Yes, it was one heck of a performance on Friday night and an atmosphere that was positively electric! However, I won’t tarry: Let’s see what the critics had to say before jumping into the fray with our own opinions on The Dallas Opera’s opening weekend at the Winspear.
There’s no particular order to this thing…we’ll start with Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell’s bold declaration in “The Dallas Morning News” that the Winspear Opera house is “one of the world’s greatest opera houses.”
“The New York Times” Anthony Tommasini had praise and artistic insights for the stars of the piece and paid particular attention to the strength of the supporting cast, praising “gifted young tenor Sean Panikkar” among others.
Dean Cassella of “Fort Worth Renaissance” was bowled over by the stupendous cast and is already looking ahead: He’d like to see a new production of the “Ring” Cycle…or a Tristan…ASAP. Photo courtesy of Karen Almond, our intrepid production photographer.
More to come,
Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, The Dallas Opera