The holiday season means holiday shows. Holiday shows means young performers acting and dancing onstage. And children onstage require adult guides. We talk to three North Texans whose job is to coax the children, train them and keep the little angels from running amok.
Posts Tagged 'Winspear Opera House'
For the second week in a row, a photo from the Dallas Arts District takes the Flickr Photo of the Week title.
Guest blogger Walton Muyumba is a University of North Texas professor who teaches classes on blues, jazz and American literature. He is the author of The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation and Philosophical Pragmatism. Al Jarreau makes “adult contemporary” music. That’s not a problem, except that Jarreau’s set at the Winspear [...]
Last in our series of one-on-one interviews with the architects behind the AT&T PAC. After their press conference, Norman Foster and Spencer de Grey talked with us about loving opera, traditions vs. popularity and the AT&T logo on the Winspear’s roof.
Did you attend the live performance of Philip Glass’ Dracula score on Saturday at the Winspear Opera House? KERA’s (and soon to be KXT’s) Paul Slavens did, and he sends along this review.
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, [...]
KERA’s Bill Zeeble talks with Winspear Opera House acoustician Bob Essert about his sound design for the hall.
We’ve heard a lot about the Winspear’s red glass, its solar canopy, its chandelier. But none of that matters quite as much as something that’s really going to get tested tonight — the hall’s acoustics. Bill Zeeble reports on what we might hear at tonight’s opening of the Dallas Opera’s Otello.
— on the roof of the Winspear Opera House. The blue-and-white-striped globe won’t mar the pristine, ruby-red glass face of the Winspear or give it a red, white and blue look. And people won’t be able to see it while driving or walking past. But it will be visible to air travelers overhead and to [...]
The four renowned architects behind the Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Theatre — two of them Pritzker Prize-laureates — are in town meeting the public and answering questions: Why the red? Why the tubes? But mostly, how did the two performance halls in the AT&T PAC turn out the different ways they did?