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February, 2023

I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM & VPA

1411 I M Terrell Cir S

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Afton Battle



Tyrinika Marie

Production Manager

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 Sheran Goodspeed Keyton

Producer & Director

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Alfrelynn Roberts

Music Director


In February, Fort Worth Opera will continue its annual celebration of Black History Month, A Night of Black Excellence with a live performance curated by General Director Afton Battle at Fort Worth’s historic I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA. Featuring arias and songs exclusively by Black and Afro-Latino(a) composers, the event will be held within the 900-seat auditorium of one of Fort Worth’s most revered educational institutions. Opened in 1882, I.M. Terrell was the city’s first Black school during the era of formal racial segregation in the United States and has produced many prominent 20th century luminaries, including jazz musician Ornette Coleman, Civil Rights leader Vada Phillips Felder, and Tuskegee Airman Robert T. McDaniel. Performance details will be provided at a later date.  Single tickets are not yet available, but you may reserve your seat with the purchase of a subscription package!

Tickets on sale soon!

Cast will be announced soon!