Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

In English with English and Spanish supertitles

FRIDAY

APRIL 26, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

Bass Performance Hall

SUNDAY

APRIL 28, 2019 AT 2:00 PM

Bass Performance Hall

TUESDAY

APRIL 30, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

Bass Performance Hall

About Porgy and Bess

Considered one of the most important operas written in the 20th century, George Gershwin’s beloved Porgy and Bess has captivated audiences across the globe for over 80 years. This season, opera director Garnett Bruce brings Francesca Zambello’s acclaimed revival of Porgy and Bess to life on the stage of Bass Performance Hall, with spectacular new scenery created by British set designer Peter J. Davison. Based upon DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novel Porgy, the opera follows the impoverished residents of the neighborhood of Catfish Row on the shores of Charleston, South Carolina.​

CAST

Indira Mahajan - Bess

Thomas Cannon - Porgy

Jermaine Smith - Sportin' Life

Karen Slack - Serena

Norman Garrett - Crown

John Fulton - Jake

Meroë Khalia Adeeb - Clara

Chaz'man Williams-Ali - Robbins | Crabman

Martin Bakari - Peter

Ernest Jackson Jr. - Mingo

Gwendolyn Brown - Maria

ARTISTIC TEAM

Francesca Zambello - Original Stage Director and Production Designer

Garnett Bruce - Director

Joe Illick - Conductor

Alfrelynn Roberts - Chorus Master

Eric Sean Fogel - Choreographer

Eboni Adams - Choreographer

Mark McCullough - Lighting Designer

Peter J Davison - Scenery Designer

Paul Tazewell - Costume Designer

Videos

Porgy and Bess 30s Commercial

Porgy and Bess on WFAA

Porgy and Bess 15s Commercial

Porgy and Bess Rehearsal

Companionship

Composer & Librettist Rachel J. Peters

WEDNESDAY

MAY 1, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

FRIDAY

MAY 3, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

SUNDAY

MAY 5, 2019 AT 2:00 PM

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

About Companionship

This season, Fort Worth Opera will present a delightfully wicked WORLD PREMIERE opera by composer-librettist Rachel J. Peters. Adapted from the short story by internationally bestselling author Arthur Phillips, this delicious dark comedy follows the obsessive quest of an aspiring baker named Leslie Sinclair. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, she sets out to bake the perfect baguette when the 207,345th one suddenly comes to life before her very eyes. Begging to be fed, The Dough promises to reveal a mysterious “great wisedom,” if only she will obey its every wish and whim. Companionship mirrors our modern world, where what we consume becomes all-consuming.

CAST

Maren Weinberger - Leslie Sinclair

Kate Tombaugh - The Dough

Samuel Schultz - Gene Sinclair

Hilary Ginther - Judy Sinclair

David Walton - Tom

Benjamin Sieverding - Dough's Mate

Jeni Houser - Viv Sinclair

ARTISTIC TEAM

Beth Greenberg - Director

Adam Marks - Music Director | Pianist

Laura Anderson Barbata - Production Designer

Rachel J. Peters - Composer | Librettist

Laura Mahon - Lighting Designer

Videos

Companionship 10s Commercial

Central Market Baguette Break Promo

El Pasado Nunca Se Termina

by George Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

In Spanish and English with Spanish and English supertitles

FRIDAY

May 10, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

Bass Performance Hall

SATURDAY

May 11, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

Bass Performance Hall

SUNDAY

May 12, 2019 AT 2:00 PM

Bass Performance Hall

About El Pasado Nunca Se Termina

Set on the eve of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, this stunning bilingual family drama follows a forbidden relationship between a wealthy European landowner’s son and an indigenous Mexican girl whose family works and lives on the estate. As the violent bloodshed rises around them, their passionate love will alter the destiny of their families forever. Some will emerge to change the face of Mexican history, while others will become the new face of the American Dream. Featuring the same exciting creative team as our 2017 production of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna and legendary Mexican ensemble Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán, the plot of El Pasado Nunca se Termina is as poignant as any classic opera with stirring melodies that linger long after the curtain has fallen.  

CAST

Abigail Santos Villalobos - Amorita

Daniel Montenegro - Luis

Francisco Garcia Jr. - Daniel

Paul La Rosa - Enrique

Ricardo Rivera - Acalán

Vanessa Cerda-Alonzo - Juana

Luis Ledesma - Augustino

Cassandra Zoé Velasco - Isabel | Dolores

Octavio Moreno - Xihuitl

Miguel Nuñez - Miguel | Hotel Manager

ARTISTIC TEAM

Leonard Foglia - Director

David Hanlon - Music Director

Chad R. Jung - Lighting Designer

Elaine J. McCarthy - Scenic and Projection Designer

Scott Marr - Costume Designer

Ra Byn Taylor - Sound Designer

Featuring Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán

Videos

El Pasado 30s Commercial

El Pasado 10s Commercial

El Pasado15s Commercial

El Pasado on Univision

El Pasado Preview

OUR MISSION

Our mission at Fort Worth Opera is to educate, entertain, and expand the horizons of current and future audiences and artists through variety and artistic integrity.

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