Great Scott (world premiere Dallas Opera 2015, San Diego Opera 2016)

Classical Voice North America:

“(Joyce) DiDonato was a wonder. And thanks to director Jack O’Brien and choreographer John de los Santos, here acting and movement – everyone’s really – was dynamic and convincing.”


“Really, the best and most knowing backstage humor is contained in choreographer John de los Santos’ little ballet sequence, which Arden rehearses perfunctorily.”

Theater Jones:

“The choreography, by John de los Santos, does a wonderful job of the dance at the disastrous rehearsal and the finished opera.”

San Diego Story:

“Choreographer John de los Santos devised a perfectly (and purposely) tacky pre-earthquake dance with four male dancers and a large ewer. …they were mesmerizing.”

Opera West:

“The witty choreography of the campy ‘Fountain Dance’ (in which everything at first goes wrong) is the work of John de los Santos.”