At this moment in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, the Dallas Opera is announcing its next line-up of productions — its 53rd season, its second in the Winspear. And if there’s no world-premiere blockbuster like Moby-Dick, opening in April, there is Boris Godunov, which will finish the season next April, the first time [...]
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LISTEN UP: A lot was made of the lipstick red outside of the Winspear Opera House when it was unveiled way back in October. But, like people and donuts, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. And to read Scott Cantrell’s review of the Dallas Opera’s Cosi Fan Tutte, it sounds like the top-flight acoustics [...]
Hope ya like music, because this is an all-music edition of the morning roundup: PUT ON A HAPPY FACE: Did you hear Smile Smile’s in-studio performance Wednesday on KXT? If not, check back to kxt.org late this week, early next week to catch the video. Until then, there’s plenty more to read about the duo [...]
he Dallas Opera has created a a $20 million Cultural Renaissance Endowment Fund, designed to “increase the Opera’s artistic quality,” according to a statement. That’s all well and good, but funds have to be, you know … funded.
The Dallas Opera is joining forces with the Texas Book Festival and SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts to preview the opera’s world-premiere production of Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick.
According to a press release, the Dallas Opera is changing the latter half of its current season into a “modified repertory format” — which is not to be confused with President Nixon’s old “modified limited hangout.” The MRF is really a scheduling shuffle (and mini-subscription offer) that will permit the DO to present two different [...]
I’ve already seen all the images of the Winspear Opera House that have appeared over the past three weeks — and I’ve seen ‘em a half-dozen times in several different formats. I’ve been to the ‘attic’ (the lighting grid), I’ve been backstage, under the stage, in the offices. You think you’re tired of the bloody [...]
Of course, you’ve probably read (or heard about) Edwin Heathcote’s takedown of the entire Arts District in the Financial Times. A tad overstated, perhaps, because Heathcote sees no viable model for a city except the classic European one: Dallas’ downtown, he writes, “is a melange of defunct US tropes: mirror-glazed blank-slab offices, massive multi-storey carparks, [...]
OK, SO NOW WHAT? All the enthusiasm over the Arts District’s open house on Sunday has died down to a simmer — final attendance guesstimate from the AT&T PAC folks is 45,000; earlier guesttimate was 25,000 at least. So now we can look forward to the acid tests of the two new halls: the Dallas [...]
All week (and all year, really) we’ve been talking about the new homes for the Dallas Theater Center and the Dallas Opera. But we’ve mostly forgotten about the homes those groups are leaving.