Tag Archives: Winspear Opera House

Keeping up with the(ater) Jones’s

by Suzanne Calvin

The new performing arts site, “Theater Jones” (Yes, a tribute to the late, great Margo Jones) is carrying Wayne Gay’s review of “Otello” (Yes, that Wayne Gay, formerly of the Star-Telegram) in which he raves about the new Winspear Opera House and the performers, while managing a shout-out to those who prefer to experience performances at home: […]

Keeping up with the(ater) Jones's

by tdoadmin

The new performing arts site, “Theater Jones” (Yes, a tribute to the late, great Margo Jones) is carrying Wayne Gay’s review of “Otello” (Yes, that Wayne Gay, formerly of the Star-Telegram) in which he raves about the new Winspear Opera House and the performers, while managing a shout-out to those who prefer to experience performances at home: […]

The First Lady and the “Lady of the House”

by Suzanne Calvin

I hope you caught Alan Peppard’s column  in the “Dallas Morning News” on the inaugural performance of the season at the Winspear Opera House (attended from start to finish by former First Lady Laura Bush, the honorary chair of OVATION!).  One thing’s for sure: There’s only one Margot Winspear, and what a pleasure to see her there! […]

The First Lady and the "Lady of the House"

by tdoadmin

I hope you caught Alan Peppard’s column  in the “Dallas Morning News” on the inaugural performance of the season at the Winspear Opera House (attended from start to finish by former First Lady Laura Bush, the honorary chair of OVATION!).  One thing’s for sure: There’s only one Margot Winspear, and what a pleasure to see her there! […]

Counting the Days

by Suzanne Calvin

Terrific coverage this week on the grand opening of AT&T Performing Arts Center and we are all looking forward to the Dallas Opera’s season opener, Verdi’s OTELLO, the first production in the new Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, which will be unveiled to the public when the Guillermo Kuitca curtain goes up on Friday, October 23rd.  Check […]

Calling All Amateur Acousticians!

by Suzanne Calvin

The art of acoustical design is one of the great, enduring mysteries of modern architecture.  It combines state-of-the-art science with a vast understanding of design, space and materials and a pinch or two of good luck.  However, for the sake of this experiment, you only need a ticket stub, two good ears and a brain in-between. […]

Seattle: America’s Opera Capital?

by Suzanne Calvin

Don’t look at me — I just report what I read. On a per capita basis, it may actually be true that Seattle is KING. And, in terms of enthusiasm for the art form, Seattle certainly ranks high; however, I’m not sure you can make the case that Seattle Opera fans are bigger operaphiles than […]

Seattle: America's Opera Capital?

by tdoadmin

Don’t look at me — I just report what I read. On a per capita basis, it may actually be true that Seattle is KING. And, in terms of enthusiasm for the art form, Seattle certainly ranks high; however, I’m not sure you can make the case that Seattle Opera fans are bigger operaphiles than […]

Supertitles versus Translations: The Battle Continues

by Suzanne Calvin

Okay, enough lazing by the swimming pool, it’s time to stir the proverbial pot. New York Times Classical Music Critic Anthony Tommasini is reviving the Supertitle debate, once again, and I would be curious to know how our audiences feel about them — particularly as we stand on the brink of a new era in […]