Italian vocal and orchestral showpieces from DSO and tenor Carl Tanner

Dec 01, 2016 295

By Scott Cantrell

Well, that was a fun concert: a hit parade of arias and orchestral movements from operas by Verdi and Puccini, followed by Respighi's spectacularly vulgar and spectacularly entertaining Roman Festivals.

The perpetrators Friday night were the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Roberto Abbado and tenor Carl Tanner. Alas, great swaths of empty seats at the Meyerson Symphony Center suggested this holiday weekend wasn't the best time to schedule these concerts.

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