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It’s that rarest of rarities…an opera that has only been experienced in a handful of cities across the U.S. since its celebrated 1920 double world premiere!  Die tote Stadt (“The Dead City”) comes to the Dallas Opera stage in a limited engagement, beginning March 21st.  Read on for details.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 […]
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Even if it were NOT our next mainstage opera, opening March 21st in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, this three-minute exploration of “Die tote Stadt” and its composer by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Senior Classical Music Critic for “Theater Jones” is well worth a listen!   Enjoy -- and share! Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media […]
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A cast change for the Dallas Opera’s upcoming production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s “Die tote Stadt” puts an exciting American soprano in the dual role of Marie/Marietta. Critically acclaimed American soprano Mardi Byers as Marie/Marietta, has replaced Danish soprano Ann Petersen.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 or Celeste Hart […]
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It’s a panel discussion next week that shouldn’t be missed! The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum are the proud partners of what promises to be an extraordinary panel discussion on the life, the work and the legacy of exiled twentieth-century composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Details follow. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Contact: […]
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This month’s edition of “Off the Cuff” for “Theater Jones” is an exploration of death, empathy and character transformation in opera by General Director and CEO Keith Cerny.   Avail yourself of his insights here. Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media and Public Relations
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The new season has been announced and we are back to five mainstage productions! MARRIAGE OF FIGARO SALOME LA WALLY/EVEREST LA BOHÈME IOLANTA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE COMPANY’S 58TH INTERNATIONAL SEASON: HEIGHTS OF PASSION SIX PINNACLE ACHIEVEMENTS IN OPERA […]
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Looking for the lowdown on the Dallas Opera’s upcoming presentation of “Death and the Powers”?  The Global Interactive Simulcast?  Wild lobby displays and cool apps?   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS TOD MACHOVER’S THRILLING SCI-FI OPERA DEATH AND THE POWERS Only the Fourth Set of […]
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“No opera ever composed has music more gorgeous, more sumptuous, than Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. This is, after all, music by the man who later became famous for scores for movies including “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex,” “The Sea Hawk” and “Of Human Bondage.” Thus writes […]
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All I can tell you is, people came up to us afterwards telling us they wanted to buy tickets--immediately--to whatever was scheduled next. The reviewers revealed generally favorable reactions to the “imaginative” program and a few quibbles with the way we presented the artist. Read on to get Classical Music Critic Gregory Sullivan Isaac’s perspective for […]
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Norma, Norma, Norma!  In Texas and around the world it’s round-up time as the year comes to a close, and first up is Daniel Patrick Stearns with his great moments in opera from 2013. Don’t miss his confession that he went dumpster diving (okay, so he didn’t use that term) for a Jennifer Higdon score! […]
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