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In Review: Slack, Mayes, and Barron in The Dallas Opera's "Das Rheingold"

"Soprano Karen Slack gave Freia, the goddess of love and damsel in distress apt emotional drama in her panic and dismay. . .

Portraying his foil—the power-hungry, lecherous dwarf and dictatorial lord of the Nibelungs, Alberich—baritone Michael Mayes was equally expressive. . .his thorough commitment to character yielded a portrayal that was difficult to take one’s eyes off of. His dramatic skills were manifest in the dwarf’s many sides—bombastic, belligerent, and comical. . .

baritone Joseph Barron as the god of thunder Donner, lent sturdy support"


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