Two First Names, Two Thought-Provoking Reviews

by Suzanne Calvin

Critic Mark-Brian Sonna, who writes for John Garcia’s “The Column” has posted a couple of reviews worth reading for our current productions of Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA and Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE.  I don’t necessarily agree with every word, but I don’t have to, to find these thoughtful and interesting.

LA TRAVIATA, which will be performed Friday at 7:30 pm in the Winspear with another performance scheduled for Sunday afternoon, prompted Mark-Brian to enthuse: “If you want to see a classic opera done magnificently I suggest you immediately purchase tickets to Dallas Opera’s La Travolta. Everything you expect from the art form is on display currently at the Winspear. You know you are watching a well-conceived and executed production when the curtain rises and the set is so stunning the audience breaks out in applause. Premium tickets for opera can run high so when you spend that kind of money you need to see a production that is not just a visual feast, but aural too, and emotionally satisfying. Dallas Opera gets a perfect score in all three areas on this production. It knocks your socks off.”
Read the rest of his review right here.

As for THE MAGIC FLUTE, Sonna found it a mixture of hits and misses during the opening night performance.  Read Mark-Brian’s take on things magical and Mozartean.

(Photo by Karen Almond, Dallas Opera Production Photographer)

Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

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