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Everest

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Dallas Opera's 'Everest' revived in semi-staged form, with a new Prelude, for national opera conference
7 May 17 / Dallas Morning News
Arunja's Dilemma

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Dallas Opera's 'Arjuna's Dilemma' realizes Hindu legend in a mix of Indian and Western musical styles
7 May 17 / Dallas Morning News
Norma

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Vocally outstanding, dramatically persuasive
29 Apr 17 / Opera Warhorses
An opera this good deserves to be seen by as many people as possible
27 Apr 17 / Dallas Voice
The Dallas Opera closes its season with a gorgeously sung, and fantastic looking, production of Bellini's Norma
24 Apr 17 / TheaterJones
Vocal fireworks in Roman-occupied Gaul
23 Apr 17 / Dallas Morning News
The Turn of the Screw

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 3

The Dallas Opera delivers a spooky and lovely modern-dress production of Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw
20 Mar 17 / TheaterJones
Opera as gripping theater: Dallas Opera produces a powerful Britten 'Turn of the Screw'
19 Mar 17 / Dallas Morning News
Dallas Opera presents a hauntingly beautiful production of Britten’s “Turn of the Screw”
19 Mar 17 / Classical Review
Madama Butterfly

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 2

How do you reconcile a cliché-filled, anti-progressive plot with one of the most famous operas of all time?
18 Mar 17 / Dallas Voice
Chrysalis clear
14 Mar 17 / TheaterJones
Moby-Dick

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Even better than before
12 Nov 16 / Dallas Voice
'Moby-Dick' brilliantly revived by the Dallas Opera
6 Nov 16 / Dallas Morning News
Dallas Opera’s ‘Moby-Dick’ still has its original power
6 Nov 16 / Star Telegram
Eugene Onegin

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Superb cast lead the way in Dallas Opera’s gripping ‘Eugene Onegin’
1 Nov 16 / Star Telegram
Love and fatal jealousy, with music by Tchaikovsky
1 Nov 16 / Dallas Morning News
Into the woods
1 Nov 16 / TheaterJones
The element of surprise
A chat with Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko, who plays the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, opening the Dallas Opera's season.
Show Boat

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Dallas Opera spares no expense with history-making Show Boat
29 Apr 16 / Culturemap
Mighty river
22 Apr 16 / TheaterJones
Dallas Opera takes gamble and scores with ‘Show Boat,’ the 1st musical in its history
17 Apr 16 / Dallas Morning News
Dallas Opera's first Broadway production, Show Boat, is unfailingly engaging
17 Apr 16 / Dallas Observer
Manon

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 4

The chief splendor of the evening came from the singers
11 Mar 16 / Opera News
A bawdy, beautiful ‘Manon’ at the Dallas Opera
9 Mar 16 / Dallas Voice
Ailyn Pérez is glorious in the title role of the Dallas Opera's gorgeous production of Massenet's Manon
7 Mar 16 / TheaterJones
A rough-and-tumble ‘Manon’ at the Dallas Opera
6 Mar 16 / Dallas Morning News
Becoming Santa Claus

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 4

In Dallas: opera on Santa, women on the podium
12 Dec 15 / Classical Voice North America
The giving season
8 Dec 15 / TheaterJones
‘Becoming Santa Claus’ an opera for a hyperactive age
6 Dec 15 / Dallas Morning News
Dallas Opera gives ‘Becoming Santa Claus’ world premiere
6 Dec 15 / Star Telegram
Tosca

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 4

This Tosca is worthwhile, despite its shortcomings
13 Nov 15 / Dallas Voice
At The Dallas Opera, Tosca is a safe bet
10 Nov 15 / D Magazine
A straightforward, beautifully sung production of Puccini's Tosca
9 Nov 15 / TheaterJones
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume leads performance both subtle and powerful
8 Nov 15 / Star Telegram
Great Scott

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 11

Great Scott is a combination of a parody of bel canto opera and an operatic version of All About Eve
6 Nov 15 / Opera Today
It’s opera spoofa in mash-up from Heggie, McNally
6 Nov 15 / Classical Voice North America
‘Great Scott’ is an adrenaline shot to opera
5 Nov 15 / Dallas Voice
"Great Scott" in Dallas, opera within an opera without a clue
5 Nov 15 / Denver Post
Great Scott: modern bel canto at Dallas Opera
4 Nov 15 / Bachtrack
Dallas Opera’s ‘Great Scott’ full of comedic touches
3 Nov 15 / Star Telegram
How great, this art
3 Nov 15 / TheaterJones
An insiders’ joke at the Dallas Opera
3 Nov 15 / Wall Street Journal
Fall in love with opera all over again with Great Scott
3 Nov 15 / D Magazine
‘Great Scott’ a grand mix of operatic clichés
1 Nov 15 / Dallas Morning News
Heggie’s ‘Great Scott’ an unsatisfying pastiche
1 Nov 15 / San Francisco Chronicle
Great Scott premieres in Dallas
In 'Great Scott,' Joyce DiDonato leads an opera within an opera.
Q&A: Joyce DiDonato
The opera superstar talks about Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's Great Scott, in which the lead role was written for her. It has its world premiere at the Dallas Opera this week.
Iolanta

