For Those Who Love Grand Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

“…it just doesn’t get any better.”  Or so writes Terry Mathews, Arts Editor of the “Sulphur Springs News-Telegram” in her review of the Dallas Opera’s “Tristan & Isolde.”  She declared that the voice of soprano Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet (Isolde) “should be declared a national treasure.”  You can read it all here.

Meanwhile, over at the “Dallas Dance Examiner” (, Marilee Vergati hailed the “artistically triumphant and intensely romantic” production of Wagner’s masterpiece.  She went on to write: “The Dallas Opera’s ‘Tristan und Isolde’ continues the tradition of taking on operatic challenges and transcending even ardent opera lovers’ expectations. After budget cutbacks in 2011, an opera was dropped from the Tragic Obsessions season leaving room to expand Richard Wagner’s masterpiece. What emerged is one of the finest artistic productions to date showcasing a brilliant all-star cast and orchestra.”  Read her review here and, remember, just one performance left on Saturday.

And from SMU’s Alexander Hoskins for “The Daily Campus,” here’s his review of our production which ends with the question, “What’s not to fall in love with?”

Spot on!

Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

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