Second Wave for AIDA

by Suzanne Calvin

 

The reviews continue to roll in for the Dallas Opera’s Season Opener: AIDA, featuring an incredible ensemble cast and starring soprano Latonia Moore in the title role. Olin Chism reviewed for the “Star-Telegram” and found much to praise about the singing and more: “This was one Aida that was firing on all cylinders. Conductor Graeme Jenkins deserves great credit for a superb orchestral performance and a magnificent choral one — Alexander Rom is the chorus’s maestro. I also liked Kenneth von Heidecke’s graceful choreography.” Read Olin’s review of Sunday’s performance right here.

We also heard from Katie Womack at “The Observer,” who found the performance she attended lacking in passion, rather than singing talent or spectacle. Get her view of the production here.

Then there was Scott Cantrell’s perspective. “The Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic was especially taken with the vocal performance of Nadia Krasteva in her Dallas Opera debut as Amneris, he found her voice “splendidly appointed and finished, stirring in every range and volume.”  The rest of the opera? Mmmmm, not so much.  More of Scott’s review of Opening Night can be found here.

More to come…

(Nadia Krasteva in her Dallas Opera debut as Amneris.  Photo by Karen Almond, Dallas Opera)

Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

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