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 2

The Dallas Opera's gorgeous season-closing production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta is a beaut of a fairy tale
15 Apr 15 / TheaterJones
Dallas Opera makes strong case for Tchaikovsky’s ‘Iolanta’
12 Apr 15 / Dallas Morning News
Andrew Bidlack
Andrew Bidlack on Everest, Iolanta, and why he keeps coming back to The Dallas Opera
La bohème

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 5

This revival still has the chops as a quintessential night at the opera
20 Mar 15 / Dallas Voice
Boho chic
18 Mar 15 / TheaterJones
The Dallas Opera's La Boheme captures Puccini's poetry and heartbreak
17 Mar 15 / Dallas Observer
The Dallas Opera plays it safe with La Bohème
17 Mar 15 / D Magazine
An emotionally and musically gripping ‘La bohème’ from Dallas Opera
16 Mar 15 / Dallas Morning News
La Wally

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Into thin air: La Wally and Everest at Dallas Opera
11 Feb 15 / Bachtrack
A dubious exercise
6 Feb 15 / Wall Street Journal
There’s still some hunt in this dog
5 Feb 15 / Dallas Voice
Mountain high
2 Feb 15 / TheaterJones
Trouble on the operatic mountains
1 Feb 15 / Dallas Morning News
Dallas Opera hits a double
1 Feb 15 / Star Telegram
Everest

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Into thin air: La Wally and Everest at Dallas Opera
11 Feb 15 / Bachtrack
Dallas Opera’s ‘Everest’ still a personal head-scratcher
9 Feb 15 / Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Opera's Everest will get you high
6 Feb 15 / Dallas Observer
Tragedy makes for the peak of drama
6 Feb 15 / Wall Street Journal
Dallas Opera’s stunning world premiere of ‘Everest’
5 Feb 15 / Dallas Voice
A new work captures the plight of climbers fighting for survival
4 Feb 15 / Financial Times (via Google)
Mountain high
2 Feb 15 / TheaterJones
Trouble on the operatic mountains
1 Feb 15 / Dallas Morning News
Dallas Opera hits a double
1 Feb 15 / Star Telegram
The cold wrath of nature, given operatic voice
The death of 15 people on Mount Everest in 1996 has now been chronicled in an opera premiering in Dallas, Texas, simply called Everest.
Salome

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Murder, incest, and…comedy? Playing Salome for laughs in Dallas
11 Nov 14 / Bachtrack
The standout among the singers is Grimsley
6 Nov 14 / Dallas Voice
Wilde at heart
3 Nov 14 / TheaterJones
At Dallas Opera, Salome's twisted love story is a bucket list production
1 Nov 14 / Dallas Observer
Dallas Opera’s ‘Salome’ is powerfully sung, splendidly played
1 Nov 14 / Dallas Morning News
Lise Lindstrom is replacing Deborah Voigt in “Salome”
Lise Lindstrom will sing the title role in the Dallas Opera’s “Salome” Wednesday night, replacing Deborah Voigt, who has withdrawn because of pain from a hip replacement.
Le nozze di Figaro

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Dallas Opera opens its 2014-2015 season with a strong, beautifully sung The Marriage of Figaro
29 Oct 14 / TheaterJones
The Dallas Opera launches 2014-15 season with a charming Figaro
29 Oct 14 / D Magazine
Dallas Opera opens season on a high note with splendid 'Marriage of Figaro'
27 Oct 14 / Dallas Morning News
Strong cast opens Dallas Opera 2014-15 Season
27 Oct 14 / Opera Pulse
Il barbiere di Siviglia

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 4

A lively success
9 May 14 / ConcertoNet (English)
Campy, fun and expertly sung
3 Apr 14 / Dallas Observer
How Dallas Opera’s Barber of Seville merges the whimsical and profound
30 Mar 14 / D Magazine
Fabulously sung, Dallas Opera’s ‘Barber of Seville’ is too frenetic
30 Mar 14 / Dallas Morning News
Die Tote Stadt

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Hidden treasure unearthed
9 May 14 / ConcertoNet (English)
On second hearing, a better “Die tote Stadt”
31 Mar 14 / Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Opera works hard to pull off Die Tote Stadt
26 Mar 14 / Dallas Observer
The city may be dead, but this production is very much alive
25 Mar 14 / Dallas Voice
Fever dream
24 Mar 14 / TheaterJones
A thriller at the Dallas Opera
24 Mar 14 / Opera Pulse
Die Tote Stadt in Dallas offers rare look at powerful piece
23 Mar 14 / D Magazine
Dallas Opera’s ‘Die tote Stadt’ is mostly worth the wait
23 Mar 14 / Dallas Morning News
Death and the Powers

