Tag Archives: Winspear Opera House

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 […]

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: […]

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: […]

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! […]

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! […]

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. […]