Tag Archives: Scott Cantrell

Ahab's Encore!

by tdoadmin

Fascinating news from Jake Heggie and Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell: Evidently Captain Ahab is unsinkable after all. Get all the details of Jake’s upcoming stint as University of North Texas Artist-in-Residence and plans for a new symphonic work based on…you guessed it… Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

On “The Nose”

by Suzanne Calvin

The Metropolitan Opera production of Dmitri Shostakovich’s bitter satire, “The Nose,” based on a 19th-century short story by Gogol, is of special interest to Dallas Opera patrons because the starring role is being performed by baritone Paulo Szot…the same Tony Award winner who will sing the title role in next fall’s season opener, “Don Giovanni.”  Classical […]

On "The Nose"

by tdoadmin

The Metropolitan Opera production of Dmitri Shostakovich’s bitter satire, “The Nose,” based on a 19th-century short story by Gogol, is of special interest to Dallas Opera patrons because the starring role is being performed by baritone Paulo Szot…the same Tony Award winner who will sing the title role in next fall’s season opener, “Don Giovanni.”  Classical […]

"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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

The Reviews are IN! Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

Yes, it was one heck of a performance on Friday night and an atmosphere that was positively electric!  However, I won’t tarry: Let’s see what the critics had to say before jumping into the fray with our own opinions on The Dallas Opera’s opening weekend at the Winspear. There’s no particular order to this thing…we’ll […]

Backstage Stars

by Suzanne Calvin

Many of the most talented stars in the performing arts never set foot on stage, and, as if to make that point, “The Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell profiles half a dozen people who make a tremendous difference, including several who are rarely identified by the patrons in the aisles. These would include […]

"Fledermaus" Earns Rave Reviews

by tdoadmin

Our second production of the season is being applauded and cheered by critics and audiences alike.  Sung in English, with gorgeous sets and costumes, topical humor, and a bevy of Can-Can girls…well, what’s not to like about “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss Junior (the other Waltz King)?  Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell reviews for The […]

“Fledermaus” Earns Rave Reviews

by Suzanne Calvin

Our second production of the season is being applauded and cheered by critics and audiences alike.  Sung in English, with gorgeous sets and costumes, topical humor, and a bevy of Can-Can girls…well, what’s not to like about “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss Junior (the other Waltz King)?  Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell reviews for The […]