Tag Archives: The Flash List

Fashionista Heaven and Moore!

by Suzanne Calvin

More favorable reactions to the overall experience of FIRST NIGHT 2012. This, from Sherri Tilley at “The Flash List” who savored it all and wrote of soprano Latonia Moore: “Her solo ‘Return a conqueror’ in Act I had the audience mesmerized, absolutely captivated by her uniquely beautiful voice.  Like a praiseworthy evangelist, Latonia Moore will […]

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 […]

The Cowboys Stadium Clock is Ticking

by Suzanne Calvin

Or perhaps I should say, “the Dallas Opera free simulcast clock is ticking.” Either way, if you are planning to attend the free live simulcast of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” (for one night only — April 28th at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington), you should act now. Did I mention that even the parking is free?  Don’t […]

Review Steals My Literary Heart

by Suzanne Calvin

That’s what Dean Cassella did by quoting a marvelous passage from Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” as the lead to his review of the Dallas Opera’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.”  Another strong impression made by our leading lady on a local critic. Sherri Tilley of “The Flash List” said, despite the obvious romantic appeal for women, that […]

The Critics Speak, Part One

by Suzanne Calvin

Heads rolled and the reviews are already rolling in for the Dallas Opera’s final installment of the famed Tudor Trilogy, “Anna Bolena” (Anne Boleyn) which opened this past weekend. Up first was “Dallas Morning News” Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell who praised the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Music Director Graeme Jenkins but found flaws in […]