Tag Archives: Wall Street Journal

Professional Chameleons

by Suzanne Calvin

I’m trying to make the mental leap from Papageno to Henry Kissinger and finding it downright difficult. However, it appears that baritone Patrick Carfizzi (our scene-stealing Papageno in “The Magic Flute”) has now inhabited the character of the former Secretary of State for San Francisco Opera’s new production of John Adams’ “Nixon in China” and […]

In Kepler’s Orbit

by Suzanne Calvin

One of the intersesting aspects of this summer’s Spoleto Festival USA in South Carolina is a new production of Philip Glass’s “Kepler” about the famed German mathematician and astronomer who discovered the laws of planetary motion that now bear his name. Heidi Waleson of “The Wall Street Journal” writes: “Mr. Glass’s signature repetitive musical style deftly […]

Occupy Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

A new work by British composer Peter Maxwell Davies for the Juilliard School got off with a bang last week. Heidi Waleson, writing for “The Wall Street Journal” noted: “With timid tonality pervading so many new operas, it was refreshing to hear the edgy, acerbic sounds of Peter Maxwell Davies’s “Kommilitonen!” presented by the Juilliard […]

Working Out with Nathan Gunn

by Suzanne Calvin

Historical fiction, Rammstein and the occasional bag of potato chips. Although there’s nothing “regular” about his talent, this engaging feature story in the “Wall Street Journal” proves that, in some ways, opera star baritone Nathan Gunn is a regular guy, fighting all the same battles that beset us mere mortals (with common sense and a-typical success). Catch […]

The Reviews are IN! Part Three

by Suzanne Calvin

We have a two-fer from journalism’s peripatetic gentleman, Willard Spiegelman.  First, this man-on-the-scene take for D magazine’s Frontburner Blog.  Followed by a detailed analysis for the Wall Street Journal of the Dallas Arts District and the quest for pedestrian life in that quadrant of Downtown Dallas, as well as the features of these opulent new additions. Elsewhere in the […]