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|Why Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers Program Ranks as One of the Most Significant Music Events of the Year|
On 5/13/2013 By Wayne Lee Gay, D Magazine
"Although the mode of presentation was modest—with piano accompaniment only, and singers performing in bare-bones recital format—the two public sessions of Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers program last ...
|Final Frontier Closes Out Fort Worth Opera Festival|
On 5/11/2013 By David Weuste, EverydayOpera.com
"The journey through the Fort Worth Opera Festival performances has come to an end with the final day of the Frontiers New Works Showcase.Following the precedent set by the previous day of perfor...
|Charming, Spooky Works Open Fort Worth Opera's "Frontiers" Program|
On 5/10/2013 By Olin Chism, Star-Telegram
"The Fort Worth Opera gave the musical public its first peek at Frontiers on Thursday. This is a new program that showcases unpublished works by 21st-century composers, who are invited to participate perfor...
|Fort Worth Opera's 'Frontiers' are Very Appealing|
On 5/10/2013 By Olin Chism, Star-Telegram
"If variety is the spice of life, then the Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers is a well-seasoned dish. For the second day in a row, the company presented four new works Friday afternoon, and once...
|Fort Worth Opera Opens Frontiers New Works Showcase|
On 5/10/2013 By David Weuste, EverydayOpera.com
The premiere Frontiers New Works Showcase on Thursday evening might not have been a sellout, it might not have had the house roaring in laughter like in The Daughter of the Regiment, it might not have...
|Ariadne Auf Naxos Closes out Fort Worth Opera Festival|
On 5/6/2013 By David Weuste, EverydayOpera.com
"Director David Gately presented an admirable Ariadne auf Naxos in the opening of the final production of the Fort Worth Opera Festival (not including next week’s Frontiers sub-festival). For an opera...
|Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos Completes Fort Worth Opera’s Perfect Season|
On 5/6/2013 By Wayne Lee Gay, D Magazine
"With the fourth production of its 2013 spring festival up and running at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth Opera affirmed its claim to a presence on the national scene and, if the current trajectory opera...
|Island in a Dream: The Fort Worth Opera goes for the comedy gold with Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos.|
On 5/6/2013 By John Norine, Jr., TheaterJones.com
"Diving into the genesis of Richard Strauss’ opera Ariadne auf Naxos, the work comes across as a case of “life imitating art imitating life.” In the opera, an unnamed composer opera...
|FW Opera stages an entertaining Ariadne auf Naxos|
On 5/5/2013 By Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News
"Chalk up another major accomplishment for the Fort Worth Opera Festival. The last of this year’s four productions isn’t quite the Ariadne auf Naxos of dreams, but it’s wittily opera...
|Polarization a Success in Fort Worth's Daughter|
On 5/4/2013 By Press Desk, OperaPulse.com
"As part of Fort Worth Opera’s festival season, David Portillo rocked Bass Hall this past weekend with a grounded and confident Tonio in The Daughter of the Regiment. Indeed, this was an opera...
|Glory Denied, Daughter Roll Fort Worth Opera Festival continues with two totally different works.|
On 5/1/2013 By Anthony Mariani and Edward Brown, Fort Worth Weekly
'For this year’s requisite dose of comedy, Fort Worth Opera went with Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, a mid-19th-century bel canto piece about a young orphan girl who is raised opera...
|The Forgotten Life of a Hero – Glory Denied|
On 4/30/2013 By The Press Desk, Opera Pulse
"No bitter sentiment against the government. No antiwar propaganda. No complaints about life lost. Despite intense struggle, Major Jim Thompson remained true to the first love of his life: being opera...
|TCU-Trained Rising Star, Ava Pine, Shines in Fort Worth Opera's The Daughter of the Regiment|
On 4/29/2013 By Wayne Lee Gay, D Magazine
"Fort Worth Opera’s current production of Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment opened Saturday night at Bass Performance Hall. In rising order of importance, Fort Worth’s opera...
|First Regiment: The Fort Worth Opera mostly hits with a rousing production of Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment.|
On 4/28/2013 By John Norine, Jr., TheaterJones.com
"Opera can have a Jekyll and Hyde quality. There is a dichotomy between what the score says to sing and its connected stage direction (if there is any to be found). A director and conductor must opera...
|FW Opera Festival opens a delightful “Daughter of the Regiment”|
On 4/28/2013 By Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News
"The Fort Worth Opera Festival’s Daughter of the Regiment is a hoot. It could hardly be otherwise with Joyce Castle, that wonderful comedic mezzo, as a precariously imperious Marquise de opera...
|Fort Worth Opera scores with lively, very funny 'Regiment' |
On 4/28/2013 By Olin Chism, Star-Telegram
"Whatever else you may say about the Fort Worth Opera’s Daughter of the Regiment, it’s surely the company’s most laugh-inducing production in a long time. A large and merry audi...
|Fun Filled Fille|
On 4/28/2013 By David Weuste, EverydayOpera.com
"Like a coliseum-mob, the Fort Worth audience gave the opening night performance of The Daughter of the Regiment an immediate and raucous verdict – and it was most certainly a thumbs up! audi...
|Opera fest launched with stunning, deftly staged and performed La Bohème|
On 4/24/2013 By Olin Chism, Star-Telegram
"More than a few tears were shed Saturday night as Mimi breathed her last in Bass Hall.Mimi is, of course, the doomed heroine of Puccini's La Bohème, arguably the most popular opera of audi...
|Strong singing kicks off Fort Worth Opera’s 2013 festival. |
On 4/24/2013 By Leonard Eureka, Fort Worth Weekly
"There was no pressure for Sean Panikkar Saturday night –– after all, he was just singing the same role that Placido Domingo and Stephen Costello sang here before, just as their careers were taking audi...
|Hope and Glory: The Fort Worth Opera Festival delivers a strong production of the compelling Glory Denied. Review and interview with composer Tom Cipullo.|
On 4/23/2013 By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, TheaterJones
“I was first attracted to the story of Vietnam era prisoner of war, Jim Thompson, because it was so dramatic,” composer Tom Cipullo said in a recent phone interview. He was speaking about his opera, audi...
|Fort Worth Opera Fest Kicks-Off With Tradmark Mix of Classic and Contemporary Music|
On 4/22/2013 By Wayne Lee Gay
"Puccini’s old reliable La Boheme is much more than just a tear-jerking musical tragedy, as demonstrated by the wonderfully fresh performance that opened the Fort Worth Opera’s spring festival at Bass...
|The 2013 Fort Worth Opera Festival Opens in Style|
On 4/21/2013 By David Weuste, Everyday Opera
"From a Moulin Rouge themed lobby, to can-can dancers during intermission, Fort Worth Opera made sure 2013’s Opening Night had a definite “festive” atmosphere, and the audience certainly responded. Bass...
|Rent Controlled: The Fort Worth Opera Festival kicks off with a solid and refreshingly traditional La boheme.|
On 4/21/2013 By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, TheaterJones.com
"The Fort Worth Opera opened a highly satisfying and old-fashioned La bohème on Saturday evening at Bass Hall. Here, old fashioned is a compliment. It means that the production is not set on the moon,...
|Fort Worth Opera festival continues with Glory Denied|
On 4/21/2013 By Olin Chism, Star-Telegram
"You could hardly find a more stark contrast than that between the first two entries in the Fort Worth Opera's 2013 festival. La Boheme, which opened in Bass Hall on Saturday night, is a work of moon,...
|Tom Cipullo’s Vietnam-war “Glory Denied” at FW Opera Festival|
On 4/21/2013 By Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News
"Though not by design, Tom Cipullo’s opera Glory Denied has parallels with the Ulysses myth: newly married soldier goes off to war, wife hears nothing for years on end. But Cipullo’s moon,...
|Michael Mayes Wows in Opening Performance of Glory Denied|
On 4/21/2013 By David Weuste, Everyday Opera
"When writers and pundits lament the “death of classical music,” the term “relevant” gets tossed around a lot. Beyond the idea of transcendent musical beauty, how can we moon,...
|Glory Denied |
On 4/21/2013 By Laurie Lynn Lindemeier, TheColumn.org
"Viewing Fort Worth Opera's regional premier of Glory Denied was an experience akin to watching gut-wrenching films such as Schindler's List, Hotel Rwanda or Slumdog Millionaire. But in the intim...
|2013 for Out of the Loop|
On January 15, 2013 By Mark Lowry, Theater Jones
The line-up for WaterTower Theatre's 2013 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival has been announced, and while it doesn't boast any major national/international headliners like past festivals have seen, ther...
|Fort Worth Commissions JFK Opera|
On January 10, 2013 By Associated Press, NBC DFW
In a statement, the Fort Worth Opera says the opera was commissioned from composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek. The working title is "JFK" and is planned to premiere during ther...
|Opera on Kennedy assassination commissioned |
On January 10, 2013 By Associated Press, Wood TV.com
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An opera has been commissioned dealing with the final day of President John F. Kennedy's life before his 1963 assassination in Dallas.Click here to read the rest of the ther...
|Opera To Look At JFK's FInal Day|
On January 10, 2013 By Associated Press, CBS DFW
An opera has been commissioned dealing with the final day of President John F. Kennedy’s life before his 1963 assassination in Dallas.In a statement, the Fort Worth Opera says the opera was comm...
|Fort Worth Opera well-positioned to be a trendsetter beyond U.S. borders |
On January 9, 2013 By Star-Telegram Editorial
On Monday, Fort Worth Opera released details of a grand vision that includes a "10-year artistic commitment" to produce the work of contemporary composers of the Americas which, if delivered...
|Fort Worth commissions special JFK opera|
On January 9, 2013 By Associated Press
In a statement, the Fort Worth Opera says the opera was commissioned from composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek. The working title is "JFK" and is planned to premiere during delivered...
|Fort Worth Opera Announces More New Works Over Next Three Seasons |
On January 8, 2013 By Montgomery Plaza
The Fort Worth Opera recently announced that it has added more new works over the next three seasons including Royce Vavrek and David T. Little’s “Dog Days”, about a family facing delivered...
|JFK opera in 2016: FW Opera festivals to feature three world premieres|
On January 7, 2013 By Betty Dillard
Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced a 10-year plan to produce works by contemporary North and South American composers, including three world premieres, its second commissioned work and a Pulitzer-Pr...
|Re-Defining the Opera Experience: Fort Worth Opera Announces Opera of the Americas|
On 1/7/2013 By FWOpera
Re-Defining the Opera Experience:Fort Worth Opera AnnouncesOpera of the Americas,A Ten-Year Vision of Thought-Provoking Premieres by Composers of the Americas2014-2016 Festivals to includeThree World Pulitzer-Pr...
|Fort Worth Opera Devoted to New Work |
On January 7, 2013 By Mark Lowry
Commissioning new operas has become a major, and very welcome, trend, and the Fort Worth Opera is one of the organizations on the forefront of this charge. Last year, General Director Darren K. Woods Pulitzer-Pr...
