Whether you are a novice or an old hand, you will immensely enjoy our pre-opera talks. The opera previews are a delightful and entertaining dose of education. You'll learn the story of the opera, the juicy tales surrounding it, and get a sampling of the music. They are held in the McDavid Studio in the Maddox-Muse Center (the building just east of the Bass Hall - entrance on 5th Street between Calhoun and Jones) beginning one hour before every performance and lasting 30-40 minutes.
Come stand on the stage of Bass Hall! Our behind-the-scene tours give you a new perspective of opera and Bass Hall by focusing on the backstage area and set. You'll see how we change the set, our makeup and costuming areas, and learn all kinds of interesting things about opera and singers. There is no charge to attend. Tours begin 90 minutes before the performance and are offered for each operas' second and remaining performances. Space is available on a first-come first-served basis - the tour group forms in the West Portal of the Bass Hall - and is limited to the first 30 people who arrive.
If your students are too old for Children's Opera Theatre, but you'd like to have opera at your school, consider bringing our artists to you. Performances and residencies by the FWOpera Studio artists can be arranged for your arts students or entire student bodies. Typical performances include songs and ensembles from well-known operas, pieces from our current season, as well as musical theater numbers. These performances can be tailored to your school's needs and wants and can range from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours in length. Options are also available for our young artists to speak to emerging middle and high school artists and arts classes. For more information, contact Hannah Guinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Student Discounts are available for both advance ticket sales and for the day of a performance. The Student Care package offers substantial savings and allows you to pick your seats! We also have $15.00 (cash only) Student Rush tickets for the best available seats on the day of the performance. For full details and limitations, see our Ticketing Page.
To cultivate the next generation of opera lovers and patrons through an opera-experience group combining social activities, enriching experiences, and volunteer services committed to the future growth of Fort Worth Opera.
Meet Leadership Fort Worth Opera
Fabulous Friends. Wonderful Benefits. Outstanding Organization.
Become a member of Leadership FWOpera, a young professionals group who share an interest in opera, and in meeting fellow opera lovers, as well as the desire to learn more about the multimedia art form that is opera.
Members enjoy exclusive access to several member-only social and educational events throughout the season that help them learn about the inner workings of the opera. Some of the other exclusive perks include Green Room privileges at the Festival and the option to serve on a Board of Directors' committee. Young professionals under the age of 45 are encouraged to join!
Join Now! The Top 10 reasons to be a member:
10. "Insiders Look" into the FWOpera operations and the world of opera
9. Discounted subscriptions to the Fort Worth Opera Festival
8. Exclusive access to Festival artists, rehearsals and other special events
7. Opportunity to serve on FWOpera committees and make a difference
6. Green Room access during the Festival
5. Invitations to donor events
4. Network with Fort Worth's young movers and shakers
3. FUN parties!
2. Events in beautiful homes and tasty restaurants all over Fort Worth
And the #1 reason to join Leadership FWOpera:
The chance to hang out with opera's coolest director, Darren K. Woods!
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Young professionals under the age of 45 agree to give a minimum donation and purchase a season subscription, preferably a Saturday Series, at a 50% discount.
Individual: $195.00 donation + one Saturday Series subscription
Couple: $295.00 donation + two Saturday Series subscriptions
For more information, please contact Jen Appleman at 817.288.1215 or email@example.com.
Download 2012-2013 Leadership Forms:
Leadership 1st Year Pledge
Leadership 2nd Year Pledge
Leadership Final Year Pledge