Hot Szot

by Suzanne Calvin

The name is pronounced “Shot,” by the way.  POW-low SHOT.  Hope you won money on that one.

“Dallas audiences ARE in for a treat” any way you pronounce it. I’m counting the days until the arrival of baritone Paulo Szot to begin rehearsals for our season opener: Mozart’s retelling of the Don Juan legend, “Don Giovanni.” And if ever someone’s reputation preceded him -- it’s this guy. And the reputation is all (and I do mean ALL) good. Great talent, great stage presence, great team player, great person. No divo.

The headline writers over at D have dubbed him “Smoking Hot.”   We’ll know soon enough. I hope you already have your subscriptions--or, at least, your single tickets.  The D magazine article is recapped on Barihunks, a website devoted to the “sexiest baritone hunks from opera,” which describes Mr. Szot as “one of the steamiest barihunks working.” 

Is the temperature rising or is it just me?

“Don Giovanni” opens Friday, October 22nd and if you absolutely cannot be inside the opera house, come anyway and enjoy the Dallas Opera’s first free simulcast right outside in Annette Strauss Square. Doors open at five and the performance starts at 7:30. You can reserve chairs online (at no cost) or by calling the ticket office. Or, you can bring your own blanket and have a seat on the lawn.  It should be a great night for backstage peeks and people watching.

All this and Paulo Szot.  Now that’s what I call “Date Night.”  (image courtesy of D magazine, courtesy of us…infinity)

Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

One Response to Hot Szot

Paul Blackstock says: September 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Bravo! for Szot.

I thought the Kennedy revival of “South Pacific” was OUTSTANDING. I can hardly wait to see and hear Paulo on our stage . . . that is if I can see him at all from way up in the nose-bleed section.