|Ft. Worth Opera Commits to the American and the New|
On January 7, 2013 By Jerome Weeks
The Fort Worth Opera has announced it will present three world premieres and two regional premieres over the next three seasons – an ambitious roster of contemporary works from an opera Pulitzer-Pr...
|Fort Worth Opera commissions work about JFK's final day|
On January 7, 2013 By Olin Chism
In this, the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Fort Worth Opera has announced it has commissioned an opera tentatively titled JFK, which will focus on Pulitzer-Pr...
|Re-Defining the Opera Experience in Fort Worth|
On January 7, 2013 By KERA "Think"
How are performing arts organizations appealing to new and changing audiences and what’s in store for North Texas opera fans? We’ll spend this hour with Darren Woods, General Director of Pulitzer-Pr...
|Fort Worth Opera Reveals 'Opera of the Americas' on KERA's THINK|
On January 7, 2013 By Opera News Desk
Darren K. Woods, General Director of Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) appeared on KERA's widely popular program Think (the daily topic driven and call-in radio show hosted by Krys Boyd) this afternoon, Mond...
|Best of in theater 2012 |
On January 1, 2013 By John Garcia, The Column
This season alone, THE COLUMN reviewed over 300 productions from all OVER the DFW area! But also, many of my Associate Theater Critics attended plays and musicals all over the metroplex on their...
|A year ahead in the arts|
On January 2013 By 360 West Magazine
Increasingly gaining attention for fearlessly forward-looking programming, the Fort Worth Opera makes good on its promise to support contemporary music. The newly named Opera Unbound series brings their...
|A critic picks his top 10 classical music moments |
On December 26, 2012 By Olin Chism, Fort Worth Star Telegram
FORT WORTH OPERA FESTIVAL'S 'LYSISTRATA' (May, Bass Hall)The Fort Worth Opera's gamble on new works (mixed with familiar classics) paid off handsomely with Mark Adamo's modern take on Arist...
|The Best in North Texas Classical Music in 2012|
On December 21, 2012 By Wayne Lee Gay
Fort Worth Opera once again proved that tradition and innovation can coexist and thrive, in a four-production festival season at Bass Performance Hall and Scott Theatre in Fort Worth from May 12 to Arist...
|The Ten Best and Worst Moments from Dallas Classical Music in 2012|
On December 19, 2012 By Katie Womack, Dallas Observer
Highlight: Fort Worth Opera's 6th Annual Festival Proves Cowtown Knows How to Put on a ShowIn May and June, the Fort Worth Opera's 2012 festival showcased variety and quality with four productions Arist...
|VIDEO: “Glory Denied: Coming Home From Modern Conflict”|
On 11/12/2012 By Anne Bothwell, Art&Seek
Veterans Day was yesterday, so it’s a good time time to share video from our recent community conversation “Glory Denied, Coming Home from Modern Conflict”.The evening was hosted by uncov...
|Opera Shots: Bringing Opera To The Bar|
On 11/1/2012 By Teresa Frosini, CBS
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Opera is one of the most elegant forms of the arts. But just because it has a fancy reputation doesn’t mean everyone can’t appreciate it.Patrons of the uncov...
|Opera + Shots in Cowtown|
On 11/1/2012 By Amanda Fitzpatrick and Charlie Berens, CW33
They're getting drunk... at the opera.. in Cowtown.But now really.. how can an event called 'Opera Shots' NOT be fun??See the full CW33 video by clicking here....
|Dirty Dozen: Nov. 01-07, 2012|
On 10/31/2012 By DFW.com
Opera Shots at the Live Oak: The Fort Worth Opera is still months away from its 2013 festival, but here's a chance to engage with the organization, and have some drinks in a cool spot. This event feat...
|Hitting a High Note|
On 10/29/2012 By Kathryn Hopper, TCU Magazine
The first time Darren Woods heard her voice, he was at church.Woods, general director for the Fort Worth Opera, had been coaxed into the choir at First Presbyterian Church and was awestruck by the feat...
|Fort Worth Opera wants to get drunk with you at Opera Shots|
On 10/29/2012 By Tiney Ricciardi, Pegasus News
FORT WORTH — Ever thought of going to the opera, but then realized you’d never be let in because you don’t own anything nice enough to wear? The Fort Worth Opera has your infor...
|Tuesday Morning Roundup|
On 10/9/2012 By Stephen Becker, Art & Seek
NEW OPERAS: In May, the Fort Worth Opera will host "Frontiers," a program of all new work. None of these operas has been published, and each will be presented with singers accompanied by piano. Intere...
|WRR Celebrates The Kimbell's 40th|
On 10/7/2012 By WRR101.com
The fun doesn't stop at 40! Help the Kimbell celebrate four memorable decades in Fort Worth with a community-wide art party featuring an expanded lineup of live music performances, art-making activiti...
|Fort Worth Passes Budget, Cuts Arts Council|
On 9/18/2012 By Chris Van Horne
After impassioned pleas from the arts community, the City of Fort Worth passed its budget this morning, which included a major cut to the Fort Worth Arts Council...Arts supporters were armed (whic...
|Fort Worth council passes budget, leaves door open for review of arts funding|
On 9/18/2012 By Scott Nishimura, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
FORT WORTH -- The City Council approved a $1.4 billion budget Tuesday that adds more room for infrastructure and police and fire needs, maintains most city services, keeps the property tax rate (whic...
|Fort Worth Considers Deep Cuts To Arts Budget|
On 9/11/2012 By Angela Martin, CBS DFW
The City of Fort Worth is looking to cut the arts program by 25% which would bring the Arts Council budget to just over $537,000.Tuesday night, dozens showed up to voice their concerns over budget (whic...
|**FWOpera Phone Issue**|
On 8/7/2012 By FWOpera
We are upgrading our phone equipment which may cause intermittent outages in telephone service. We apologize for any inconvenience.-- Thank you from the FWOpera Staff. (whic...
|FWOpera's Darren Woods cited as influential figure |
On 8/3/2012 By Michael H. Price
Fort Worth Opera's general director, Darren K. Woods, occupies a new plateau among 25 key figures of influence cited by Opera News magazine in its August issue. Publication coincided with the Aug. 1 (whic...
|Opera's Next Wave|
On August 2012 By Opera News
When he was being interviewed for the post of general director of Fort Worth Opera, Darren K. Woods told the company's board of directors that he wasn't interested in babysitting the Top Twenty Operas...
|Darren Woods is the Next Wave|
On 7/27/2012 By Mark Lowry
The magazine Opera News has named its 25 innovators in opera, and one of them is Fort Worth Opera's General Director Darren K. Woods. The list includes singers, conductors and even one venue Operas...
|Opera News Hearts Fort Worth Opera's Darren Woods|
On 7/25/2012 By Peter Simek
The director of the Fort Worth Opera Festival is one of only three opera company leaders among twenty-five individuals featured in Opera News' list of people the publication believes will be vital Operas...
|FWOpera's Woods Part of 'Opera's New Wave'|
On 7/25/2012 By Jerome Weeks
The August issue of Opera News (apparently, not yet online) has a cover story on the 25 ‘most important' people influencing the future of opera in the next decade. Among the singers and conducto...
|FW Opera’s Woods cited in “Opera News” list|
On 7/24/2012 By Scott Cantrell
Fort Worth Opera general director Darren K. Woods is one of 25 movers and shakers in the opera world featured in the August issue of Opera News magazine. He's one of only three opera company leaders conducto...
|Fort Worth, TX City Guide|
On 7/17/2012 By Libby Pettit Johnson, Design*Sponge
"Fort Worth Opera Festival — “Opera.” Don’t let that word scare you. Fort Worth Opera produces all of its operas in the span of just a few weeks during our spring festival...
|A Newbie Night at the Opera|
On 6/13/2012 By Anthony Mariani, Fort Worth Weekly
I liked Fort Worth Opera’s Tosca so much I made my friends go see it.I didn’t really make them go, but I did talk two rock musicians and a Fort Worth Weekly sales rep into humoring me. They didn’t festival...
|In Love and War: Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata at the Fort Worth Opera Festival|
On 6/7/2012 By Evan Mitchell, Bachtrack
The Fort Worth Opera closed their 2012 Festival on Sunday afternoon with the second of two performances of Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata, or the Nude Goddess. After hearing a strong Marriage of Figaro...
|Lystistrata Brings 2012 Fort Worth Opera Festival to a Close|
On 6/4/2012 By David Weuste, Everyday Opera
After a festival of leaps (Tosca), marriages (Marriage of Figaro), and mommy issues (Three Decembers), the 2012 Fort Worth Opera Festival came to a close with a battle of the sexes in Mark Adamo&rsquo...
|A Happy Union: Tradition and Youthfulness in the Fort Worth Opera’s Marriage of Figaro|
On 6/4/2012 By Evan Mitchell, Bachtrack
The 2012 Fort Worth Opera Festival, now nearing its conclusion, presented the last of its three performances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro on Friday evening. A traditional approach governed Adamo&rsquo...
|Fort Worth Opera To Premiere Two Works|
On 5/31/2012 By Mark Lowry, Theater Jones
In 2014, the Fort Worth Opera will debut A Wrinkle in Time, based on the young adult novel, and the chamber opera With Blood, With Ink, about Juana Inés de la Cruz.The folks at Fort Worth Opera...
|Fort Worth Opera to produce two world premieres in 2014|
On 5/31/2012 By Olin Chism, DFW.com
The Fort Worth Opera, which is noted among regional American companies for devoting significant resources to new works, will enhance that reputation with two world premieres in 2014.The company will Opera...
|Opera: Fort Worth company announces two world premieres for 2014 |
On 5/31/2012 By Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News
Fort Worth Opera has announced not one, but two world premieres for its 2014 festival. Each, though, already has a history.Libby Larsen’s A Wrinkle in Time will be a full-length expansion of Opera...
|Two World Premieres for Fort Worth Opera|
On 5/31/2012 By Jerome Weeks, KERA Art & Seek
The Fort Worth Opera will present two world premieres in its 2014 season, including the adaptation of a famous young-adult novel. KERA’s Jerome Weeks has the story.The novel is A Wrinkle in Time...
|Lysistrata: Make War Not Love|
On 5/30/2012 By Kristian Lin, Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Worth Opera puts on local theater’s best (non)sex comedy. Fort Worth Opera’s commitment to new works continues with this frisky production of Adamo’s work. The composer came to Time...
|Don't deny yourself pleasure of Fort Worth Opera's 'Lysistrata'|
On 5/28/2012 By Olin Chism, Star-Telegram
With Mark Adamo's raunchy Lysistrata, the fourth addition to its 2012 festival, the Fort Worth Opera has a hit on its hands.Saturday night's opening audience in Bass Hall greeted the comedy with loud,...
|Figaro into Three Decembers|
On 5/23/2012 By Leonard Eureka and Anthony Mariani, Fort Worth Weekly
The Fort Worth Opera Festival marches on with two more superb productions. Fort Worth Opera general director Darren Woods has a leg up in finding fresh young talent; since he serves off-season on the there&...
