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2B or Not 2B – Off the Cuff

by Suzanne Calvin

Here’s General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s latest edition of “Off the Cuff” from “Theater Jones” in which he tackles the split between the subscribing and single-ticket-buying public and its historical roots, as well as the short-term and long-term impact of evolving buying habits on the performing arts. Read it all right here. Suzanne Calvin, Director […]

Mark Twain’s Wagnerian Adventures

by Suzanne Calvin

What did American literary icon Mark Twain and German music titan Richard Wagner have in common? If you said “Wavy hair,” you are correct! If you said anything else, you’re probably mistaken. Desite the lack of common ground, Twain’s deeply personal impressions of the Bayreuth experience form the basis for this month’s “Off the Cuff” […]

Keith’s latest “Off the Cuff”

by Suzanne Calvin

Why do I have the distinct feeling that eighteenth-century artist William Hogarth was a “glass half-empty” kinda guy? Even so, nobody served up social commentary like this influential Brit and he’s the subject–no, more like the catalyst–of General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s latest “Off the Cuff” for Theater Jones. Enjoy it right here. Suzanne […]

Jennifer Higdon (and Cat), Working Like a Dog

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, she’s unbelievably genuine, gifted, and grounded — but she is also a product of her own impressive work ethic that keeps her steadily moving from one project to the next (as well as publishing her own compositions and managing all the other aspects of her professional life with aplomb). Jennifer Higdon came to Dallas […]

Managing the Opera Company of the Future

by Suzanne Calvin

  There’s a lot of talk these days about how arts organizations are going to survive the impact of staggering economies, government cuts, and a lack of consumer confidence. But, frankly, if survival is the ultimate goal–why bother? Arts organizations need to think beyond the immediate pressures we face and begin implementing ways to make […]

The Other Conductor Backstage

by Suzanne Calvin

I’d been waiting eagerly for this one and then it slipped past me in the whirlwind end of season. But it’s well worth a leisurely read to learn more about the Dallas Opera’s talented Chorus Master, Alexander Rom. Here’s “Theater Jones” take on the man and his musicianship. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media and PR

Even Three-Dimensional Chess Needs a Red Queen

by Suzanne Calvin

The latest installment of Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s “Off the Cuff” feature for “Theater Jones” explores the strategy behind the push for subscriptions and renewals, and how twenty-first century marketers may be able to stem the tide that propels us towards what some are already calling “the post-subscription era.” Read Keith’s […]

Behind the Scenes with the (Chorus) Master

by Suzanne Calvin

Another great read on “Theater Jones,” as Gregory Sullivan Isaacs looks behind the scenes with Dallas Opera Chorus Master Alexander Rom in this engaging interview. If you haven’t experienced the subtle, wonderful chorus work in THE ASPERN PAPERS, you have one more chance remaining. Tickets are still available for the final performance on Sunday afternoon […]

Gunn’s Blazing

by Suzanne Calvin

“Nathan Gunn is the whole package. He possesses a natural and magnificent baritone voice that is even from top to bottom. Although it sounds like he just woke up one morning and could sing perfectly, there is a secure technique behind his obviously God-given abilities. Further, his performances are uniformly consistent and his acting ability […]

THE ASPERN PAPERS Leaves Critics Awestruck

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, the reviews are in (some of them, anyway) and the critics seem to be uniformly knocked-out by the performances in the Dallas Opera’s 25th Anniversary revival of THE ASPERN PAPERS, which opened last Friday evening. Starring Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano  Susan Graham as Tina in her long-awaited TDO debut, French soprano Alexandra Deshorties as a […]