Tag Archives: Scott Cantrell

Out There

by Suzanne Calvin

    “Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell is checking out this year’s offerings during the summer season in St. Louis and has flipped for “Alice in Wonderland” writing, “South Korean composer Unsuk Chin’s five-year-old Alice in Wonderland might be the most ‘out there’ work I’ve seen in 22 years of coming here. […]

Playing Catch Up – TDO Reviews

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, it’s been a busy week in these parts — and liable to become busier still with this weekend’s opera party for approximately 32,000 of our friends. That’s my excuse, anyway, for just now posting the latest reviews of the two blockbuster productions being presented by the Dallas Opera. Of THE MAGIC FLUTE, which opened […]

The Critics Weigh-In on LA TRAVIATA

by Suzanne Calvin

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of “Theater Jones” calls it “an evocative, moody production of one of the most beautiful operas ever written, performed with a consistent degree of musical excellence that few other opera houses could match.” Read Gregory’s review here. But I regret to report that not everyone was quite so enchanted with the opening performance […]

Spooky-Like, and a Whole Lot More

by Suzanne Calvin

All explanations fall short. There’s no way to navigate the treacherous shoals of Peter Maxwell Davies’ THE LIGHTHOUSE, opening Friday, March 16th at 7:30 pm in the Wyly Theater, without actually experiencing it, seeing and hearing it for yourself. Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell of “The Dallas Morning News” gives it a go right here. But it’s […]

Coming Soon to a Theater Near…Us!

by Suzanne Calvin

Only the performance space has changed, not the artistic quality or content. I’m talking about THE LIGHTHOUSE, a 1980 chamber opera by Peter Maxwell Davies opening this Friday in the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre directly across Flora Street from our usual home in the Winspear Opera House. And THE LIGHTHOUSE is definitely distinctive in more ways […]

22,000 and Still Counting

by Suzanne Calvin

  There is still time to mark your calendar and plan to be there at Cowboys Stadium for the first ever Dallas Opera Simulcast in a sports venue. The production is Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, featuring an all-star cast, and it’s a great introduction to opera. Get more details from KERA’s Jerome Weeks here or Classical […]

Buy Your Ticket but Hold the Applause

by Suzanne Calvin

Keep your hands to yourselves — if only for a moment. That’s the opening salvo of Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell’s piece published in today’s edition of “The Dallas Morning News,” on the new production of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” opening tomorrow night (Thursday) at an uncharacteristically early hour: 7:00 PM, and the code of audience […]

Proverbial Talk of the Town

by Suzanne Calvin

  Yes, as suspected, the announcement that the Dallas Opera and Cowboys Stadium have partnered for an April 28th live simulcast of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” has quickly become the talk of the town. You may select from a variety of journalistic takes on the upcoming event… From Daniel J. Wakin at “The New York Times” Classical Music […]

“Pursuits of Passion” in 2012-2013

by Suzanne Calvin

The opinions from pundit-ville are rolling in, regarding the Dallas Opera’s upcoming “Pursuits of Passion” Season. From Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell at “The Dallas Morning News” we get both news and analysis — click here. Other interesting folk weighing-in, including Arnold Wayne Jones at “Dallas Voice,” available here, Jerome Weeks at KERA’s “Art and […]