Tag Archives: The Marriage of Figaro

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Part III

by Jonathan Pell

I am often asked to judge the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions around the country and several years ago I found myself in New Orleans where we were to select someone to go to New York to compete in the semi-finals.  The crop of singers that year wasn’t particularly good and at one point I […]

Steel Yourself

by Suzanne Calvin

Photo courtesy of Rene Perez, New York City Opera. Realizing that Dallas Opera patrons have more than a passing interest in the future of New York City Opera and our former general director, George Steel; we thought we should include his newly announced plans for the coming season on our blog. Ronald Blum of Associated […]

Suzanna Guzman Enchants Kids in West Dallas

by Suzanne Calvin

Latina mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman grew up without opera in East Los Angeles.  She doesn’t want other children to have to say the same and–to that end–she has taken her one-woman show, “Don’t Be Afraid: It’s Just Opera!” to around 200,000 school age children throughout the United States. Suzanna, who portrays a delightful Marcellina in our […]

Letter to the Editor

by Suzanne Calvin

The headline on this letter to the editor of The Dallas Morning News reminded me of a story my older sister tells about the first time she saw “The Marriage of Figaro” and was so disappointed not to hear “Largo al factotum” better known as “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!” Many thanks to Preston in Weatherford! Suzanne […]

The Critics Speak: "The Marriage of Figaro"

by tdoadmin

Photo credits: Karen Almond Well, even as the stellar cast of characters finds peace and harmony at the end of their “mad” day, so we seem to be blissfully aligned with the opinions of our major music critics. Scott Cantrell of The Dallas Morning News calls our ongoing production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” […]

The Critics Speak: “The Marriage of Figaro”

by Suzanne Calvin

Photo credits: Karen Almond Well, even as the stellar cast of characters finds peace and harmony at the end of their “mad” day, so we seem to be blissfully aligned with the opinions of our major music critics. Scott Cantrell of The Dallas Morning News calls our ongoing production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” […]

The Figaro 4 – An interview with the Cast of The Marriage of Figaro

by tdo

Allow me to interject a little background.  What you see before you is a casual (and somewhat tongue-in-cheek) conversation at the end of a long afternoon of serious interviews by members of the local news media. Although these cast members are fully capable of discussing the nuances of Mozart’s musical genius–in addition to interacting particle […]

Up Close and Personal

by Suzanne Calvin

You will be seeing portions of our discussion with the exciting young stars of “The Marriage of Figaro:” sopranos Lyubov Petrova and Susanna Phillips, bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and baritone Michael Todd Simpson.  Here’s a lovely short video put together by videographer Melanie Burford at The Dallas Morning News — It’s well worth a look. Suzanne […]