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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Shostakovich's 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk' burns with violent passions and dark deeds, and Austin Lyric Opera brings this torrid tale to blazing life
"...fate, and in the cool moonlight beautifully provided by Nancarrow it feels as if the flame of her soul..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Give 'Em a Hand
The nominees for the 2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Barnes (arts), Clare Croft (dance), Erin Keever (visual arts), David Mead (music), Joey Seiler (theatre), and Jeanne Claire van..."

May 15, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
The Austin Circle of Theaters has handed out its annual B. Iden Payne Awards, honoring outstanding achievements in local theatre from August 2002 through July 2003.
"...McClain is currently in Vancouver directing an opera -- David Nancarrow shared memories of ALO's early days. The Nominations..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The 2002 Austin Critics Table Awards
On Monday, June 3, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the Austin arts in a ceremony at the Capitol City Comedy Club.
"...Smith Cantara (theatre), Duncan Goodrich (art), Sondra Lomax (dance), David Mead (music), Moira Muldoon (theatre), and Jeanne Claire van..."

June 7, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Magic Flute
ALO opens its 25th season with a magical revival of Mozart's opera
"...young lyric soprano. Chorus master and assistant conductor Marc David Erck has prepared an ensemble whose clear and precise..."

Nov. 11, 2011 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

I'd Like to Thank ...
The 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Robert DeSimone, Jessie Otto Hite, Rodolfo Mendez, Charles Moore, David Nancarrow, and Ken Webster into the Austin Arts Hall..."

June 9, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Alone Again, Unnaturally
The isolation of the lighthouse-bound old couple in Ionesco's The Chairs is supposed to be shattering, but while there are some startling images in the State Theater Company's polished and professional production, the terror of being alone takes a back seat to an effort to play the script's comedy.
"...playwrights as Tom Stoppard, Caryl Churchill, Sam Shepard, and David Mamet...."

July 27, 2001 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

'Hat' Trick
The Austin Chamber Music Festival gets you as close to opera as can be
"...being a $200,000 production. When [set and lighting designer] David Nancarrow and [ALO Technical Director] Vince Herod and [ALO..."

July 9, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'The Barber of Seville': Oh, we meant to do it this way
With Bass Concert Hall no longer available, Austin Lyric Opera is working to stage The Barber of Seville in a hall with no orchestra pit, no proscenium, and no wing space
"...quite like this. Says Evans, "I sat down with David Nancarrow, our production designer, and we designed two colorful..."

April 13, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Austin Arts Hall of Fame
The Austin Critics Table has named the fifth group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...David Nancarrow, lighting designer, actor, teacher (UT Department of Theatre..."

April 21, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Lyric Opera: Breaking Glass
For Austin Lyric Opera's 20th season, artistic director Richard Buckley has lined up the American premiere of Philip Glass' opera 'Waiting for the Barbarians'
"...so Buckley, stage director Josemaria Condemi, and lighting designer David Nancarrow concocted their own, utilizing a basic platform, lighting,..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Elektra
In Austin Lyric Opera's production of 'Elektra,' conductor Richard Buckley succeeds in conveying the complexity, richness, cruelty, and humanity of this work
"...by Ken Cazan and especially as illuminated by designer David Nancarrow, this is a twilight world. Light has become..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 Onstage Works of Wonder in 2002
Austin Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires delivers his list of the Top 10 most memorable productions in the performing arts for 2002.
"...Blanche DuBois hauntingly realized in Michael Yeargen's distorted sets, David Nancarrow's sumptuous colored lights, and composer Andre Previn's stark,..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Hobbit
Second Youth Family Theatre's production of The Hobbit offers much that is magical, but awkward staging and inexperienced actors keep the show from achieving true enchantment.
"...presentation, The Hobbit, doesn't disappoint. After the lights dim, David Nancarrow's resonant and reverent narration leads us as we..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The Tempest
In the State Theater Company's new staging of The Tempest, director Scott Kanoff offers a carefully considered, vividly imagined, and vividly theatrical exploration of Shakespeare's text, sounding its themes of family, aging, freedom, justice, and mercy.
"...Hanket straining as he manipulates a miniature schooner while David Nancarrow's lightning stabs the air and the Gunn Brothers'..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Wit: Who We Might Yet Become
Margaret Edson's drama Wit could be just another story about someone dying of a dreadful disease, but director Michael Bloom stages the State Theater Company production with the skilled and experienced hands of a surgeon and Megan Cole's striking performance as the terminally ill poetry scholar makes us face our own mortality and makes two hours feel like one.
"...lit coldly, yes, but occasionally warmly by lighting designer David Nancarrow, is filled with the noises of a hospital..."

May 25, 2001 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Time Again in Oz: Right on Time
Time Again in Oz, a new musical version of Ozma of Oz by Suzan Zeder and Richard Gray, takes Dorothy Gale back over the rainbow to learn the value of time, and based on the production by the UT Department of Theatre and Dance, the creators may have produced a tale that's timeless.
"...fears and concerns of her Dorothy real and affecting, David Nancarrow filling Uncle Henry with a robust love for..."

April 21, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Don Giovanni: Lover on the Lam
Robi Polgar examines the Austin Lyric Opera production of Mozart's Don Giovanni.
"...the Commendatore on and off at the opera's climax; David Nancarrow's lighting, atmospheric and expressive upstage, but overly reliant..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Rigoletto
ALO's straightforward staging of the Verdi classic offers the thrill of a tale told well
"...thanks to the ominous gloom provided by lighting designer David Nancarrow and by the ALO Orchestra under Richard Buckley's..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
Bocón: Filling the Air with Color
"...full-length portrait of Grandfather Seton (cannily painted to resemble David Nancarrow, who plays Julia's father) pays domineering tribute to..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Arts Review

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...freelance writers Jamie Smith Cantara (theatre), Sondra Lomax (dance), David Mead (music), and Duncan Goodrich (art); and Austin Chronicle..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Critics' Table Nominations 1998
"...during which the members of the Table will honor David Mark Cohen and John Bustin, both of whom died..."

May 15, 1998 Arts Feature

More Places at the Table
The Austin Critics Table is about to hand out its annual awards for achievement in the arts for the 10th year, and the list of nominees is longer than ever.
"...freelance writers Jamie Smith Cantara (theatre), Sondra Lomax (dance), David Mead (music), and Moira Muldoon (theatre), and Austin Chronicle..."

May 24, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

B. Iden Payne Award Nominations, 1999-2000
"...David Nancarrow, Time Again in Oz..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Cohen Remembered
"...theatre artists, educators, students, friends, and family members of David Mark Cohen gathered to remember and pay tribute to..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Harriman (music), Erin Keever (visual art), Sondra Lomax (dance), David Mead (music), Tommy O'Malley (theatre), Joey Seiler (theatre), Jeanne..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Critics' Table 1999-2000 Nominations
"...David Nancarrow, Time Again in Oz..."

May 12, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
The Suida Manning Collection: the Renaissance Is Here
"...Claude Vignon's David With the Head of Goliath, circa 1616-22 With springtime..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Review

The Bat
ALO's hometown take on Die Fledermaus with wit, affection, enthusiasm, and style from all parties
"...fun-house Austin summoned up by the writing. Scene designer David Nancarrow sets us squarely in River City with a..."

June 6, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Ashes to Ashes: Dense and Chilling Quiet
Ada Calhoun covers The Public Domain production of Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes.
"...of Harold Pinter's play: As husband Devlin, played by David Stahl, prowls around the room in a jealous rage,..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

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