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Focus on the Family, Opera-Style

by Suzanne Calvin

Our latest family concert earned the applause of at least one North Texas critic.  Here’s the report from Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones” about a recent Saturday afternoon mix of “ooos and arias” conducted by Maestro Anthony Barrese and featuring two up-and-coming bright young stars. (Photo of Anthony Barrese courtesy of operasouthwest.org) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director […]

Puccini’s Hold on Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

If you haven’t already caught it on “Theater Jones,” here’s the latest installment of General Director and CEO Keith Cerny’s “Off the Cuff.” This piece, on the extraordinary hold the works of Giacomo Puccini have on modern day opera audiences–really involves a great deal more. Read the article at your leisure…here. (The guy with the moustache […]

Ladies Sing the Blues

by Suzanne Calvin

Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny has posted another installment cheap car insurance quotes of “Off the Cuff” on “Theater Jones,” this one devoted to the idea that most operas fall into one of three catagories: one-hanky, two-hanky, or heart-clutching three-hanky. Read Keith’s analysis here. (Ladies’ hankies courtesy of made-in-china.com) Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media […]

Stirring the Proverbial Pot

by Suzanne Calvin

I confess that I have never heard Andrea Bocelli live and not much more than snippets of his recordings in various commercials and promos. So, I’m going to stay out of this despite my unfortunate natural tendancy to be as vocal as I am judgmental. However, I found Gregory Sullivan Isaac’s assessment of the “phenomena” of […]

Like an Egyptian

by Suzanne Calvin

Who isn’t interested in how grand spectacles like AIDA make it from the design table to the stage? Not to mention how you handle the “care and feeding” of vintage costume designs like those for this acclaimed production. Go backstage at the Winspear Opera House and get a better understanding of the role of radiator […]

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 […]

AIDA – The First Wave

by Suzanne Calvin

The first reviews are out, regarding the Dallas Opera’s spectacular season opener: Verdi’s AIDA with soprano Latonia Moore in the title role. Wayne Lee Gay of D Magazine’s “FrontRow” blog wrote that Miss Moore “simply astounded with a voice that was equally powerful–and clearly capable of subtle effect–from top to bottom.” Read more of Wayne’s […]

“Get Out There – and Come Back a Star!”

by Suzanne Calvin

  Frankly, she was already an internationally acclaimed star but, nevertheless, there is a marvelous Busby Berkeley “42nd Street” quality to the now-legendary Metropolitan Opera debut of soprano Latonia Moore, who stepped into the title role of Aida without a single onstage rehearsal — and for an international radio broadcast. Get all that and more in Gregory […]

Postcard from Glyndebourne

by Suzanne Calvin

Whether it’s the high desert or the verdant English countryside, there’s great opera brewing throughout the summer months and this year was no exception. In his latest installment of “Off the Cuff” for Theater Jones, Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny sends all of us his “Postcard from Glyndebourne” about the overall experience. Enjoy […]

Santa Fe Train of Thought

by Suzanne Calvin

It isn’t quite like any other summer opera festival. And that is, no doubt, why it continues to draw devoted opera-philes from all parts of the U.S. (and beyond) to a serene spot in Northern New Mexico far from the overheated urban corridors. In addition to offering night after night of great opera, does Santa […]