On 5/20/2012 By John Norine Jr., Theater Jones
The Beaumarchais trilogy is a set of three plays penned by Pierre Beaumarchais between 1775 and 1792. Considered semi-autobiographical in nature, the three plays recount the adventures of Figaro, Coun...
|Tuesday Morning Roundup|
On 5/15/2012 By Stephen Becker, Art & Seek
TALKING ‘TOSCA’: This year’s Fort Worth Opera Festival is in full swing, with two classics and a pair of contemporary works. One of the classics is Puccini’s Tosca, which is exqui...
|Fort Worth Opera's 'Three Decembers' well-acted, designed|
On 5/14/2012 By Olin Chism, Star-Telegram
Jake Heggie's Three Decembers is close enough to soap opera to present some challenges to a producing company, but the Fort Worth Opera's effective new production meets those challenges well. Sunday contemp...
|Opera An Opulent Production Kicks Off Opera Festival And Brings Fort Worth’s Tosca To Life|
On 5/14/2012 By Wayne Lee Gay, D Magazine FrontRow
Whilst heading into one of the most admirably up-to-date opera festivals in the world—with two works by living composers in a four-production season—Fort Worth Opera opened its annual spri...
|Opera review: Jake Heggie’s ‘Three Decembers’ transformed by FW Opera|
On 5/13/2012 By Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News
FORT WORTH — The Fort Worth Opera Festival has now done it twice: made a moving experience of a Jake Heggie opera that in another company’s production had seemed a facile pushing of emotio...
|Fort Worth Opera's 2013 Season|
On 5/11/2012 By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Theater Jones
Next season, the Fort Worth Opera will have La Boheme, Daughter of the Regiment and Ariadne, plus contemporary opera Glory Denied and the first Frontiers showcase.Fort Worth — The Fort Worth Opera emotio...
|Opera lineup for 2013 announced|
On 5/11/2012 By Mark Lowry, DFW.com
An earlier start in the year and a new venue are major changes announced for the 2013 Fort Worth Opera Festival. The lineup for next year was announced this week just as the 2012 edition kicks off emotio...
|Behind the opera's curtain|
On 5/9/2012 By Olin Chism, DFW.com
The Fort Worth Opera is doing something that's almost unheard of -- if not shocking -- for its 2012 festival: 50 percent of its operas (two out of four) are by living composers. Not only living, but DFW.com...
|Opera Festival Time |
On 5/9/2012 By Leonard Eureka
Good ideas don’t always translate into success, but Fort Worth Opera’s festival format, alternating performances of four productions in a month-long residency, mostly at Bass Performance DFW.com...
|Women lead the way in this season's Fort Worth Opera Festival|
On 5/5/2012 By Mark Lowry
Great female characters dominate the world of opera, so much so that a good number of warhorses are named for their heroines.It's hard to imagine any opera company's season without a name like Aida, DFW.com...
|Fort Worth Opera’s Darren K. Woods on setting a new festival agenda|
On 5/1/2012 By Darren K. Woods
“We strive to produce great art and give the audience so much more than mere entertainment. We completely engulf the audience with intense productions, and we have found that once the audience boundles...
|McCammon competition has a knack for spotting young talent|
On 4/28/2012 By Punch Shaw
"The competition is intense (just like in that quadrennial piano slugfest we all know so well), but the potential rewards are great in this event hosted by the Opera Guild of Fort Worth. There boundles...
|Operatic American Idol |
On 3/29/2012 By Shelby Button
Everyone knows how hard it is to break into show biz—and opera is no different. One way young opera singers "get discovered" is by participating in vocal competitions so they can be boundles...
|Friday Freebies: Spring Break edition|
On 3/9/2012 By Maricar Estrella
"BONUS! Children's Opera Theatre: Introduce your children to the wonderful world of opera. Fort Worth Opera has two productions during Spring Break: Little Red’s Most Unusual Day and The boundles...
|FWOpera extends Woods’ contract, welcomes new principals|
On 2/3/2012 By Betty Dillard
"The Fort Worth Opera board of directors has extended the contract for General Director Darren K. Woods for two more years, meaning he'll be there at least through June 2018.Woods began his opera...
|Fort Worth Opera Extends Darren Woods' Contract|
On 2/3/2012 By Mark Lowry
"The Fort Worth Opera has announced that the contract for General Manager Darren Woods have been extended for two years, meaning he'll be there at least through June 2018. And that's a good thing...
|Darren Woods to Run Fort Worth Opera Through 2018|
On 2/2/2012 By Jerome Weeks
"Fort Worth Opera announced the six principal artists for its 2012 season — and oh yeah. They’re re-upping general director Darren Woods’ contract, adding two more years to it. That’s the third consec...
|Fort Worth Opera Opens New Frontiers!|
On 1/17/2012 By David Weuste
"Already known worldwide as a champion of new and rarely performed works, Fort Worth Opera has announced a new inaugural program for the 2013 Fort Worth Opera Festival – Frontiers, a New consec...
|Fort Worth Opera Seeks New Work|
On 1/16/2012 By Mark Lowry
"The Fort Worth Opera has been one of the leading forces for new and rare work since General Director Darren K. Woods arrived a decade ago, having staged such works as the opera version of Angels in composer...
|Fort Worth Opera to showcase new works in 2013 festival |
On 1/16/2012 By Scott Cantrell
"Excerpts from new operas from the Americas will be performed as part of the 2013 Fort Worth Opera Festival.Called Frontiers, the new program will invite submissions of 15- to 25-minute excerpts composer...
|OPERA America Awards the OPERA Fund: Audience Development Grants |
On 1/10/2012 By Patricia Kiernan Johnson
"New York, NY—OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce that it has awarded nearly $200,000 in Audience Development grants, as part of The Opera composer...
|The Column’s picks for Best Dallas-Fort Worth theater of 2011|
On 1/9/2012 By Lyle Huchton
"Best Productions: THE MIKADO (Fort Worth Opera) - Fort Worth Opera yanked the obis off of this Gilbert and Sullivan classic Japanese tale and replaced them with repelling Ninjas, Segway's, and Hello composer...
|Theater Jones: Critical Rant's Year in Theater|
On 12/28/2011 By Alexandra Bonifield
"...Reflecting on North Texas' stage performance in 2011, I take pride in recognizing the region's senior directors. They bring immense creative vision and studied, practiced, pragmatic understan...
|Art & Seek: Tuesday Morning Roundup|
On 12/27/2011 By Stephen Becker
"...THE YEAR IN CLASSICAL: Plenty of arts organizations had tough 2011s, but it seems that those involved in classical music were hit particularly hard. That’s the focus of Scott Cantrell&r...
|Classical music: A tough year behind and a tough one ahead |
On 12/23/2011 By Scott Cantrell
"...Arts organizations that best weather difficult times tend to be led by charismatic figures with bold ideas and a knack for getting people — and funders — excited about them. Looki...
|The Year In Classical Music: Programming Cuts, But the HYDROGEN JUKEBOX Rages On|
On 12/22/2011 By Wayne Lee Gay
"...In May and June, area opera goers witnessed stage director John de los Santos' brilliant twenty-first-century reimagining of Sullivan's Mikado, as well as the hard-hitting, transcendent distillati...
|Year in Review: Classical-music organizations have money troubles but great performances|
On 12/21/2011 By Scott Cantrell
"...Fort Worth Opera renewed its claim as one of America’s premier seasonal opera festivals with a Trovatore with four top singers hard to outdo anywhere. Philip Glass’ 1993 music-the...
|A Special Message From Darren K. Woods|
On 12/1/2011 By Darren K. Woods
It wouldn't be the holidays without a special message from Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods. He reflects on the 2011 Festival and looks forward to the 2012 Festival. ...
|Darren Woods Knows How to Entertain|
On 11/7/2011 By Mary Rogers
"...The table is set, the wine breathing. The prep work is done. The dinner hosts are relaxed and happy. Cocktails will be served in the garden, then it's inside for the first course of salmon ...
|Fort Worth Opera Pays Up!|
On 11/2/2011 By Fort Worth Opera
Well, the Texas Rangers lost the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals. We had a friendly wager with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis - if the Cardinals win, our General Director - Darren Woods - would ...
|Jill Fischer elected chairman emeritus of Fort Worth Opera board of trustees |
On 10/8/2011 By Star Telegram
Jill Fischer was elected chairman emeritus of the Fort Worth Opera board of trustees. Other newly elected officers are: Kris Lindsay as chairman, Natalie Murray as president and John Sutton as preside...
|2011 Fort Worth Opera Ball Pics|
On 10/7/2011 By Jen Appleman
Papercity has posted some great pics of our 2011 Fort Worth Opera Ball taken by Tammy Graham. Check them out here!...
|The Top 10 Politically-Charged American Operas|
On 10/3/2011 By Olivia Giovetti
Station WQXR includes "Dead Man Walking" and "Hydrogen Jukebox" among its choices for the top 10 politically-charged American operas. You can read the entire article here....
|Foundation awarding infrastructure grants to nonprofits|
On 9/27/2011 By Alex Branch, Star-Telegram
"The Fort Worth Opera can find people excited to donate money to put performers onstage, make costumes and build sets.But to buy new computers and upgrade software? Not so much.Nonprofits that promote...
|Fort Worth Opera recognized in Fort Worth Weekly "Best Of 2011"|
On 9/26/2011 By Fort Worth Weekly
The Fort Worth Weekly recently announced the winners in their "Best Of 2011" issue. Fort Worth Opera took home the Reader's Choice honors for Best Performing Arts Organization, and promote...
|Night & Day|
On 9/21/2011 By Kristian Lin, Fort Worth Weekly
|An interview with Michael Mayes of Kentucky Opera's Carmen [Music]|
On 9/18/2011 By Selena Frye, Louisville.com
|Ft. Worth Opera!|
On 9/14/2011 By IA Agency
|Our costumes without your help.|
On 9/14/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Without help from amazing donors like you, the Fort Worth Opera costumes would look like this. Watch this video to see what we mean!Here's the deal: TODAY, September 15, donations of at least promote...
|We like to have fun, so why don't you join the team!|
On 9/13/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Almost four years ago I started here at Fort Worth Opera. And I am not going to lie, the only thing I knew about opera was that when I was little I would watch it on PBS.Now, I can't say I am an exper...
|The countdown is ticking on this gala mission |
On 9/8/2011 By Melinda Mason, Star-Telegram
|Fort Worth Opera Announces 2012 Festival Single Tickets Now On Sale|
On 9/1/2011 By Fort Worth Opera
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announces single tickets for the 2012 Fort Worth Opera Festival are now on sale. A highly anticipated date each year, September 1 marks the first exper...
|Wolf Trap Assembles Opera Alumni Dream Team to Perform Special 40th Anniversary Concert |
On 8/22/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Our own Darren K. Woods will be taking part in a very special event on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA. As an alumnus of the esteemed Wolf exper...
|A special message from the Ann and Carol Rhodes Charitable Trust|
On 8/18/2011 By Darren K. Woods
August 31 is an important date.It is the day we close the books on the 2011 fiscal year. And it's the last day you can make your donation to Fort Worth Opera go twice as far. Your dollar will go a exper...
|WHAT’S IN YOUR TOOLBOX: DANA TANAMACHI|
On 8/9/2011 By Design*Sponge
If you have seen our 2012 Fort Worth Opera Festival brochure, you may have noticed some very distinct design...chalk art! Texas Native Dana Tanamachi is the artist behind the chalk design on exper...
|Chamber award honors family-run Renfro Foods|
On 7/25/2011 By The Fort Worth Chamber Letter
|The state of the LIVE arts|
On 7/12/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
The Early Show takes a look at the State of the Arts, since the economy has impacted funding for live performances. Many of the organizations are evolving to the changing society, and we are proud to exper...
