It’s not too late to get your tickets for tonight’s world premiere of Jake Heggie’s “Ahab Symphony” expanding on ideas the composer explored in his critically acclaimed 2010 Dallas Opera world premiere, “Moby-Dick.” The new work, written for the UNT Symphony Orchestra and featuring the UNT Grand Chorus and tenor soloist Richard Croft, will be [...]
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Even when you’ve seen as much opera as we have, there’s no doubt that an event like the one held last Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium is extraordinary–by any yardstick you measure it with. The release below contains the attendance/request numbers which, although impressive, barely begin to tell the tale of this night’s impact on [...]
You get an analysis, as well as a sterling review, from Classical Music Critic Anne Midgette of “The Washington Post” in this piece on the Dallas Opera’s current production of Dominick Argento’s 1988 opera, THE ASPERN PAPERS, based on a novella by Henry James. Ms. Midgette writes: “This score offers music of nostalgia: lush outbursts [...]
“Nathan Gunn is the whole package. He possesses a natural and magnificent baritone voice that is even from top to bottom. Although it sounds like he just woke up one morning and could sing perfectly, there is a secure technique behind his obviously God-given abilities. Further, his performances are uniformly consistent and his acting ability [...]
Liz Johnstone at D magazine serves up a reminder that tonight marks one of the few remaining performances of THE ASPERN PAPERS, which has critics grasping for superlatives. She writes: “In a crumbling house on Lake Como, an aging opera diva and her niece live in relative seclusion until their solitude is interrupted by a [...]
The rave reviews continue to pour in for the Dallas Opera’s 25th Anniversary production of Dominick Argento’s THE ASPERN PAPERS, starring Susan Graham, Alexandra Deshorties, Nathan Gunn and Joseph Kaiser at the head of an all-star cast. Here’s what Mark-Brian Sonna wrote for “The Column” and “Pegasus News”: “Stop reading and buy your tickets now! [...]
“A quick filler,” to quote a movie character, to catch you up on the very latest reviews. There’s this interesting personal rumination from author/critic/Renaissance Man William Madison from his blog. And The Dallas Observer’s no-holds-barred headline that THE ASPERN PAPERS is “one of The Dallas Opera’s Best Productions in Recent Memory” topping the review by [...]
Yes, the reviews are in (some of them, anyway) and the critics seem to be uniformly knocked-out by the performances in the Dallas Opera’s 25th Anniversary revival of THE ASPERN PAPERS, which opened last Friday evening. Starring Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham as Tina in her long-awaited TDO debut, French soprano Alexandra Deshorties as a [...]
The Dallas Opera’s second Cowboys Stadium Simulcast, April 13, 2013, was a tremendous success! The Dallas Opera is extremely thankful to everyone who helped make this event possible — in particular, we would like to thank The Dallas Foundation for their support. Check out the great video and photos from the event below!
I am sitting down with soprano Jennifer Youngs who is making her Dallas Opera mainstage debut this month in The Aspern Papers openong at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House on Friday, April 12, 2013.