Tag Archives: Winspear Opera House

Safe for All Ages and Budgets

by Suzanne Calvin

After looking at a friend’s tickets for a single pre-season game for a major sports franchise; I don’t want to hear any more complaints about opera being “too expensive.” In fact, I want you to more-or-less empty your wallet, grab the kids or grandkids, and come to the Winspear for some outstanding family friendly programs at […]

The Critics, Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

Time to begin a new page of reviews, I think, and we’ll start with Katie Womack’s smart assessment of “La traviata,” being performed tonight, as well as April 21st, 27th and 29th (matinee) in the Winspear. Ms. Womack writes in this week’s issue of the “Observer”: “Lead by strong vocal and instrumental performances and underscored by a stunning […]

Gallic Gravitas

by Suzanne Calvin

There’s just something about Laurent Naouri that goes beyond gifts or talents. I think it’s the sense that he is an artist of genuine class, a gentleman who would rather listen than speak and, when he does speak, a man worth paying attention to. Check out his thoughts on a life intertwined in opera, both onstage and off, and musings […]

You’re Invited – Tonight!

by Suzanne Calvin

What’s so controversial about Arts Education? Mmmmm. Just about everything: Who funds it? Who needs it? Who gets it? Join Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny, D magazine Arts Editor Peter Simek, and an outstanding panel to discuss the future of education in the arts in America. More here from Liz Johnstone of […]

Between a Stadium and a Hard Place

by Suzanne Calvin

Check out the latest from “Travel + Leisure” magazine on the world’s top new landmarks. The Winspear Opera House where we perform is ranked Number Five, between Wembley Stadium, London, and Allianz Arena in Munich. Huh? Allow me to explain: the precise catagory was “Top Arenas and Performance Venues.” Here’s the entire list for your […]

Creating New Opera (And Other Musical Works)

by Suzanne Calvin

December 5th at 6:30 PM in the Winspear’s Hamon Hall — and anyone can come! RSVP today at 214.443.1044. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE GENERAL DIRECTOR’S ROUNDTABLE! “CREATING NEW OPERA (And Other Musical Works)” FEATURING MOBY-DICK LIBRETTIST AND AMERICAN LYRICIST GENE SCHEER, ANN […]

Colorful Mini-Opera Cracks Jokes and Eggs

by Megan Meister

The cast of Doctor Miracle sign autographs after the October 30 performance at the Winspear Opera House. Photo by Luke McKenzie. Colorful Mini-Opera Cracks Jokes and Eggs by Sally-Page Stuck Just as a generous adult would share her opera glasses, the two-year-old opera patron to my left kindly offered to share her pacifier. Surely, she […]

$5 Family Concert on Saturday Afternoon

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to take the kids and grandkids out of storage (did I just write that?) and introduce them to the joys of classical music and the Dallas Opera’s “hands-on” introduction to opera. The action starts in the Winspear Opera House lobby at noon Saturday (i.e. tomorrow) with hands-on arts […]

A Lucia “Firing on All Cylinders”

by Suzanne Calvin

Another rave review for the Dallas Opera season opener, “Lucia di Lammermoor” which continues tonight at the Winspear Opera House at 7:30 PM. Here’s the view from a local critic already well-known to you for the quality of his work:  Olin Chism, writing on special assignment for the “Star-Telegram.” It reads, in part: “Sunday afternoon’s performance displayed top-rank […]