More Critics Getting Cosi

by Suzanne Calvin

The rave reviews for the Dallas Opera’s Spring Season opener: Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” continue to roll in.  Gregory Isaacs, reviewing for the “Theater Jones” blog, found our production to be Cowardly – in the best sort of fashion.  Actually, he stated:  “The production is an original take on a masterpiece, and works from beginning to end. Jeri Shaffer’s English supertitles convey the essence of the text, with an occasional naughty wink.”

(photo by Daylon Walton of Random Photography for Theater Jones)

Dean Cassella at FW Renaissance praised “Cosi” as “a fine production and one definitely worth seeing.”  How could we possibly argue?

Tell your friends to act now, before the best seats are swept up for the remaining performances. 

Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR, Dallas Opera

3 Responses to More Critics Getting Cosi

Suzanne says: March 11, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Just out of curiosity: When and how did you purchase your tickets? Please understand that we did not have access to the new house prior to the opening production. Additionally, we were not told in advance of any anticipated sightline problems by the organization constructing the venue and installing the seats. The moment we got into the new opera house and made that discovery (which affects certain seats up high and close to the stage) we dropped the price on those seats and began informing people–at the time of purchase–that those seats came with a restricted view. That remains our policy today. I am sorry the situation took you by surprise…very sorry indeed.

Chris Moseley says: March 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm

How shocked and amazed I was that a brand new auditorium would be built that would include seats from which YOU CANNOT SEE THE ENTIRE STAGE. Actually, I could only see about 1/3 of the stage from the Dress Circle seats.

Shame on you Dallas Opera for selling me partial view seats without indicating so.

Jim Genova says: February 22, 2010 at 11:52 am

After reading all the glowing critic comments I attended with great anticipation. I’d like to add my observation. I’m a long time season subscriber, btw. I was a bit disappointed with the performance. I find 3+ hours of anything TOO LONG. The singers were fabulous. The orchestra was fabulous… what was ‘less than fabulous’? Besides being too long, I’m still trying to put my finger on what exactly I was so disappointed with.
I found that the artists and the orchestra reached a level of intensity and emotion early and then held it for 3+ hours. There was no ebb and flow; no smoldering, building crescendo. Yes it was a comedy but there was no journey. Even the tests of fidelity go tiresome. Something was missing. I found myself anxious for the end to come.