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 […]
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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.
TALKIN’ OPERA: The Dallas Opera has posted the video (above) from its latest Cosi and Koozies summer panel series. This one is titled “Multiculturalism: At the Heart of Moby-Dick and Madam Butterfly” and is moderated by Chris Shull, who writes for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. If you like what you see, the next discussion – […]
GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE YOUNG: Fine arts groups everywhere are trying their best to attract a younger audience. It’s the only way to ensure a future. The Dallas Opera has a slew of events this month that aim to various degrees to educate its audience. And the Dallas Museum of Art recently unveiled a mobile […]
Set designer Michael Yeargan — former Dallasite, Tony Award-winner, previous credits at the Dallas Opera and the Dallas Theater Center — is out for personal reasons. So to design all the rigging, planking and ship-sinking for its world premiere opera, Moby-Dick, the Dallas Opera has hired Tony nominee Robert Brill. best known for the Broadway […]
BREAKING DOWN ‘ANGELS AND DEMONS’: The adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-seller Angels and Demons was the No. 1 movie in the country last weekend, debuting with a so-so $46 million. Those who took in the movie required the same level of belief-suspension as when they saw Angels‘ predecessor, The Da Vinci Code. But don’t take […]
3 is a magic number: Without Stephen, anarchy reigns. Jerome beat me to the punch yesterday with the Theatre 3 season announcement. But Jerome wasn’t able to attend the Theatre 3 birthday party Wednesday evening. Which means he did not sit next to the actress Ada Lynn (photo below), a veteran of Theatre 3 performances. […]
Following the embarrassment of the George Steel “era” and with only six months to go before the company opens at the Winspear Opera House, the Dallas Opera has promoted from within. Jonathan Pell, who has been with the opera for 24 years, now assumes the role of artistic director, a position last held by co-founder […]