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Weird and divisive and just what Dallas needs
18 Feb 14 / Dallas Observer
One singularity sensation
15 Feb 14 / TheaterJones
'Death and the Powers' melds opera and apps at Hammer
14 Feb 14 / Los Angeles Times
Dallas Opera’s futuristic Death and the Powers faces life’s oldest questions
14 Feb 14 / D Magazine
Dallas Opera goes sci-fi, high-tech with ‘Death and the Powers’
13 Feb 14 / Dallas Morning News
Carmen

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Emmanuel Villaume debuts in Dallas with a power-filled Carmen
12 Nov 13 / Opera Pulse
Dallas Opera’s ‘Carmen’ introduces a new tenor
5 Nov 13 / Dallas Morning News
Mezzo-Soprano Clémentine Margaine takes first American stage by Storm in the Dallas Opera’s Carmen
28 Oct 13 / D Magazine
Carmen and Klyde
27 Oct 13 / TheaterJones
The Aspern Papers

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Dallas Opera rescues a work from undeserved obscurity
20 Apr 13 / Washington Post
One doesn’t just see The Aspern Papers, one is transformed by it
18 Apr 13 / Pegasus News
The Aspern Papers revival makes strong case for opera’s permanent place in the canon
16 Apr 13 / D Magazine
Quietly spectacular
14 Apr 13 / TheaterJones
A splendid Dallas Opera revival of Argento’s “The Aspern Papers”
13 Apr 13 / Dallas Morning News
Turandot

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 6

The Dallas Opera’s opulent Turandot dazzles with glorious spectacle
16 Apr 13 / Pegasus News
The Dallas Opera's Turandot is a mess, and not just because of all that beheading
9 Apr 13 / Dallas Observer
Weak performances hamper Dallas Opera’s nonetheless entertaining Turandot
9 Apr 13 / D Magazine
Dallas Opera’s ‘Turandot’ is a lavish and romantic production
8 Apr 13 / The Examiner
Lavish and well-sung, despite some opening night issues
8 Apr 13 / TheaterJones
Dallas Opera “Turandot” not a grand night for singing
7 Apr 13 / Dallas Morning News
Aida

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Strong voices carry this 'Aida'
1 Nov 12 / Star Telegram
Good on paper, bad in bed
31 Oct 12 / Dallas Observer
Monumental voices lift Aida high at Dallas Opera
28 Oct 12 / D Magazine
Dallas Opera's Aïda is thrilling, thanks to the performances of Latonia Moore and Antonello Palombi
28 Oct 12 / TheaterJones
Die Zauberflöte

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 4

A solid production that still has its flaws
27 Apr 12 / Pegasus News
‘The Magic Flute’ mystifies audiences
23 Apr 12 / SMU Daily Campus
Magic in the air
22 Apr 12 / TheaterJones
Dallas Opera’s ‘The Magic Flute’ is an enchanting romp filled with surprises
22 Apr 12 / The Examiner
A big score for the Dallas Opera
You could say that the Dallas Opera scored some important touchdowns and field goals Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium when The Magic Flute was shown there.
Q&A: Shawn Mathey
The lyric tenor talks about being in Dallas Opera's Magic Flute and keeping a busy schedule.
La Traviata

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 3

La Traviata, when done right, is one of the greatest operas ever
24 Apr 12 / Pegasus News
This rendition of Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic opera is not to be missed
17 Apr 12 / Pegasus News
Roses are red, Violetta is blue
15 Apr 12 / TheaterJones
The Lighthouse

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A beacon of light
18 Mar 12 / TheaterJones
Tristan und Isolde

The Dallas Opera


No. of reviews: 5

It's difficult to find fault with any vocalist in a Dallas Opera production
27 Feb 12 / SMU Daily Campus
Dallas Opera ‘Tristan und Isolde’ artistically triumphant and intensely romantic
24 Feb 12 / The Examiner
The Dallas Opera is forging new ground in theatre and in opera
23 Feb 12 / Pegasus News
The Dallas Opera brings Wagner’s Tristan & Isolde into the 21st century
18 Feb 12 / D Magazine
Love through time and space
18 Feb 12 / TheaterJones
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News & Articles

Dallas Opera announces 2017-18 season
New season includes an American premiere, a Korngold rarity and three classics.
27 Jan 2017 / Dallas Morning News
The element of surprise
A chat with Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko, who plays the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, opening the Dallas Opera's season.
29 Oct 2016 / TheaterJones
Dallas Opera reveals its 2016/17 season
The five-production season will include a revival of Moby-Dick, and the company’s first productions of Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma.
22 Jan 2016 / Dallas Morning News
Dallas Opera receives $2 million gift from Margaret McDermott
The Dallas Opera finished off the week by making a big announcement: It has become the recipient of two “extraordinary new gifts,” totaling $2 million.
19 Dec 2015 / Dallas Morning News
The women conductors speak
As the Dallas Opera's groundbreaking Institute for Women Conductors wrapped up, we talked to the six women about the importance of this initiative, and their passion.
14 Dec 2015 / TheaterJones