7 days ago | Classical Music
The performing arts are in trouble. Go to a live performance at any theater, and you will likely see an audience dominated by an older generation. These are the people who fill the seats and support the arts financially. The news reminds us daily ...
9 days ago | Classical Music
As the rather sparse crowd settled into their seats before Friday's opening performance of The Ring of Polykrates, most look confused. For Erich Wolfgang Korngold's piece at The Dallas Opera, the orchestra sat atop the stage rather than below...
21 days ago | Opera
Prepare to be "swept away” by the Dallas Opera's new season. That's the theme the opera is rolling with for its 2018-19 season, which will be “filled with captivating stories and unsurpassed music performed by some of the world’s greatest opera st...
3 months ago | Arts & Culture News
Becoming Santa Claus, the fourth opera by composer and librettist Mark Adamo, was recorded at the Winspear Opera House in December 2015. Now, it has made it through the first round of Grammy nominations in the categories of best composition, best ...
4 months ago | Opera
The three-act French opera Samson and Dalila, first performed in 1877, seemed like an odd choice to start the Dallas Opera's 2017-18 season. But Friday's opening-night performance proved that it has stood the test of time. Composer Camille Saint-S...
6 months ago | Arts & Culture News
The first American centennial was the U.S. centennial of 1876 in Philadelphia for which 200 new buildings were constructed, none of which exist today. Centennials in several states followed, and the track record is much the same: Buildings go up, ...