Tag Archives: Willard Spiegelman

D Goes Dickens on TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

In the October issue of D magazine, just hitting the newsstands, a feature detailing the challenges confronting the Dallas Opera and the man at the top, doing just that. Willard Spiegelman’s take on things is occasionally barbed, yet thoughtful.  Feel free to weigh-in after you read the entire piece right here. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & […]

Spectacular, Spectacular!

by Suzanne Calvin

“Dallas had a spectacular hit in March with a gorgeous rendition of RIGOLETTO.” -Willard Spiegelman, “Opera News” I would read more if I weren’t blushing so. However, don’t let me stop you from finding out exactly what Willard has to say about Laura Claycomb’s long-awaited debut–and infinitely more!  Press here.  Didn’t work?  Okay then, click! Suzanne […]

BORIS G. Wows "Opera News"

by tdoadmin

Like I always say, “Better late than never!” From the exclusive online content of “Opera News”: “Never has the Dallas Opera orchestra made such commanding, majestic music, capable of a full range of tonal effects; never has it played more like a great symphonic ensemble. Under Graeme Jenkins’s baton, the orchestra filled the hall with […]

BORIS G. Wows “Opera News”

by Suzanne Calvin

Like I always say, “Better late than never!” From the exclusive online content of “Opera News”: “Never has the Dallas Opera orchestra made such commanding, majestic music, capable of a full range of tonal effects; never has it played more like a great symphonic ensemble. Under Graeme Jenkins’s baton, the orchestra filled the hall with […]

Two Hands Equal One Controversy

by Suzanne Calvin

They’re at it again, the local critics, that is. Willard Spiegelman of D magazine (not to mention SMU, “The New York Times,” etc.) is the latest to raise the issue of the audience “O”…the sometimes ill-timed, other times automatic standing ovations on the part of Dallas/Fort Worth audiences. One of the points made is that this behavior somehow validates […]

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 […]