Tenor Soloist in DAS LIED VON DER ERDE

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

“Tenor Russell Thomas, renowned for performances of the great Verdian roles, demonstrated an impressive and unfailingly powerful range, handily nailing the climactic high B in the opening movement…”
–Wayne Lee Gay, Texas Classical Review

“In the DSO’s hands, under conductor Donald Runnicles and with soloists Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano, and Russell Thomas, tenor, the music-making was truly special.”
–J. Robin Coffelt, Theater Jones

“The mezzo gets the cycle's most introspective words and music… The tenor numbers are far less grateful, calling for lots of fortissimo top notes to be sung against big orchestrations… Thomas delivered the goods with a handsomely heroic voice.”
–Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News

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