Date: 5/13/2011 By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, TheaterJones
The Fort Worth Opera continues to combine tradition with the cutting edge in opera. Well, at least the accessible side of the cutting edge. The season they announced for the 2012 festival has one warhorse (Puccini’s Tosca), one perennial favorite (Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro) and two recently composed operas in their regional premieres, Mark Adamo’s Lysistrara and Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers. Both of these contemporary operas are written in a highly accessible musical language, without (thankfully) the unrelenting dissonance and screeching vocal lines that characterizes some of the modern offerings.
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