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Fort Worth Opera is the oldest opera company in Texas, and one of the oldest opera companies in the United States. The organization has received national attention from critics and audiences alike for its artistic excellence, pioneering spirit, and steadfast willingness to take risks.
Celebrating its 75th year of operation in 2021, the company has not only performed hundreds of operas in Fort Worth featuring some of opera’s greatest stars; it is also known throughout the operatic world as a champion of new and rarely performed works. Fort Worth Opera has taken a leadership role in engaging audiences beyond the operatic stage, while producing cutting-edge, contemporary works.
With an annual budget of just over $3 million, Fort Worth Opera currently produces an annual spring festival season consisting of three productions (2 traditional mainstage operas and one contemporary opera). The company also produces other performances throughout the year, including concerts and pop-up community outreach performances, bringing the art form to the community in unexpected venues, and acquainting new audiences with the joy of opera.
Fort Worth Opera also boasts a highly successful opera education program, consisting of The Lesley Resident Artist program and the Children’s Opera Theatre, which brings opera to nearly 40,000 school children each year across the state of Texas. The company’s outreach efforts bring an operatic experience to people of every age, ethnic, and social group. Noches de Ópera (Nights of Opera) is a groundbreaking Spanish-language program introducing powerful operas that reflect the unique and diverse cultures of our Fort Worth community.
Fort Worth Opera has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees. In accordance with Fort Worth Opera's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our patrons, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, the company reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and local health officials.
All new employees must be vaccinated, and show proof, by their first day of employment to work for Fort Worth Opera. Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons should complete a request for accommodation form and submit the form to the company's human resources department.