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Fort Worth Opera Announces Angela Turner Wilson
as New General & Artistic Director

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Until Soon, with Gratitude

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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



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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

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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

Celebrating Black Excellence

The Fort Worth Opera and Tarrant County Pearls Chapter mark Black History Month with an online concert featuring black artists and an all-Black production crew.

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Published February 17, 2021, Fort Worth Weekly


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

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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

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Fort Worth Opera's new film series lets you watch performances from the comfort of your car

In collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera, previously recorded Met productions are on view at the Coyote Drive-In starting today.

Published February 04, 2021, The Dallas Morning News


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


August 3, 2021 - Fort Worth Opera General Director Afton Battle Appointed to the Board of OPERA America and Ryan Krause, Ph.D. Unanimously Elected Chair of FWO Board of Trustees

July 13, 2021 - Fort Worth Opera Announces Historic 75th Anniversary Season and Shift from the Festival Format to Year-Round Programming

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

January 14, 2021 - Fort Worth Opera Announces A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future, A Star-Studded Virtual Benefit Concert to Celebrate Black History Month

January 06, 2021 - Fort Worth Opera and Teen Opera Club of Texas Announce Free Virtual Event on January 21, 2021: "Storytelling, Stage Presence, and Standing Ovations"


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

December 09, 2020 - Stephanie Blythe Takes YOU Home for the Holidays, Friday, December 18 at 7PM ET

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 29, 2020 - Frontiers 2020: Six Innovative Librettists Selected for Fort Worth Opera's Virtual Libretto Workshop, A Two-Night Exploration of Operatic Storytelling


September 21, 2020 - Afton Battle Named General Director of Fort Worth Opera

September 03, 2020 - Fort Worth Opera Unveils Expanded Fall Virtual Season And Announces The 2020-2021 Lesley Resident Artists


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

August 13, 2020 - Fort Worth Opera Proudly Announces Launch of New Digital Initiative FWO Green Room, Part of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season and Reimagined 2020 Fall Programming

August 05, 2020 - Fort Worth Opera and the McCammon Voice Competition Committee Announce the Cancellation of the 2020 Competition and Grant an Award to Each of the Thirty Semifinalists

May 28, 2020 - Fort Worth Opera Proudly Announces Virtual Artist Residency with Renowned Metropolitan Opera Star Jennifer Rowley


April 08, 2020 - Fort Worth Opera Announces YouTube Premieres and Facebook Watch Parties of Family Opera Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World and Hilarious One-Act Comedy Feel the Tango


March 31, 2020 - Fort Worth Opera Announces Innovative FWO Arts-In-Place Educational Curriculum for North Texas Music Students During The COVID-19 Crisis


March 17, 2020 - Fort Worth Opera to Cancel 2020 Festival and Postpone all Scheduled Performances

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