Updated: Aug 10
In Celebration of the Sensational Season, the Company Collaborated with Designers and Visual Artist Across the Nation to Develop Compelling Artwork for the Season’s Four Main Stage Productions
WHAT: Fort Worth Opera's highly anticipated 78th Season is just around the corner, promising an exhilarating and diverse lineup that will enthrall opera enthusiasts across North Texas. Today, single tickets for every production of the season are officially on sale! Guests can purchase tickets at www.fwopera.org or call the box office at 817-731-0726 to reserve your seats. This season's electrifying roster includes four Main Stage Productions and beloved holiday favorites that will move, delight, and engage audiences. Reinforcing its commitment to inclusivity, Fort Worth Opera continues to offer a special "community ticket" option for Mainstage Productions, priced at only $22 – bringing opera to ALL. The company embarked on a nationwide quest, handpicking four exceptionally talented visual artists and graphic designers, to interpret and develop the production artwork for the main stage productions of the 2023-2024 season. From the groundbreaking nationwide Spanish language premiere of La Médium in October, to the thought-provoking dwb (driving while black) in February, and the triumphant return of La Bohème at Bass Performance Hall in April, and the compelling one-man show by renowned 2022 Grammy Award-winning bass, Morris Robinson, every performance will come alive through the artists' unique exploration of the themes. Attendees can secure their tickets now and be part of this extraordinary celebration of opera and creativity! Participating Poster Artists: ● La Médium – Sarah Green (Arligton, TX) ● dwb (driving while black) – Francis Simeni (North Carolina) ● La Bohème – Michael Voll (California) ● An Evening with Morris Robinson – Drew Padrutt (Georgia) Interview Opportunities: ● Angela Turner Wilson (General & Artistic Director) ● Sarah Green (Artist, Based in Arlington, TX) Fort Worth Opera 2023 – 2024 Season Lineup * Included in Season Package ** Available to Add-On to Season Package or for Single Ticket Purchase
Dinner with the Stars ** September 22, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Fort Worth Club | 306 W Seventh St. Featuring Maestro Joe Illick (Musical Director Emeritus), and stars of Fort Worth Opera
La Médium – Spanish Language National Premiere * Presented by Fort Worth Opera
October 20, 2023 | 7:30 pm October 21, 2023 | 7:30 pm October 22, 2023 | 2:00 pm Rose Marine Theater|1440 N Main St
By Composer and Gian Carlo Menotti with Spanish Translation by Alejandro Magallòn Director – Malena Dayen
Cast: ● Cristina María Castro (Soprano) – Monica ● Patrick Bilbow – Toby ● Janara Kellerman (Contralto) – Madame Flora ● Su Hyeon Park (Soprano) – Mrs. Gobineau ● Sergio Manzo (Baritone) – Mr. Gobineau ● Kaswanna Kanyinda (Mezzo-soprano) – Mrs. Nolan
Amahl and The Night Visitors ** Presented by Fort Worth Opera featuring Hattie Mae Lesley Resident and Studio Artists December 8, 2023 | 2:00 pm December 9, 2023 | 11:00 am + 3:00 pm December 10, 2023 | 2:00 pm Botanical Research Institute of Texas | 1700 University Dr. Written by Gian Carlo Menotti
al Holiday Celebration & Sing-a-long ** Presented by Fort Worth Opera featuring Hattie Mae Lesley Resident and Studio Artists December 16, 2023 | 2:00 pm First Presbyterian Church |1000 Penn St.
dwb (driving while black) – Regional Premiere *
Presented by Fort Worth Opera
February 16, 2024 | 7:30 pm ( post performance “talk back” with the audience and creative and artistic team featuring Susan Kander and Roberta Gumbel February 17, 2024 | 7:30 pm (same as above) Van Cliburn Concert Hall | 2900 W Lowden St. Secondary Performance Location: Kimbell Art Museum | 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd February 24, 2024
2:00 pm (Post performance “talk back” with the audience, creative and artistic team, featuring librettist Roberta Gumbel Ticket Prices: $20, $35, $55 Composer – Susan Kander; Librettist – Roberta Gumbel Director – Ayvaunn Penn Cast: ● Marsha Thompson (Soprano) – Mother ● Cremaine Booker, Cellist ● Percussionist is TBD
La Bohème – Semi-Staged Performance***
Presented by Fort Worth Opera Featuring The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
April 5, 2024 | 7:30 pm April 7, 2024 | 2:00 pm Bass Performance Hall | 525 Commerce St.
Ticket Prices: $22, $60, $100, $135, $165, $195
By Composer – Giacomo Puccini Director – Chuck Hudson Cast: ● Elizabeth Caballero (Soprano) – Mimi ● Alok Kumar (Tenor) – Rodolfo ● Daniel Scofield (Baritone) – Marcello ● Meigui Zhang (Soprano) – Musetta ● Michael Colman ( (Bass-baritone – Schaunard ● Kofi Hayford (Bass) – Colline ● Kevin Glavin (Basso Buffo) – Alcindoro/Benoit
*** What is “semi staged”? Fort Worth Opera will provide costumes, dramatic staging, beautiful lighting, and the FWSO on the stage in a dynamic interplay of music and drama with Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya on the podium.
Presented by Fort Worth Opera
June 18, 2024 | 7:30 pm Location TBD
Ticket Prices: $50
Featuring Morris Robinson (Bass) and Caren Levine on the Piano
Fort Worth Opera At-A-Glance
ABOUT FORT WORTH OPERA
Founded in 1946, Fort Worth Opera recently celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2021. For the last several seasons, FWO has segued from a festival format to year-round productions, and has made a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access in order to better reflect our community and to truly become “The People’s Company”. The company’s Civic Impact programs bring opera directly into the community making performance experiences accessible to all. The Children’s Opera Theatre program reaches about 60,000 students across North Texas each season with live, interactive performances. During the COVID-19 pandemic, FWO created an online educational curriculum for local music students that supplemented their in-school studies. This innovative, new material allows COT to now serve entire families and communities beyond the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Fort Worth Opera is committed to celebrating all North Texans, and through our ongoing Noches de Ópera and annual A Night of Black Excellence programs the company offers exciting community-driven events and powerful operas that represent the diverse cultures of all of the Americas. Fort Worth Opera is sponsored in part by awards from The Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County, The City of Fort Worth, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Visit Fort Worth, and OPERA America. Additional funding for Fort Worth Opera provided by Claytor Family Charitable Foundation Inc., Hattie Mae Lesley Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Amon G. Carter Foundation, Crystelle Waggoner Charitable Trust, DuBose Family Foundation, Robert D. & Alma Moreton Foundation, Virginia Hobbs Charitable Trust, The Rea Charitable Trust, The Burnett Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Ann L. & Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust, The Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation, North Texas Community Foundation, The Red Oak Foundation, Alcon Foundation, Fifth Avenue Foundation, Garvey Texas Foundation, Mary Potishman Lard Trust, Barbara Ann Baldridge Foundation, Townplace Suites, and Simmons Bank. American Airlines is the Official Airline of Fort Worth Opera.