, 2012

The [Dallas Symphony Orchestra] played beautifully. Although opera companies have greatly improved their orchestral situation, the Dallas Opera included, hearing this score in the hands of the Dallas Symphony was a highlight. Special kudos have to go to the horn section under the leadership of guest principal Jonathan Boen, principal horn of Lyric Opera of Chicago and special gold star must go to the horn trio that accompanied Leonora’s big aria Abscheulicher! It has rarely, if ever, been better played.

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs