Tag Archives: Winspear Opera House

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 & […]

October at the Dallas Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 19, 2011 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214-443-1014/suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org OCTOBER SPARKLES AT THE DALLAS OPERA! ~~~~ Season Launch: Friday, October 21 with Donizetti’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR—Indoors and Out! ~~~~ “Tragic Obsessions” Season Opens With an Exciting, Free Plazacast@theCenter, the Linda and Mitch Hart Season Opening Night Performance, and Dazzling FIRST NIGHT Season Celebrations […]

The Dullest Arts District Money Can Buy?

by Suzanne Calvin

Actually, this piece that appeared in the “Chicago Tribune” isn’t as critical as my headline would imply; but it certainly points out that there’s more to be done to make the Dallas Arts District the grand fusion of streetlife and art that turns public spaces into people places (a la Millennium Park) and to give […]

By Any Other Name

by tdoadmin

Sorry, my head is totally focused on our upcoming production of “Romeo and Juliet” opening this Friday at the Winspear Opera House. The actual question raised by this Anthony Tommasini piece in “The New York Times” is: Will the term “wallcast” really catch on?  Tony thinks so, but by that same logic a broadcast would […]

Laura, At Last!

by tdoadmin

Laura, At Last!An interview by Suzanne Calvin Soprano Laura Claycomb’s official biography tells us that “Her delicacy, refinement and theatricality in high-flying repertoire make her one of the foremost lyric coloraturas of her generation.” All of which is perfectly true — but that just barely scratches the surface. In addition to Miss Claycomb’s phenomenal natural […]

The Composer Was No Romeo

by tdoadmin

The Composer Was No RomeoBy Olin Chism As numerous passages in his plays decisively confirm, William Shakespeare was a great music-lover. Just consider the following from The Merchant of Venice: “The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; the […]

Party On!

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s awfully nice to attend a glamorous birthday party and realize that you’re the one getting the present! That was the case on Monday night at the celebration marking Nancy B. Hamon’s birthday and the first recital in the new Education and Recital Hall (in the Winspear Opera House) named in her honor.  While not […]

The Reviews are IN! Part Four

by Suzanne Calvin

“With a successful new Otello,” writes ConcertoNet’s Paul Wooley, “a new house, and a new fervor from the city’s residents, Dallas Opera has without question joined the ranks of the elite houses in the country.” Read the rest of his very detailed review of the opening night performance here.  We also got our first taste […]

Eye of the Beholder

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera has had the joy of working with an outstanding production photographer for the last several years, Karen Almond, who brings imagination and genuine artistry to every task.  Luckily for us, someone outside the company has noticed. Jerome Weeks of KERA’s “Art & Seek” seems to be vying with me for the unpaid, unofficial job […]