On 6/28/2011 By Editor, Opera magazine
The Lonestar state is mentioned in the Editor's note of the June 2011 issue of Opera, the world's leading opera magazine. And Fort Worth Opera is called "the most innovative of Texan compan...
|Help good cause and celebrate Dad at daring event|
On 6/16/2011 By Melinda Mason, FW Star-Telegram
Psst! Don't tell a soul. A Secret Affair will take place at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Sandy Cook is involved. And the Fort Worth Opera is serving as a cover for this covert operation a la Bond -- compan...
|He could be on "Mad Men"|
On 6/14/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
I'm a huge Mad Men fan. Let's just put that out there. So while I was completing my task of updating the Fort Worth Opera website, a certain artist headshot grabs my attention. Matthew Worth's to be compan...
|A successful 2011 Festival wraps up! |
On 6/9/2011 By Darren K. Woods
The stage is dark, the sets and costumes have all been packed away, and the 2011 Fort Worth Opera Festival is over, but we hope you made some wonderful memories. Some highlights from compan...
|Catching Up With FrontRow|
On 6/3/2011 By Peter Simek, D Magazine
The Fort Worth Opera Festival is still in full swing. Verdi’s Il Trovatore closes tonight. Handel’s Julius Caesar does Baroque opera justice. And don’t miss Philip Glass&rsquo...
|Critic reviews - Il Trovatore|
On 6/1/2011 By
|Critic reviews - Hydrogen Jukebox|
On 6/1/2011 By
|Critic Reviews - Julius Caesar|
On 6/1/2011 By
|Critic Reviews - The Mikado|
On 6/1/2011 By
|Another Winning Season in Ft. Worth|
On 5/25/2011 By Barihunks Blog
The Ft. Worth Opera Festival continues to establish itself as a major force among summer opera festivals internationally....
|Singing Handel’s High Notes|
On 5/25/2011 By Jerome Weeks
It’s been a week of firsts for the Fort Worth Opera. Tuesday saw the opening of Hydrogen Jukebox, the company’s first show by composer Philip Glass. KERA’s Jerome Weeks reports...
|Jack-of-all-trades Herschel Walker: Where is he now?|
On 5/24/2011 By Elijah Mendoza, Pegasus News
While his success as a football player is well documented, Walker has pursued a number of other interests including Olympic bobsledding, performing with the Fort Worth Opera, and acting....
|'Hydrogen Jukebox' is nothing if not unconventional |
On 5/22/2011 By John Austin, Star-Telegram
|Inspired by the Fort Worth Opera festival's production of 'Julius Caesar,' we go for Baroque|
On 5/20/2011 By Catherine Mallette, Star-Telegram
|Opera with an edge|
On 5/19/2011 By Arnold Wayne Jones, Dallas Voice
|Fort Worth Opera stages Ginsberg-based 'Hydrogen Jukebox' as part of festival|
On 5/19/2011 By Cary Darling, Star-Telegram
|The Big Deal: Tix to Opening Night of Fort Worth Opera’s 'Il Trovatore'|
On 5/18/2011 By Anne Bothwell, Art and Seek
| Il Trovatore opens this coming weekend|
On 5/18/2011 By Hannah Smith
|Fort Worth Opera's updated 'Mikado' still satirizes the times|
On 5/17/2011 By Olin Chism, DFW.com
|Monday Morning Roundup|
On 5/16/2011 By Stephen Becker, Art and Seek
|Fort Worth Opera's New Season|
On 5/13/2011 By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, TheaterJones
|Fort Worth Opera's Next Season|
On 5/12/2011 By Jerome Weeks, ArtandSeek.net
|Costume drama: Shopping strategies stretch Fort Worth Opera's budget enough to snag a big-name designer|
On 5/12/2011 By Gaile Robinson, Star-Telegram
On 5/12/2011 By Arnold Wayne Jones, dallasvoice.com
|Fort Worth Opera Festival shows range from timely commentary to musical comedy|
On 5/12/2011 By Andrew Marton, Star-Telegram
|Fort Worth Opera announces 2012 festival|
On 5/11/2011 By Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News
|FWO Festival is Here|
On 5/11/2011 By Leonard Eureka, Fort Worth Weekly
|Fort Worth Opera announces 2012 Festival|
On 5/11/2011 By Fort Worth Opera
We are proud to announce our 2012 Festival lineup. FWOpera will kick off its 66th season and sixth Festival with Puccini’s blockbuster Tosca, followed by Mozart’s The Marriage of acting....
|Fort Worth Opera Festival opening night approaches|
On 5/10/2011 By David Weuste, the Examiner
|Fort Worth Opera Thrives Under Darren Woods' 'Daring Artistic Vision'|
On 5/9/2011 By Peter Simek, D Magazine
|This Mother's Day surprise her with opera!|
On 5/6/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
This Mother's Day skip the flowers and perfume. Take Mom to brunch, and then to the Kimbell Art Musuem to hear and learn about the countertenors from Julius Caesar. Top off the day by handing Mom tick...
|Opera Shots at The Usual|
On 5/3/2011 By David Weuste, the Examiner
|Friday Funnies – Fort Worth Opera Edition|
On 4/29/11 By David Weuste, Everyday Opera
The Fort Worth Opera Festival is just over two weeks away from opening night, and they released a pretty funny video today. I’ll be going to all of the operas during the festival and tick...
|Fort Worth Opera Festival covers 300 years of musical ground|
On 4/29/2011 By Andrew Marton, Star-Telegram
|Has Opera Lost Its Funny Bone?|
On 4/28/2011 By Tom Huizenga, NPR Music
"I was sitting at the opera last night, laughing out loud (repeatedly) at the world premiere of John Musto's comedy The Inspector, when a question came to mind: What happened to all the tick...
|Gala honors individuals for commitment to youth|
On 4/28/2011 By Melinda Mason, Star-Telegram
| The Mikado artists have arrived; prepare for Segway training|
On 4/22/2011 By
|Hydrogen Jukebox, an opportunity to react|
On 4/21/2011 By
According to Director Lawrence Edelson, “In Hydrogen Jukebox, the ‘story’ is a slice of America – a national community facing a myriad of challenges as we travel through the tick...
|Fort Worth Opera rehearsals have begun|
On 4/20/2011 By David Weuste, Examiner.com
|A high-energy Mikado|
On 4/19/2011 By Janna Hinebaugh
This season, Fort Worth Opera will bring Gilbert & Sullivan’s comedy, The Mikado, to life at Bass Hall. You already know this little G&S gem as an operetta and are eagerly anticipating tick...
|First Look: Randall Scotting, lead countertenor, Fort Worth Opera's 'Julius Caesar'|
On 4/18/2011 By Meda Kessler, 360 West Magazine
Among this year's "firsts" at the upcoming Fort Worth Opera Festival is the appearance of three countertenors—men whose vocal range puts them in the contralto or mezzo-soprano range-in...
|Let General Director Darren K. Woods make you a drink tonight|
On 4/12/2011 By Fort Worth Opera
Today, Tuesday, April 12, Darren K. Woods, Fort Worth Opera general director, will be Celebrity Bartending at GRACE in Downtown Fort Worth from 5 to 7 p.m. He will be ready to pour you a drink and range-in...
On 4/12/2011 By Barry Singer, OperaNews
It's like opera camp for young, recent college graduates or kids who are still in college, training to be opera singers. Mark introduced me to Darren Woods, from Fort Worth Opera, who is the artistic range-in...
|Dancing with the Stars gets Classical|
On 4/12/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Last night on Dancing with the Stars it was the first-ever Classical week, complete with a 46-piece orchestra and mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins. The "Flower Duet" from the opera Lakm&...
|The #OperaPlot contest is here!|
On 4/11/2011 By FWOpera Fat Lady
Want to win two orchestra tickets to see Julius Caesar at Bass Hall and a $40 Sundance Square gift card? Put your wit to work in the 2011 #operaplot contest!To participate in the annual #operaplot Lakm&...
|Fort Worth Opera’s effort greeted with pre-festival sellouts |
On 4/8/2011 By Michael H. Price, FW Business Press
A creative and marketing strategy to place Fort Worth Opera on the leading edge of experimental, non-traditional performance has been greeted with four sellouts at $60 a seat among nine presenta...
|Concierge Q podcast with Darren K. Woods|
On 4/8/2011 By Concierge Q Podcast on EverydayOpera.com
Listen to our General Darren K. Woods on the Concierge Q podcast on EverydayOpera.com. Darren talks opera, especially Angels in America. But, he also talks about everything from Joe T Garcia's margari...
|Verdi's operas and Fort Worth Opera|
On 4/7/2011 By Hannah Smith
Fort Worth Opera launched in 1946 with Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata. Since then, Fort Worth Opera has produced a Verdi opera in 31 of its 64 seasons. Falstaff was the last Verdi opera we produced, margari...
|Five years of a spring tradition|
On 4/1/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Five years. That’s how long it's been since we converted from a full-year schedule to a spring Festival. And it has proven to be more successful than we dreamed possible. For a company that...
|Ep. 13 ~ Darren K. Woods, the Prince of Fort Worth ||
On 3/27/2011 By Michael Mayes, Texapolitan Opera
|Pushing the envelope in The Mikado|
On 3/24/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
|A glimpse at the Fort Worth Opera costumes|
On 3/24/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Fort Worth Opera doesn’t always own the costumes you see on stage. Opera companies rent entire sets of costumes for a show from other opera companies or costume builders, but two of the four that...
