The Critics Speak, Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

Wildly divergent opinions on the Dallas Opera’s current production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”

Dean Cassella of “DFW Renaissance” thought we did justice to the complexity implied by the term, dramma giocosa.

The Associated Press was disappointed overall, here’s the review carried on

Mark-Brian Sonna of John Garcia’s “The Column” and Pegasus News thought it was worth every penny.

Arts Editor Terri Mathews of the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram” found it “grand opera at its finest.”  She also wrote a piece, as did KERA’s Stephen Becker, about the tremendous differences of opinion inspired by this production.

And “Music in Other Words” wondered, among other things, why we didn’t cut the epilogue.

Lauren Smart of SMU’s “The Daily Campus” covered the opera for the younger generation, and liked what she heard.

Feel free to chime-in at any time! 

(Image by Evans Caglage, courtesy of

Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

2 Responses to The Critics Speak, Part Two

John Evans says: October 26, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I am both impressed and honored to see “The Critics Speak” page. I’m honored to have my hobbyist’s thoughts from “Music in Other Words” linked to the TDO’s website. I’m impressed to see the Dallas Opera broadcasting the approvals as well as the disappointments. The diversity of opinions shows that the TDO’s production of Don Giovanni was in fact an artistic success. People are talking! Any worthy work of art will spark a lively discussion. I’m happy to be a part of it.