Tag Archives: The New York Times

“…And Come Back a Star!”

by Suzanne Calvin

She was the 2005 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” award winner for her Dallas Opera debut in the role of the long-suffering Micaela in “Carmen.” That was half-a-dozen years after winning the 1998 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. And now, with about a day’s notice, Houston-born soprano Latonia Moore made her glorious Metropolitan […]

Proverbial Talk of the Town

by Suzanne Calvin

  Yes, as suspected, the announcement that the Dallas Opera and Cowboys Stadium have partnered for an April 28th live simulcast of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” has quickly become the talk of the town. You may select from a variety of journalistic takes on the upcoming event… From Daniel J. Wakin at “The New York Times” Classical Music […]

Karen Almond Colors Our World

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, she does. Note Karen’s latest photo to grace the pages of “The New York Times, from the Lyric Opera of Kansas City production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte,” the second work presented in the company’s glamorous new home, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. In case you are unaware, Karen Almond has long […]

Metropolitan Opera Cash Flow

by Suzanne Calvin

A river, in fact, might be an understatement. The latest Met fundraising campaign has taken in a record-smashing $182 million, according to “The New York Times.” However, according to this report, it’s not enough of an infusion to resolve the company’s ongoing financial problems, which is actually both sobering and rather mind-boggling. New York Times’ photo […]

Finding Just the Right Words

by Suzanne Calvin

Check out this very interesting article from “The New York Times” Anthony Tommasini about the delicate and demanding art of translating an opera libretto from its original language into English. I have enormous respect for anyone who can grasp the nuances, the rhythms and the feelings and recreate them in another language altogether — while […]

Kudos for The Met's "Don Carlo"

by tdoadmin

The new staging by British director Nicholas Hytner and the “richly textured, inexorably paced and vividly characterized account of Verdi’s epic score” by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under the baton of a 35-year-old Canadian maestro (who is making big, big waves), get a thumbs-up from Anthony Tommasini of “The New York Times,” in addition to […]

Kudos for The Met’s “Don Carlo”

by Suzanne Calvin

The new staging by British director Nicholas Hytner and the “richly textured, inexorably paced and vividly characterized account of Verdi’s epic score” by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under the baton of a 35-year-old Canadian maestro (who is making big, big waves), get a thumbs-up from Anthony Tommasini of “The New York Times,” in addition to […]