Tag Archives: Olin Chism

“Don Pasquale” Romps Through the Winspear

by Suzanne Calvin

And both critics and audiences seem…well, charmed. Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell praised a cast that ranged from “very good to dazzling” in his “Dallas Morning News” review. Olin Chism for KERA’s “Art and Seek” pronounced “Pasquale” a “winner,” reserving special kudos for the hilarious Donato DiStefano in the title role and the “vocally nimble […]

"Don Pasquale" Romps Through the Winspear

by tdoadmin

And both critics and audiences seem…well, charmed. Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell praised a cast that ranged from “very good to dazzling” in his “Dallas Morning News” review. Olin Chism for KERA’s “Art and Seek” pronounced “Pasquale” a “winner,” reserving special kudos for the hilarious Donato DiStefano in the title role and the “vocally nimble […]

Cosi is the Critics Choice

by Suzanne Calvin

You should have placed your bet on COSI rather than the Colts.  The reviews are streaming in for the Dallas Opera’s second production in the new Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and the general consensus is: We have a certified winner!  Aided and abetted by the considerable talents of its outstanding ensemble cast, the […]

Heggie at Cafe Madrid

by Suzanne Calvin

For a handful of select local media, it was a fascinating inside look at the process (and the ticking clock) that accompanies a world premiere. Renowned composer Jake Heggie — hard at work on orchestrations for “Moby-Dick,” which will have its world premiere at the Dallas Opera in late April — is back in Dallas and […]

The Reviews are IN! Part Two

by Suzanne Calvin

I’m dashing through these as quickly as possible and I hope you’ll feel free to add your comments and thoughts on this amazing opening weekend.  Here’s the word from Bloomberg News’ Jeremy Girard, who found himself especially moved by the last act and its “emotional punch.” Longtime local classical music writer and critic, Olin Chism, on […]