Tag Archives: the magic flute

Professional Chameleons

by Suzanne Calvin

I’m trying to make the mental leap from Papageno to Henry Kissinger and finding it downright difficult. However, it appears that baritone Patrick Carfizzi (our scene-stealing Papageno in “The Magic Flute”) has now inhabited the character of the former Secretary of State for San Francisco Opera’s new production of John Adams’ “Nixon in China” and […]

OPERA FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY: THE SIZZLING SUMMER EDITION

by Megan Meister

By Suzanne Calvin We hope that by the time you read this, you’ve already received your brochure covering the fun-filled, free (or inexpensive) events that make up TDO’s exciting summer@theopera.  And there are lots of things geared towards couples and families just like yours, including campTDO and performances of Bizet’s charming Doctor Miracle for just […]

Tamino Talks

by Suzanne Calvin

Admittedly, a rather silly headline, but we already knew Shawn could sing. In fact, he was evidently a Wunderlich-inspired wunderkind! Read tenor Shawn Mathey’s charming interview with Gregory Sullivan Isaacs at “Theater Jones,” as the two tenors indulge in a little shop-talk and wonderful tales of Shawn’s dad, tenor/conductor Richard Mathey. Get it all here and […]

Two First Names, Two Thought-Provoking Reviews

by Suzanne Calvin

Critic Mark-Brian Sonna, who writes for John Garcia’s “The Column” has posted a couple of reviews worth reading for our current productions of Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA and Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE.  I don’t necessarily agree with every word, but I don’t have to, to find these thoughtful and interesting. LA TRAVIATA, which will be performed Friday […]

Playing Catch Up – TDO Reviews

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, it’s been a busy week in these parts — and liable to become busier still with this weekend’s opera party for approximately 32,000 of our friends. That’s my excuse, anyway, for just now posting the latest reviews of the two blockbuster productions being presented by the Dallas Opera. Of THE MAGIC FLUTE, which opened […]

The Running of the Bulls by Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

I need a statistician to figure the odds!  At last night’s opening night party following the first performance of The Magic Flute I discovered something truly extraordinary about three members of our cast. Next Saturday, which happens to be the simulcast of Magic Flute to Cowboys Stadium is Caitlyn Lynch’s birthday.  Caitlyn sings the role […]

Last Chance for Tickets

by Suzanne Calvin

30,500 and still counting, but not for very much longer.  If you haven’t acted before now, get your free tickets to the April 28th Cowboys Stadium simulcast before it’s too late. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Calvin (214.443.1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org) Or Megan Meister (214.443.1071/megan.meister@dallasopera.org) ONLY TEN DAYS TO GO! REQUESTS FOR TICKETS TO […]

A TRUE CAST OF CHARACTERS

by Megan Meister

Seventeen ninety-one was a terrible year for Mozart personally, but a fabulous year for Western Music. The list of masterworks he composed during his final months is simply staggering. Some of the high points are Piano Concerto No. 27, String Quintet No. 6, the Clarinet Concerto, the opera seria, La clemenza di Tito, the incomplete […]

25K – And Still Counting (Have you Reserved Your Seats?)

by Suzanne Calvin

Time is running out to reserve your seat or seats for the Dallas Opera’s April 28th Cowboys Stadium simulcast, presented by The Dallas Foundation. However, the hot news of the day is that 25,000 of you have already signed up for tickets to attend the Saturday evening performance — live from the Winspear Opera House […]