Posted on 12 Nov 2015 at 2:42pm

If you love classic Italian opera, Tosca is worthwhile, despite its shortcomings

‘Great Scott,’ part 2: Another review of the significant premiere from the Dallas Opera

Posted on 07 Nov 2015 at 3:23pm

‘Great Scott,’ part 2: Another review of the significant premiere from the Dallas Opera

Opera review: ‘Great Scott’ is an adrenaline shot to opera

Posted on 04 Nov 2015 at 8:38am

World premieres of theater works always have a bit of a “work in progress” feel to them, but despite some quibbles, there’s little to be said badly of Great Scott. It is, simply, one of the most engaging modern operas produced this century

Jake and Terry

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 at 6:30am

The Dallas Opera’s world premiere season opener, ‘Great Scott,’ is a happy reunion for out collaborators Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Jake Heggie is probably the most acclaimed contemporary composer of opera, and Terrence McNally America’s reigning godfather of theater writing (four Tonys, thank you very much) — [...]

Royce rose

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 6:15am

Librettist Royce Vavrek is the Hot New Thing in opera. And even he’s not quite sure how that happened ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor While talking to a friend who makes his career in the opera field, I mentioned that I was about to interview Royce Vavrek, and asked my friend if they had ever [...]


Posted on 15 Apr 2015 at 8:49am


La Bohunk

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 6:00am

Out barihunk Jonathan Beyer braves the cold to make his debut as Marcello in Dallas Opera’s production of ‘La Boheme’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com As a Chicagoan, Jonathan Beyer is used to harsh winters. Still, he thought he’d dodged a bullet this year … only to be sorely disappointed. “My last gig [...]

REVIEW: Dallas Opera’s ‘La Boheme’

Posted on 19 Mar 2015 at 1:28pm

Last-second replacement for ‘La Boheme’ didn’t chill production of quintessential opera

BREAKING: Dallas Opera announces 2015-16 season

Posted on 12 Jan 2015 at 2:08pm

Dallas Opera announces 2015-16 season, including historic musical Show Boat and new a Jake Heggie-Terrence McNally opera

Opera review: ‘Salome’

Posted on 05 Nov 2014 at 1:05pm

The Dallas Opera’s second title of the season is the outrageous Salome. Perhaps the most depraved plot in all opera — and that’s saying something — this retelling of the Bible story is adapted from a German translation of Oscar Wilde’s play. Richard Strauss’ very challenging music only adds to the electrifying story. This lustful [...]