|A teary "Nabucco" in Rome|
On 3/22/2011 By Darren K. Woods
This is a very moving video where Ricardo Muti was conducting Nabucco in Rome. There is a chorus in Nabucco that is called "Va pensiero" – "Go, thought" – it that...
|Downtown Fort Worth Inc. plans outdoor event for annual meeting|
On 3/20/2011 By SHLACHTER, NISHIMURA & BAKER
"The Fort Worth Opera has been honored with a Texas Social Media Award. The organization was among 25 winners selected by the Austin American-Statesman. Joy Partain, the opera's marketing that...
|Tonight: Opera Vista Festival Finals|
On 3/18/2011 By Theodore Bale, artsJournalblogs
"Next month I’m off to Dallas for performances of Boris Godunov and Rigoletto. Later this year I’ll hear Phil Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox and Handel’s Julius Caesar in Fort Worth."...
|Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, March 17-23|
On 3/16/2011 By Alex Bentley, Pegasus News
|Remember her: Janice Hall.|
On 3/16/2011 By Darren K. Woods
Janice Hall as the Sea in Before Night FallsOur own, Janice Hall (Angels in America, Before Night Falls, Turn of the Screw and Dialogues of the Carmelites) has won a prestigious Bistro Award this year...
|A Perfect Spring Break Outing at The Fort Worth Opera|
On 03/10/2011 By mypersonalvalet
Treat the kids to a wonderful musical experience at the Fort Worth Opera. The Fort Worth Opera is giving families a perfect “field trip” this Spring Break that promises to be both fun and year...
|Introduce kids to opera with two shows during spring break|
On 03/10/2011 By Star Telegram
Interested in opera? Find out next week. The Fort Worth Opera offers special spring break performances designed to introduce families to the art form. Both operas are short -- about 45 minutes year...
|Night & Day |
On 3/9/2011 By Kristian Lin, Fort Worth Weekly
|Acclaimed horror author and Austinite named a 2011 Texas Social Media Award Winner|
On 3/9/2011 By PRLog
Fort Worth Opera social media ranks in top 25 at the 2011 Texas Social Media Awards by the renowned Austin American Statesmen newspaper....
|Spring Break 2011: What to do in Ft. Worth|
On 03/09/2011 By Keri Houchin
Spring Break for Ft. Worth ISD, TCU, and more surrounding area schools is March 14th through 18th. If traveling in Texas is not in your budget this year and you're planning a staycation, there are newspaper....
|Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard named recipient of the Beverly Sills Artist Award|
On 3/7/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Isabel Leonard as Cinderella, 2008 Fort Worth Opera FestivalWhat do Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard have in common? Besides the fact they have both performed in Fort Worth Opera productions&...
|Last day in London|
On 3/6/2011 By Darren K. Woods
Sorry that we could only spend 3 days in London and still exhilarated over the production of ANNA NICOLE the night before, Kurt and I decided to see some of London the way thousands do every year &nda...
|A Night at the Opera. |
On 3/5/2011 By Darren K. Woods
Last night I attended the final performance of ANNA NICOLE, the new opera by Marc-Anthony Turnage on a libretto by Richard Thomas. I went, as might many Texans would, with much trepidation. I &nda...
|2nd 1/2 day in London|
On 3/4/2011 By Darren K. Woods
I have only 15 minutes to get some of this down, but I had to do it now while it was on my mind. I spent the morning at Westminster Abby - a beautiful place, as you all know from seeing it on televis...
|Meet the Statesman Texas Social Media Awards winners|
On 3/3/2011 By Peter Mongillo, American-Statesman
|The Opera Neophyte Takes on a Village|
On 3/3/2011 By Lauren Hexton
There is an old expression that states, “it takes a village to raise a child”. I have found that in opera, this particular expression is spot on. Now, I have no qualms about stating that before my televis...
|Opera Europa Conference in London|
On 3/3/2011 By Darren K. Woods
Our Producing Director Kurt Howard and I have come to London to learn from and to help our counterparts in Europe and also to see the new opera "Anna Nicole" by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage...
|A Special Evening With Fort Worth Opera|
On 2/25/2011 By Plaza Theatre Company
|Fat Tuesday festivities benefit a good cause|
On 2/24/2011 By Melinda Mason, Star-Telegram
|Justin Hopkins: The Impossible Dream|
On 2/21/2011 By Barihunks Blogger
|Love in the air|
On 2/14/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Here are some some Opera and Musical Theater pieces to make your heart or your Valentine's heart melt. Click on the song titles to hear samples on Amazon.com. "Che gelida manina, Mi chimano Turnage...
|Her Star Is Rising|
On 2/13/2011 By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Theater Jones
|Fabled Romance: Caesar and Cleopatra|
On 2/11/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Valentine's Day is around the corner, and we just happen to have an opera about one of history's most famous couples: Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. Cleopatra is fighting her own brother for the throne Turnage...
|Joy Partain Joins the Fort Worth Opera Family|
On 2/10/2011 By Fort Worth Opera
Fort Worth Opera is pleased to welcome our new Director of Marketing and Communications, Joy Partain! Previously, she was director of community relations and corporate contributions for Houston-...
|Opera Night at The Usual|
On 2/10/2011 By Kevin Buchanan, Fort Worthology
|Treat your valentine to a night of historic romance at Thistle Hill|
On 2/10/2011 By Melinda Mason, Star-Telegram
|An interesting way to sell out an opera|
On 2/8/2011 By Rosebrook Classical
| When she rises.|
On 2/8/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Our General Director Darren K. Woods heard the radio interview of mezzo-soprano Barbara Smith Conrad on KERA's Think with Kris Boyd. He wanted me to pass it along, since he was in tears hearing the Houston-...
|Houston Grand Opera Scores With Old and New Dramas|
On 2/8/2011 By Olin Chism, Art&Seek
|Gratuitous Photos: Familiar Faces!|
On 2/8/2011 By Opera Santa Barbara
"As Séance on a Wet Afternoon goes into production mode at New York City Opera, I thought I'd post some shots of our favorite diva – The incomparable Lauren Flanigan (Myra in the ...
On 2/7/2011 By Betty Dillard, Fort Worth Business Press
|Opera Strikes A "New" Chord With The Opera Neophyte|
On 2/7/2011 By Lauren Hexton
There are a few things I have learned in my short time on Earth. Don’t eat yellow snow. Never ask a woman her REAL age. And, all operas are old with large women in dated clothing wailing at the top the ...
On 2/4/2011 By Star-Telegram
|Your Guide to 817 Arts|
On 2/2/2011 By Anthony Mariani, Fort Worth Weekly
|FWOpera office closed; but you can buy tickets online|
On 2/2/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
|There’s a Steelers Opera.|
On 1/31/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
If you didn't know or maybe don't care, it's Super Bowl week here in North Texas. The buildings in downtown Fort Worth are gleaming red for the AFC team (Pittsburgh Steers), and over in Dallas they the ...
|Thursday Morning Roundup|
On 1/20/2011 By Stephen Becker
A LOOK AHEAD: This year's Fort Worth Opera Festival will be here before ya know it. This year's event will be held in May and feature four operas: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Verdi's the ...
|Spring Music Preview: Classical Performances That Can't Be Missed|
On 1/19/2011 By Wayne Lee Gay
|A Wish List|
On 1/18/2011 By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Theatre Jones
As the seasons for the local symphonies and operas are announced, here are some of Gregory Isaacs' requests. Y'all listening? by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs ...
| Exploring the operetta: The Mikado.|
On 1/14/2011 By Hannah Smith
Gilbert and Sullivan operettas are funny and unique. So much so, in fact, they fall into their own category in the world of opera. The Mikado is the most popular piece they wrote together. A story of Isaacs ...
|Video: castrato singers.|
On 1/14/2011 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Julius Caesar will be the first fully-staged Baroque opera on the Fort Worth Opera stage, and it will feature three male counter-tenors to sing the roles Handel originally wrote for castrati (castrate...
|It Looked Like This.|
On 1/12/2011 By Fort Worth Weekly
|2011: Music and Dance|
On 1/11/2011 By Marilyn Bailey, 360 West magazine
"Fashion at the art museum, a prairie up on the roof: our preview of the fascinating year ahead."...
|Essay: Christopher Kelly's to-do list for 2011 |
On 1/5/2011 By Christopher Kelly, Star-Telegram
I used to think opera was stuffy and impenetrable Then I saw Fort Worth Opera's dazzling 2008 production of Dead Man Walking and Ive been a convert ever... ahead."...
|A New Year’s Greeting from the Opera Neophyte|
On 1/4/2011 By Lauren Hexton
Well, 2010 was a quite a year for me; I made some new friends, overcame adversity, won an intergalactic space war and found the Force. No—wait, that was Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. WELL ahead."...
|What up, 2011?|
On 1/3/2011 By Mark Lowry, TheaterJones.com
Time to focus on the year ahead. Here's what I'm looking forward to this year. How about you? ...
|Make your charitable end-of-year donation to Fort Worth Opera.|
On 12/30/2010 By Fort Worth Opera
|Best of 2010: Classical Music and Opera|
On 12/28/2010 By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, TheaterJones.com
|The year in review: music|
On 12/27/2010 By Olin Chism, Special to the Star-Telegram
|Art Against the Odds|
On 12/23/2010 By Darren K. Woods
Fort Worth Opera's Darren Woods on raising eyebrows, and "doing it right," in 2010....
|Holiday Break at Fort Worth Opera|
On 12/20/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
A few things: 1) We will be on holiday for the next two weeks, but you can still buy tickets online anytime. 2010....
|Soprano shines in Dallas Symphony's Christmas program |
On 12/17/2010 By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Star-Telegram
|Special Message from Darren K. Woods|
On 12/16/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
It wouldn’t be the holidays, without a special message from Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods. He reflects on the 2010 Festival and looks towards the 2011 Festival with great 2010....
|Farewell to Diane and Staff Group Photo|
On 12/14/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Diane Rhodes BergmanLast night during our staff holiday party we officially toasted farewell to our Director of Marketing and PR Diane Rhodes Bergman. She was with Fort Worth Opera for 10 years...
|DMN Arts staff: Our Texan of the Year nominees|
On 12/12/2010 By Michael Granberry, Dallas Morning News
When it comes to the arts, our nominees for 2010 Texan of the Year are all about gifted people making a statement, adapting to change or creating something from nothing. Darren Woods took years...
|Riots, Opera and Heidi Montag: The Neophyte’s Guide to Culture |
On 12/10/2010 By Lauren Hexton
Originally, I had planned my blog this week to be about the upcoming opera, Il Trovatore, but have decided to dig into that spectacular (and I do mean spectacular—this opera is going to years...
|My Top 100 Tweeters of 2010 - Day 4|
On 12/9/2010 By James Newman, A Liberal's Libretto
My continuing gift to you ... it's like the 12 days of Christmas ... only a more productive and social media savvy version....
|Give the gift of culture with performance, museum packages |
On 12/9/2010 By John Austin, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
There's nothing better than thinking outside the big box when Christmas shopping rolls around. It's even better if the gift supports an organization that the recipient likes. That's why local arts version....
|No wrapping required|
On 12/6/2010 By "360 West" magazine
"Ideas for when you want to give someone a great experience rather than a material object (although the first one comes with an adorable stuffed animal - sorry).It's the right time of year to buy some...
