Winspear Opera House – 04

Winspear Opera House – 04




…superlative sound—warmly resonant, yet offering clarity and projection for consonants and solo instruments, and excellent balance between the orchestra and the singers… with this fine new instrument, Dallas now has a foundation for such Texas-sized ambition.

The most exciting musical experience came from the orchestra, expertly led by Mr. Jenkins. It filled the hall with a rich, full-bodied sound, whipped up the furious opening storm and projected melting, pianissimo tenderness in “Già nella notte.” The glittering antiphonal trumpets that heralded the arrival of the Venetian ambassador in Act III rang out brilliantly, and the plaintive woodwind opening passages of Act IV breathed out into the hall with warmth, definition and character. It was a fitting introduction to this very welcome new space.