News & Reviews

FWO cancels ‘Das Rheingold’ due to high production costs

Earlier this month, we wrote about Tuomas Hiltunen, the new out general director of the Fort Worth Opera, who said he was brought into the organization, in part, to get it on track financial. Well, with fewer than two months on the job, we have the first sign that he’s serious about that...

FW Opera Makes Wagnerian Cut

Since the hiring of new General Director Tuomas Hiltunen and Artistic Director Joe Illick this year, the Fort Worth Opera has made some staff cuts and changes, and has been looking for more ways to reduce spending in the wake of its expensive 2016 world premiere JFK. They've just announced a big...

Fort Worth Opera makes dramatic cut to spring festival schedule

After adding a few big names to its staff, Fort Worth Opera is taking away one from its previously announced 2018 festival schedule. Richard Wagner's epic fantasy Das Rheingold won't be presented next spring, with too-high production costs cited as the culprit. "The decision to remove Das...

Fort Worth Cocktail Week Primer

If there ever was a time to use the “marathon, not a sprint” analogy, it’s during Fort Worth Weekly’s weeklong drink-a-thon, Fort Worth Cocktail Week. This is the second year for this event, and if you attended last year, then you’ll understand why I’m giving your calendars and livers...