On 12/6/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Lowest price of the season for 1 1/2 hours only!It's beginning to look a lot like...the Fort Worth Opera Festival around here. We are deep in planning for the 2011 Festival, and we want you to some...
|Friday Fun: Giveaway|
On 12/3/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
TGIF! What do we like more than the fact that it's Friday? Making you happy by offering a giveaway. Some of us here are in the midst of moving offices, and finding some treasures.Up for grabs some...
|Gilbert and Sullivan at its best.|
On 12/2/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Fort Worth Opera likes to provide you with a variety of operas to nourish your art appreciation. So Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado is sure to make you laugh and smile as much as you did as a some...
|Ava Pine nominated for Grammy.|
On 12/2/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Two months ago we mentioned the CD release of Ars Lyrica's recording of Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra featuring our favorite Ava Pine. We are thrilled to share with you that Ava Pine has been nominated some...
|North Texas’ Classical Grammy Noms|
On 12/2/2010 By Jerome Weeks, ArtandSeek.net
|Digging into "The Mikado"|
On 12/1/2010 By FWOpera Fat Lady
Yes, I’m back and I hope everyone got their fill of turkey on Thanksgiving! It’s my fourth week at the Fort Worth Opera and between all the projects I’m doing, I’ve decided some...
|Recognized philanthropists among Fort Worth Opera family.|
On 11/18/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Fort Worth Opera is honored to have many individuals deeply interested in seeing the success of the company, and we are also happy when they are recognized for their dedication. Today, the Fort Worth some...
|The Opera Neophyte: Round 2|
On 11/17/2010 By FWOpera Fat Lady
After my first week at Fort Worth Opera I became bombarded with questions from friends and family about my internship and about opera. For those of you who read my first blog, you know I’m pretty some...
|Thank you Veterans! |
On 11/11/2010 By Fort Worth Opera
It’s Veteran’s Day, and the Fort Worth Opera is proud to remember those who have fought or given their lives to protect our freedoms, as well as those who are still fighting far from home. Than...
|Meet the newest FWOpera Fat Lady intern.|
On 11/11/2010 By FWOpera Fat Lady
I am the newest marketing intern for the Fort Worth Opera, and here are a few things you should know about me. My name is Lauren.My passion is working in non-profit.I am an Opera neophyte. I Than...
|An opera performance with a lesson about bullies |
On 11/9/2010 By Mary Senter, Waco ISD
|FWO's response to BBB article - UPDATED|
On 11/9/2010 By Fort Worth Opera
|FotoWeek DC 2010: “To Publish or to Self-Publish?”|
On 11/8/2010 By Joe Flood
|Dongwon Shin, remember him?|
On 11/4/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
It may be two years since we last saw Dongwon Shin in Fort Worth, but it feels like yesterday he was receiving a standing ovation at Bass Hall. Steve Smith of West and Clear said of Mr. Shin...
|The Scene: The Fort Worth Opera Ball |
On 11/3/2010 By Indulge Magazine
|33 U.S. Opera Companies to Feature American Operas over the Next Two Seasons |
On 11/3/2010 By opera.broadwayworld.com
|Janice Hall's 'Grand Illusions'|
On 11/2/2010 By William V. Madison
FWO alum takes her many talents to the cabaret stage...
|FWO has a great board|
On 11/1/2010 By Diane Rhodes Bergman, APR
They come from all walks of life, but they're all focused on making Fort Worth Opera a success....
|October 30, 1984: Linda Ronstadt’s (grand) opera debut|
On 10/30/2010 By Diane Rhodes Bergman, APR
|Review: "Before Night Falls" CD|
On 10/29/2010 By Olin Chism, Star-Telegram
|Opera Shots Recap|
On 10/28/2010 By Rosebrook Classical
|World Series Challenge - Fort Worth Opera vs. San Francisco Opera|
On 10/27/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
So the Texas Rangers are in the World Series, and what better way for Fort Worth Opera to show support than wagering on them to win it all. We challenged San Francisco Opera, since their San success....
|Today is Wine Wednesday, but how about a we-were-drinking-Tuesday article?: Fort Worth Opera’s Opera Shots Recap|
On 10/27/2010 By EverydayOpera
|Much fun had at Opera Shots.|
On 10/27/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Woo…I don't know how I got up this morning, because last night was a good time. A really good time. It was like one of those bar scenes in movies where people are drinking, singing and being success....
|Fort Worth Opera hits a high note at Fort Worth ISD school.|
On 10/22/2010 By Fort Worth ISD
Students at Fort Worth ISD's Springdale Elementary School watched the Fort Worth Opera's Children's Opera Theatre production of Little Red's Most Unusual Day last week - and pronounced the production success....
|Fort Worth Opera is hitting the bars!|
On 10/21/2010 By Rosebrook Classical
Next Tuesday the Fort Worth Opera (which we've written extensively about on this blog), is taking a trip to the Fort Worth Ginger Man to present "Opera Shots at The Ginger Man!"...
|Dan Kempson: Britten & Glass|
On 10/20/2010 By Barihunks.blogspot.com
We just learned that Kempson will be at Ft. Worth Opera's upcoming season in Philip Glass' "Hydrogen Jukebox." Performances will run from May 24 to June 5, 2011. Visit the Ft. Worth Opera website for Man!"...
|Take Back the Night |
On 10/17/2010 By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Theatre Jones
The Fort Worth Opera's recording of Before Night Falls should be in the diehard opera fan's collection....
|FWO Staff is featured writer|
On 10/14/2010 By Fort Worth Business Press
Diane Rhodes Bergman, APR, Director of Marketing/PR for Fort Worth Opera wrote an opinion piece on the importance of social media for the Fort Worth Business Press. collection....
|FWISD STUDENTS TO “ATTEND” OPERA |
On 10/12/2010 By Fort Worth ISD
What: “LITTLE RED’S MOST UNUSUAL DAY”, a Fort Worth Opera’s Children’s Opera Theatre production When: Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (approximate end collection....
|Sad Day in the opera world...Dame Joan Sutherland dies.|
On 10/11/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
One of the greatest opera singers of the century, Dame Joan Sutherland died at the age of 83. After sharing the news with our Facebook fans and Twitter followers many expressed the same collection....
|Video: Inside look at the 2010 Fort Worth Opera Ball.|
On 10/8/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
An inside look at what awaits you at the 2010 Fort Worth Opera Ball at the Hilton Hotel on October collection....
|Black-tie Fort Worth Opera Ball is in a class of its own|
On 10/8/2010 By Melinda Mason, Star-Telegram
"Eyes on the ball: Here's looking at one of the hippest, most colorful parties of the season, the Fort Worth Opera Ball! This year's golden anniversary event Oct. 16 at the Hilton Fort Worth collection....
|October Save the Dates|
On 10/5/2010 By Indulge Magazine
|2010 Platinum PR Awards: Online Communications|
On 10/5/2010 By PRNewsonline.com
|FWO scores honorable mention|
On 10/5/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
FWO scores an honorable mention for Online Communications...
|TOTS presents Southwest premier of Red Velvet Cake War|
On 10/4/2010 By Weatherford Telegram
"Under the direction of the multi-talented Jon Kruse, The Red Velvet Cake War will be onstage beginning Friday, Oct. 8 and running weekends through Oct. 24. Kruse has performed for Theatre Off the Communications...
|Fort Worth Opera is FW Weekly Critic's Choice for Performing Arts Organization.|
On 10/1/2010 By FW Weekly
Fort Worth Opera's commitment to staging new works (at the same time as the standard repertory pieces) that distinguishes our city's opera scene from everyone else's and forces the Dallas Opera to Communications...
|Friday Morning Roundup|
On 10/1/2010 By Stephen Becker, ArtandSeek.net
|FWO alum gets invested.|
On 9/30/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
We like keeping up with singers who have performed with us over the years. Tom Forde is one of those singers. He performed as Mandarin in our 2008 production of Turandot. Two Communications...
|FWO Board Member is top 100 influencers in HR.|
On 9/30/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
I have to say we are pretty lucky to know great people like Bret Starr - a member of our Leadership FWOpera and a FWO Board Member. Bret is everywhere and everyone knows him. He's a cool guy Communications...
|Review: "Before Night Falls" CD|
On 9/30/2010 By
Albany Records has released a recording of Jorge Martin's opera, "Before Night Falls." Communications...
|Leadership Kick Off Party provides some Hydrogen.|
On 9/30/2010 By Jen Appleman
On Tuesday night we had our Season Kick Off event for Leadership FWOpera. It was a fantastic event held at our general director's home. Darren and our Chair Crystal Marra welcomed everyo...
|Artist-in-residence Darren Woods on UWEC campus|
On 9/29/2010 By WQOW.com
|Don Giovanni Hits The Streets|
On 9/28/2010 By Barihunks.blogspot.com
|Superficial Snapshots: Awarded!|
On 9/28/2010 By Allison V. Smith
|Martín’s Before Night Falls Released on Amazon|
On 9/24/2010 By American Opera Projects
|Fort Worth Opera 2011 zine winner in Communication Arts’ Design Annual 2010.|
On 9/23/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Fort Worth Opera's 2011 zine/brochure was named a winner in the Institutional Brochures category of Communication Arts' Design Annual 2010. It is one of the 187 winning projects selected from 4,564 everyo...
|Fort Worth Opera Children's Opera Theatre performing at Day in the District.|
On 9/22/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
|Children's Opera Theatre truck burglarized.|
On 9/21/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Someone broke into our Children's Opera Theatre truck last night - doing a lot of damage just to grab a stock stereo. It is quite unfortunate, especially since it is a brand new truck. &nb...
|Fort Worth Opera Board of Directors extend General Director Darren K. Woods' contract to 2016.|
On 9/21/2010 By Diane Rhodes Bergman APR
The Fort Worth Opera Board of Directors is apparently very happy with the job General Director Darren K. Woods has been doing at Fort Worth Opera. Last night, the officers voted to extend his contract...
|Before Night Falls recording set to release October 1.|
On 9/20/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Some good news to share on this Music Monday. We received word that the recording of our world premiere opera, Before Night Falls, will be released on October 1, 2010 on Amazon.com. contract...
