Dallas Opera’s “Barber” is a whimsical, vocally stellar delight
"Dallas Opera’s The Barber of Seville, which opened Saturday evening at the Winspear Opera House, was in the finest tradition, well sung, abundantly farcical, and unyielding in its whimsy. . . director Tara Faircloth in her TDO debut, blends Allen Moyer’s opulent set design and stylish period costuming by James Scott with almost vaudevillian stage direction—the juxtaposition of which created a hearty visual feast for operagoers. . . Saturday night’s audience undoubtedly enjoyed Rossini’s enduring comedy as evidenced by a raucous and prolonged ovation at the close of the evening."