 and 3

by Suzanne Calvin

The fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the Dallas Opera’s new production of THE LIGHTHOUSE continues to capture our attention at Theater Jones! Here’s Part Two  followed by Part Three of the ongoing series. Kudos to Producer/Editor Emily Trube, Reporter Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, videographer Eric Shaddix, and Michael Warner. Tickets are available for this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon at […]

Coming Soon to a Theater Near…Us!

by Suzanne Calvin

Only the performance space has changed, not the artistic quality or content. I’m talking about THE LIGHTHOUSE, a 1980 chamber opera by Peter Maxwell Davies opening this Friday in the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre directly across Flora Street from our usual home in the Winspear Opera House. And THE LIGHTHOUSE is definitely distinctive in more ways […]

Theater Jones Goes “Behind the Curtain”

by Suzanne Calvin

Behind the curtain, down in the pit, at the publicity shoot, in the tech director’s office, talking with the conductor, the director and the stars: “Theater Jones” was everywhere, as the Dallas Opera and the Dallas Theater Center prepared for our chilling new production of THE LIGHTHOUSE, opening for a very limited engagement this Friday night, […]


by Suzanne Calvin

Excellent feature on the Dallas Public Library blog, “Booked Solid” about our upcoming production, THE LIGHTHOUSE, by Peter Maxwell Davies — a contemporary work that will inaugurate our new, dedicated chamber series in partnership with the Dallas Theater Center. Be sure to read it all the way to the end, as the final paragraph has a […]

The Lighthouse is Looming

by Suzanne Calvin

And it’s a new experience for every one of us to be working with members of the Dallas Theater Center’s production team (and vice versa!) under the direction of Maestra Nicole Paiement and stage director Kevin Moriarty.  There’s some heavy lifting to be done, certainly, but it’s clearly a labor of love for all concerned […]