|Before Night Falls|
On 9/19/2010 By barihunks.blogspot.com
|Wake up singing by Logan Rucker on Kidd Kraddick radio show.|
On 9/16/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Our new young artist Logan Rucker was a good sport and participated in waking up a teen during "Wake Up Week" on the nationally-syndicated Kidd Kraddick morning show. Who knew being a FWO young contract...
|5 Operas That Are Truly Bloodier Than 'True Blood'|
On 9/16/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
There are a lot of T.V. shows that I pay attention to. If you read my previous post, America's Got Talent is one of them. But I really enjoy Mad Men, 30 Rock, Modern Family and Project contract...
|Guilty pleasure: America's Got Talent Finals|
On 9/15/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
I can admit it. I like America's Got Talent. There I said it. It is one of my guilty pleasures on T.V. And I have liked it for the past two years. Why? I think it is kind of cool that contract...
|Fort Worth Opera Chorus Auditions Are Back.|
On 9/14/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
It's that time again. Fort Worth Opera will host auditions for the 2011 Festival Chorus Roster.Dates:Sat. Oct. 2, 10am-5pmTues. Oct. 5, 6-9pmSat. Oct. 9, 10am-5pmLocation:TCU Opera Studio30...
|Interview with whip-cracking FWO alum Daniel Okulitch |
On 9/13/2010 By
LA Times article posted on the Barihunks Blog...
|Fort Worth Opera Studio Back in Session.|
On 9/7/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Labor Day marked the start of the new class of the Fort Worth Opera Studio Young Artist Program, which is a year-long artist residency program. The new, four young artists were chosen through Blog...
|CD Release- Johann Adolf Hasse: Marc Antonio e Cleopatra with Ava Pine.|
On 9/1/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
On Tuesday August 31, a double CD set by Ars Lyrica was released. It is the world première recording of Johann Adolf Hasse's Marc Antonio e Cleopatra, a serenata written in 1725 during Blog...
|RANDALL SCOTTING INTERVIEW|
On 8/30/2010 By CommandOpera
|"Opera News" Festival Review|
On 8/23/2010 By JOSHUA ROSENBLUM
"Opera News" reviews Don Giovanni, The Elixir of Love and Before Night Falls...
|Help Wanted: PT Social Media Intern|
On 8/19/2010 By Diane Rhodes Bergman APR
We're looking for a social media intern for the Fall semester - maybe longer. If you've got the skills/talent we're looking for, we can offer you solid experience and a flexible, school-friendly sched...
On 8/16/2010 By Fort Worth Business Press
|Save the Date: Fort Worth Opera Ball celebrates 50 years!|
On 8/12/2010 By Jen Appleman
|Book a Children's Opera Theatre Performance Today.|
On 8/11/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
|Keep up with your favorite Fort Worth Opera singers.|
On 8/10/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
After the Festival, you may wonder where your favorite artist is or what they are doing? There has never been an easier time to keep up with them than now. We could tell you what they've sched...
|Sing It Out|
On 8/6/2010 By FW Weekly
Fort Worth Opera Chorus Master Stephen Dubberly conducts opera this weekend at UNT....
|The Scene - Fort Worth Opera Opening Night Celebration|
On 8/5/2010 By INDULGE
Indulge shows images from Fort Worth Opera fiesta. "The Fort Worth Opera not only hosted the world premiere of Before Night Falls during its 2010 festival, but also threw a fabulous fiesta to commemor...
|‘Lone Star Opera’ TV Show on Ice — For Now, Anyway|
On 8/5/2010 By Jerome Weeks, ArtandSeek.org
"No, ‘getting put on ice’ doesn’t mean the proposed mini-series peeking backstage at the Fort Worth Opera is going to tour ice-rink arenas in fuzzy costumes. You may recall that North Texas’ own Abern...
|Sound off: What's your preferred drink at the opera?|
On 8/4/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Today's question on Facebook is "What's your preferred drink at the Opera?"Answer below or click on our profile badge below, and answer on Facebook. Fort Worth Opera...
On 8/2/2010 By 360 West
Great 360 West Magazine feature on Ava Pine....
| Fort Worth Opera a Finalist in National "Best in PR" Program|
On 7/26/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Fort Worth Opera has been named a finalist in PR News’ Platinum PR Awards program in the Online Communications category....
|Animalopolis at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History|
On 7/23/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Need something to do this summer with the kiddos? Just saw this cute clip from Animalopolis, which is showing at the Omni Theatre at the Fort Worth Museum of Science History. (Located next category....
|What is Clyde doing?|
On 7/21/2010 By Clyde Berry
My first Texas Summer!Normally after the last festival show ends, I watch the curtain fall, then run to my car, which is packed full, and begin a two day cross-country drive to New York. Destination: category....
|Soccer and Opera similar? More than you think.|
On 7/20/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
In a recent interview with FIFA.com, Placido Domingo talks about how he's proud to be Spanish and how he finally realized his lifelong dream of seeing Team Spain win the World Cup. But the interesting...
|Take our survey, and be entered to win a $50 Target Gift Card.|
On 7/8/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
|American Opera Survey Results.|
On 7/8/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
In the last e-Newsletter we asked you the question, "If you had to make the artistic decision, which new American opera would you like to see in Fort Worth?" We presented you with the following three explor...
On 6/29/2010 By Anne Midgette (posted by FWO)
An article by Anne Midgette (that follows-up on her piece about American opera) talking about artistic collaborations. explor...
|"Before Night Falls" in Fort Worth|
On 6/28/2010 By Anne Midgette (posted by FWO)
A blog posting by Washington Post critic Anne Midgette about new operas and how the perspective of the reviewer, and viewer, can impact the experience. explor...
|Is anybody listening?|
On 6/27/2010 By
American opera faces crossroads as audiences for performing arts slide - by Anne Midgette, The Washington Post...
|Spotlight on American Opera.|
On 6/24/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
In the last four months, seven American operas have premiered across the United States, and three more will premiere in 2010. Of course, this number of premieres does not compare to Mozart's or Rossin...
|Board member invite: Ring Cycle in San Fran|
On 6/21/2010 By Rob Stephenson
Some board members are organizing a group trip to see the San Francisco Opera Ring Cycle next summer. All Board members are invited. Rossin...
|Updated Reviews - Before Night Falls|
On 6/17/2010 By
We will keep updating this section as the reviews come in - so keep checking back!!...
|My "Pretty Woman" Encounter in L.A.|
On 6/15/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Woo! I'm glad to be back in Texas! I missed being able to update the Fort Worth Opera Facebook page and Twitter account more consistently, and I missed Dr. Pepper. Last...
On 6/2/2010 By Carolyn Hoehle
That's me in the yellow apron. (aka Carolyn Hoehle) as a Choirster in Fort Worth Opera’s 2010 Performance ofThe Elixir of Love. It’s hard to believe that the end of festival...
|Tons of Elixir & Giovanni Reviews - Updated|
On 5/31/2010 By
We've got so many reviews to post that it would take up our entire homepage, so we're posting them on our Facebook and here......
|OPERATIC HISTORY: WORLD PREMIERE OF BEFORE NIGHT FALLS.|
On 5/29/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Before Night Falls will put the taste of freedom in your mouth - freedom at any cost - with a Cuban flair to it. We are, naturally, particularly excited about our second world premiere opera ...
|A Message about Before Night Falls|
On 5/28/2010 By Diane Rhodes Bergman, APR
You may have just received an email or a phone call from us with the following message:"Recently a letter to the editor in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram expressed concern that we had not fully opera ...
|Spend Memorial Day Weekend with Fort Worth Opera.|
On 5/27/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
|Podcast: An interview with Michael Fabiano|
On 5/26/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
I had the opportunity to interview tenor Michael Fabiano, who makes his Fort Worth Opera debut as Nemorino in The Elixir of Love. He talks about many things from how he got into opera to opera ...
|What are the stars of 'Don Giovanni' and 'The Elixir of Love' listening to?|
On 5/26/2010 By Chris Shull, Star-Telegram
|Long Night of the Soul|
On 5/25/2010 By
ADAM WASSERMAN interviews Jorge Martín, whose opera based on Reinaldo Arenas' celebrated autiobiography, Before Night Falls, receives its world-premiere performances this month at Forth Worth opera ...
On 5/25/2010 By Krista Langford
After a successful opening weekend, it’s hard to know what to blog about. The reviews say plenty (and I do hope you’ll check out the round-up of reviews posted earlier today). Cong...
|World premiere of 'Before Night Falls' provides platform for powerful prose.|
On 5/21/2010 By Andrew Marton, Star-Telegram
|Why it's artistically good to omit the epilogue from Don Giovanni|
On 5/21/2010 By Joe Illick
We're cutting the Don Giovanni epilogue for several reasons: it saves $12,000, we want to end with a BANG, third.......
|Before Night Falls - FWOpera's Fat Lady Free Ticket Giveaway! |
On 5/21/2010 By FWOpera Fat Lady
Before Night Falls - FWOpera's Fat Lady Free Ticket Giveaway! The Fat Lady is so excited about the Festival opening tomorrow night, that she has decided to giveaway another pair of FREE TICKETS! This third.......
|Fort Worth Opera's 2011 festival to span four centuries.|
On 5/20/2010 By Andrew Marton, Star-Telegram
|Kicking off the Fort Worth Opera|
On 5/20/2010 By Rosebrook Classical
|FABIANO LIVE SUNDAY IN FT WORTH.|
On 5/20/2010 By Crewmantle, CommandOpera
|Leading Off: Festival Success, Human Noises, and Architectural Masters Slum It|
On 5/20/2010 By Peter Simek, D Magazine
|Two Anticipated Openings in the U.K. and U.S.|
On 5/20/2010 By Barihunks
|Thursday Morning Roundup|
On 5/20/2010 By Stephen Becker, Art&Seek
|A look at the Fort Worth Opera's 2011 festival line-up. |
On 5/20/2010 By Indulge
On 5/20/10 By Diane Rhodes Bergman APR
Last night at 10 p.m., we announced our 2011 Season on Facebook. And the operas are (drum roll)…....
|Switch to festival format a boon for Fort Worth Opera.|
On 5/20/2010 By Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News
|Hold On To Your Hats!|
On 5/19/2010 By Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Theater Jones
|The Festival is coming...|
On 5/19/2010 By Carolyn Hoehle
If Paul Revere were on staff here at Fort Worth Opera, right about now he would be shouting through the office hallways, “The Festival is coming, the Festival is coming!” Too much? Probabl...
