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Until Soon, with Gratitude
Afton Battle steps down as Fort Worth Opera general director after 2 years
Fort Worth Opera general and artistic director Afton Battle has resigned after leading the company through two challenging, post-pandemic years; her last day with the company will be November 23.
Published October 25, 2022, Culture Map Fort Worth
Fort Worth Opera Announces
2022 - 2023 Season!
OPERA America Announces Participants of the
2022‒2023 Mentorship Program for Opera Leaders of Color
New General Director, Afton Battle, Looks to Challenge Misconceptions
Fort Worth Opera’s new general director is looking to make opera more inclusive, bringing performances everywhere from the Northside to atypical venues like The Post at River East.
Published August 6, 2021, Fort Worth Texas Magazine
No Muting Allowed: Innovation and Resilience at Fort Worth Opera
Ask any leader of an arts organization what life has been like during the past year, and most will probably swear it has been one of the most demanding times of their lives...
Published February 12, 2021, Arts and Culture Texas
Reflecting the Community: Fort Worth Opera's Diamond Anniversary Season
In simplest geological terms, something exquisite happens when intense heat and pressure are combined. In time, a diamond is created. Incidentally, as Fort Worth Opera steps into its 75th season..
Published September 2, 2021, Arts and Culture Texas Magazine
Fort Worth Opera's nod to Black excellence with livestream event an inspiring success
Fort Worth Opera celebrated Black Excellence with an all-Black production. The pandemic canceled the Fort Worth Opera's festival last spring and live performances at Bass Performance Hall...
Published February 21, 2020, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
RECENT PRESS RELEASES
November 9, 2021 - Fort Worth Opera Proudly Announces Line-Up of Extraordinary Artists Headlining the Company's Second Annual Celebration of Black History Month, A Night of Black Excellence: Say It Loud - Songs of a Revolution
April 28, 2021 - Fort Worth Opera Announces Manon on the Move, A Mobile Opera Experience. Company Closes 2020-2021 Season with a Mini-Version of Family Opera - Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World at the Dallas Museum of Art, FWO GO Pop-Up Community Concerts and a Live Recital Series Featuring the Talented Lesley Resident Artists
March 01, 2021 - Texas Opera Alliance Names Ryan Speedo Green as its First Artist in Residence
January 21, 2021 - Fort Worth Opera Announces Expanded 2021 Spring Line-Up
December 15, 2020 - Fort Worth Opera Green Room Proudly Presents Music Speaks: The Language of Poetry & Libretti Workshop Series, Led by Internationally Renowned Opera Coaches Lucy Yates, J.J. Penna, and Rachelle Jonck
October 14, 2020 - Fort Worth Opera Launches FWO GO, Presents Voices for Votes on Election Day 2020, and Announces an Inspiring Two-Day Family Event in Association with the Tarrant Area Food Bank, Featuring Live Performances of Texas-themed Children's Opera Stone Soup, a Mobile Pantry, and Community Food Drive
September 21, 2020 - Afton Battle Named General Director of Fort Worth Opera
August 19, 2020 - Fort Worth Opera Announces Call for Submissions for Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop, a two-night online event and exploration of operatic storytelling Led by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-Winning Librettist and Lyricist Mark Campbell and an All-Star Panel of Opera Librettists, Composers, Directors, and Artists