Tag Archives: Tod Machover

The 2013-14 Season Line Up – “By Love Transformed”

by Suzanne Calvin

(Hal Cazalet as Nicholas in “Death and the Powers,” photo courtesy of Jill Steinberg)   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AN INSPIRED FIFTH SEASON IN THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE! BY LOVE TRANSFORMED FOUR […]

TDO Announces 2013/2014 Season “BY LOVE TRANSFORMED”

by Megan Meister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Or Megan Meister 214.443.1071 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org megan.meister@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AN INSPIRED FIFTH SEASON IN THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE! BY LOVE TRANSFORMED FOUR MASTERPIECES THAT DEFIED CONVENTIONS BY BIZET, MACHOVER, KORNGOLD AND ROSSINI ~~~~ OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, OCTOBER […]

Ending the Week on an Existential Note

by Suzanne Calvin

Before we get all warm and fuzzy at the AT&T Performing Arts Center tree lighting and in response to all the wonderful reasons we have to celebrate during the month ahead, let’s talk for a moment about DEATH. D-E-A-T-H, as in “Death and the Powers,” a tremendously innovative contemporary opera by MIT Media Lab composer/inventor Tod Machover and poet […]

The Word is Out!

by Suzanne Calvin

Sara Heaton and Hal Cazalet in Death and the Powers. Photo by Paula Aguilera The word is out, about the Dallas Opera’s once-secret plans to bring Tod Machover’s groundbreaking ”Death and the Powers” to the Winspear stage in 2014. Nope, we haven’t announced our next season, but the National Endowment for the Arts has announced its grant […]

Tod Machover, Musical Genius and “Mad Scientist”

by Suzanne Calvin

“And other times, my hair is this big.” Admittedly, he does have that 1930s black-and-white cinema mad scientist hairdo, no doubt inspired by the real life Albert Einstein. But there’s nothing remotely scary about cutting-edge composer and MIT Media Lab legend Tod Machover, who came to Dallas this week for an enthusiastic ”Composing Conversation” with Art&Seek producer-reporter […]

6:30 Tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 18th) FREE at Hamon Hall

by Suzanne Calvin

If you haven’t other more pressing plans tonight, get thee to the Arts District for the 6:30 pm launch of this season’s “Composing Conversations” with MIT Media Lab legend Tod Machover, acclaimed American soprano Sara Heaton, and award-winning journalist Jerome Weeks moderating the discussion and helping us analyze the many facets of Machover. Details here from […]

Reminder #1: About Next Tuesday the 18th

by Suzanne Calvin

If you have never heard MIT Media Lab inventor/composer/music revolutionary Tod Machover speak–trust me, you’ve missed something amazing. And in combo with moderation by Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks, Machover-selected video segments, and a live performance featuring soprano Sara Heaton–it really will be an action packed conversation. For FREE, to boot! We ought to be kidding, but we’re […]

Fasten Your Seatbelts: MIT Comes to TDO!

by Suzanne Calvin

From the May 18th edition of “The Guardian” (UK): “Yo-Yo Ma’s cello may not be the obvious starting point for a journey into one of the world’s great universities. But, as you quickly realise when you step inside the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), there’s precious little about the place that is […]