On 5/19/2010 By Krista Langford
If you were perhaps considering skipping the world premiere of Jorge Martín’s Before Night Falls, you should really reconsider.I have been fortunate enough to sit in on several rehearsals as Probabl...
|FWO Festival Returns |
On 5/19/2010 By Leonard Eureka, FW Weekly
|Celebrating the Fort Worth Opera Festival|
On 5/19/2010 By Rosebrook Classical
|Fort Worth Opera Announces Its 2011 Festival Lineup|
On 5/19/2010 By Jerome Weeks, Art&Seek
|TWITA: Susanna Phillips, Lark Johnston, and Larry Randolph|
On 5/19/2010 By Justin Flowers, This Week In The Arts
|Fort Worth Opera Week|
On 5/18/2010 By Everyday Opera
On 5/18/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Fort Worth Opera Week on Twitter.Do you tweet? Well, you should, especially during Fort Worth Opera Week, May 24- 28. You can show your Fort Worth Opera pride, and be entered into our giveaway. Probabl...
|Response to "Letter to Editor" |
On 5/18/2010 By Diane Rhodes Bergman, APR
As the marketing director of Fort Worth Opera and a mom, I wholeheartedly agree with Ms. Bettis on two of the points she made in her letter to the editor posted May 18, 2010. First, it would be a betr...
|Q&A: Jorge Martín|
On 5/17/2010 By Mark Lowry, TheaterJones.com
|Contestants show off their vocal talents at competition at Bass Hall.|
On 5/15/2010 By Chris Shull, Star-Telegram
|Opera Weekend Guide 5/14/2010|
On 5/14/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Opera Weekend GuideSaturday, May 15 - Fourteenth Biennial Marguerite McCammon Voice Competition Established and presented by the Opera Guild of Fort Worth since 1969, the Marguerite McCammon Voice betr...
|Same opera, fresh approach.|
On 5/14/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Buying an opera ticket is an investment. You are investing in arts entertainment at its finest, hoping it will provide you enjoyment and an escape from everyday life. That is why Fort Worth Opera valu...
|Gearing up for summer in Ft. Worth Part 2 |
On 5/14/2010 By WFAA Ch.8
|Goin' to a new level|
On 5/13/2010 By Michael Bussey, Lake Country Sun
|FWISD MEDIA STUDENTS WIN OPERA CONTEST – AGAIN! |
On 5/13/2010 By FWISD
|Want to win a free pair of tickets?|
On 5/12/2010 By FWOpera Fat Lady
Want to win a pair of FREE tickets to Don Giovanni? Well here’s your chance! Contest Rules: 1. Become a fan of Fort Worth Opera’s “Fat Lady” on Facebook or follow her on valu...
|Fort Worth will echo with the sounds of music during May|
On 5/11/2010 By Melinda Mason, Star-Telegram
|Where Stars Are Discovered|
On 5/10/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Celebrating The Silver, Going For The Gold.McCammon Voice Competition: May 14-15, 2010This year marks the 25th anniversary of the biennial Marguerite McCammon Voice Competition, which continues to valu...
|The Many Seductions of Don G|
On 5/10/2010 By Krista Langford
When the Fort Worth Opera asked me to be a super in their upcoming production of Don Giovanni, I quickly agreed. Having little knowledge of the opera, I didn’t know the significance of my role:...
|Fort Worth Opera Starts Simultaneous Rehearsals for a World Premiere and Festival|
On 5/7/2010 By BroadwayWorld.com
|New voyages in opera|
On 5/6/2010 By Scott Cantrell, Star-Telegram
This month, the Fort Worth Opera and the Dallas Opera are attracting international attention with world premieres. Dallas opened the Jake Heggie-Gene Scheer Moby-Dick on Friday night at the Winspear role:...
|Fort Worth Opera Festival is back with old favorite, world premiere|
On 5/6/2010 By Star-Telegram
Once a year, one of the great opera trifectas -- make that really the only local, festival-organized opera-palooza -- sends out soaring arias to Metroplex opera lovers. Of course, we're talking about role:...
|FWOpera Fat Lady Free Ticket Giveaway|
On 5/5/2010 By FWOpera Fat Lady
Do you like romance? Wine? Beautiful singing? Want to win a pair of FREE tickets to The Elixir of Love? Well here's your chance! Contest Rules: 1.) Become a fan of Fort Worth Opera's "Fat Lady&qu...
|Before Night Falls opera debuts in Fort Worth.|
On 5/5/2010 By Latino Perspectives Magazine
|Less Break, More Opera! - Staging Rehearsals for Elixir of Love|
On 5/4/2010 By Krista Langford
Until this week members of the Elixir of Love chorus have been in music rehearsals, perfecting their Italian pronunciation and memorizing their score with the help of chorus master, Stephen Dubberley....
|JORGE MARTÍN with ALESSANDRO CASSIN|
On 5/4/2010 By by Alessandro Cassin, The Brooklyn Rail
|Bolduc To Appear As Belcore|
On 5/4/2010 By Michael, Barihunks blog
|Hip couple Jennifer and Bret Starr live for opera|
On 5/3/2010 By JENNY B. DAVIS, Indulge
|JACKTIVITIES: Monday May 3rd, 2010|
On 5/3/2010 By jacktivitiesqueen, 100.3 JACK FM
|Pig-tailed Sopranos and Viking helmets are so yesterday.|
On 5/1/2010 By Marilyn Bailey, 360 West magazine
|Interview with Michael Fabiano|
On 5/1/2010 By
|The Real Sopranos of Fort Worth (Opera).|
On 5/1/2010 By Peter Simek, D Magazine
|THE MAKINGS OF A WORLD PREMIERE|
On 4/29/2010 By Dr. Carol Reynolds
The premiere of a new opera – a newsworthy rarity today – was once as ordinary as the opening of a film. For centuries, operas were the prime form of entertainment. They had to be "hot off the presses...
|From Broadway to The Bass.|
On 4/29/2010 By Carolyn Hoehle
When Before Night Falls is presented at Bass Hall to Fort Worth and the world on May 29, it will do so in Broadway fashion. How? With help from some of those who have Broadway ties of course....
On 4/27/2010 By Krista Langford
When I sat in on my first chorus rehearsal I wasn't sure what to expect. I mean, I knew they would come in and sing and sing and sing some more, but other than that, I was clueless.As people course....
|When Texans Make Opera.|
On 4/27/2010 By William V. Madison, Billevesées
|“Cowtown” Alive and Well to NBC-5|
On 4/23/2010 By Anthony Mariani , Fort Worth Weekly
"There’s never been any doubt that North Texas’ four broadcast news stations treat Fort Worth, the 17th largest city in the country, as a backwater hamlet."...
|Don Giovanni Overture: A Rushed Job.|
On 4/22/2010 By Carolyn Hoehle
|Be quoted in Fort Worth Opera materials for next year’s Festival.|
On 4/22/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
|Fort Worth Opera Saves You Green On Earth Day.|
On 4/22/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
|KERA, FWO host forum for ‘Before Night Falls’|
On 4/22/2010 By Arnold Wayne Jones, Dallas Voice
|"Before Night Falls" in 4 Minutes|
On 4/22/2010 By Michael, Barihunks
|Let the hilarity begin…|
On 4/20/2010 By Carolyn Hoehle
"Fort Worth Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Fort Worth Opera"….that's just a small preview of what I have written in my planner over the coming weeks. Yes, I'm staying plenty busy as an Intern here in the hamlet."...
|My First Time|
On 4/20/2010 By Krista Langford
I’m an opera virgin.Am I allowed to say that? Well, probably not anymore.As a first-time production intern with the Fort Worth Opera, I’m attending chorus rehearsals as a general assistant to the hamlet."...
|Fort Worth Opera and Art&Seek Present: "Before Night Falls" Panel Discussion at SMU|
On 4/20/2010 By Anne Bothwell, Art&Seek.com
|Our Tax Day Relief!!!|
On 4/15/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
Today, April 15, 2010, we are offering complimentary shipping and handling for any tickets or packages purchased online. No coupon code is needed. You'll save $6 per transaction! Whether you have to hamlet."...
|Bolduc: The "Belcore" Barihunk.|
On 4/15/2010 By FWOpera Fat Lady
|William Walker, Former Fort Worth Opera General Director Has Died.|
On 4/13/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
William "Bill" Walker, former Fort Worth Opera general director has died. He was born in 1931 in Waco, Texas. Mr. Walker's singing career began at the age of 12 and took him to Broadway, the Metropoli...
|Round Two: Dancer Auditions for "Before Night Falls"|
On 4/13/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
MALE DANCERS NEEDED FOR OPERA WORLD PREMIERE!Fort Worth Opera will hold auditions for male dancers for the 2010 Fort Worth Opera Festival performances of Before Night Falls, a world premiere opera.Sun...
|Fort Worth Native and Opera Great Bill Walker Dies At Age 78|
On 4/13/2010 By KRLD.com
|Opera singer Walker dies in Fort Worth|
On 4/13/2010 By Erika Nuñez, DallasNews.com
|Wednesday Morning Roundup|
On 4/7/2010 By Stephen Becker, ArtandSeek.org
|Thursday Morning Roundup|
On 4/1/2010 By Stephen Becker, ArtandSeek.org
|Opera Chic: Top 5 Operas To See This Spring|
On 4/1/2010 By Opera Chic, W Magazine
|A Message from Darren K. Woods. |
On 3/31/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
|Fort Worth Opera's the hottest ticket in town|
On 3/30/2010 By David Gianatasio, AdFreak.com
|Dancer Auditions for Before Night Falls|
On 3/29/2010 By Hannah Smith
|Fort Worth Opera well represented in 40 under 40|
On 3/29/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
|Wes Mason on "Before Night Falls"|
On 3/26/2010 By Michael, barihunks.blogspot.com
|Fort Worth Opera's 2008 "Angels in America" Cast Reunites in London.|
On 3/25/2010 By Darren K. Woods
We at Fort Worth Opera would like to say a big "in bocca al Lupo!" (that's "opera talk" for Good Luck!) to the entire cast of "Angels in America" which plays tomorrow night at the Barbican Center with...
On 3/23/2010 By Suzy Williams
I'm just back from "Puttin' on the Pink," a lovely luncheon dedicated to Breast Health and Cancer Care. Bob Klabzuba was honored posthumously. His quote- "I don't understand why people sometimes hesit...
|Friday Morning Roundup|
On 3/19/2010 By Anne Bothwell,
|Farewell to Mr. Woody Woods|
On 3/18/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
We here at Fort Worth Opera have some sad news to report. Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods' father, Mr. Duane Keith "Woody" Woods , passed away today. We are very saddened by the news...
|TAKE OUR SURVEY HERE.|
On 3/16/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
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|Feeling blue on this rainy day.|
On 2/8/2010 By Martha Martinez-Sotelo
As we walked to our strategic meeting held at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the rain was pouring down on the staff members (myself included) who didn't drive to the meeting.&...
|WQXR Arts File: The Business of the Opera.|
On 1/15/2010 By 105.9 for WQXR
|Fort Worth Opera announces more new works over next three seasons |
On By Scott Cantrell, Dallas News
With an already impressive record of presenting new American operas in recent seasons, Fort Worth Opera has announced a new 10-year commitment to such works. The first phase, in three seasons here....