Nelson E. Claytor awarded the Fort Worth Business Press C-Suite Award for outstanding leadership in the community as a C-level executive.

Board President Awarded by Fort Worth Business Press

Join us for a delightful afternoon of songs and arias, featuring acclaimed mezzo-soprano and FWO-TCU Lesley Artist Bridget Cappel.

Bridget Cappel in Concert at Fort Worth Botanic Garden | May 11, 2:00 PM

Fifteen-year-old Roma, Texas native has been selected to play the role of 'Daniel' in the upcoming mariachi opera, El Pasado Nunca Se Termina, making his official opera debut. 

Francisco Garcia, Jr. announced to play the role of 'Daniel' in El Pasado Nunca Se Termina

Fort Worth Weekly's Best Of 2018 edition: Best Performing Arts Organization and Best Classical Music Performance for María de Buenos Aires. 

Best Performing Arts Organization 2018

with Jonathan Walker-VanKuren and Myles Garver - the faces behind the The Witch. 

Hansel and Gretel Q&A -  The Witch

with Bridget Cappel and Heather Weirich - the faces behind Hansel. 

Hansel and Gretel Q&A -  Hansel

with Francesca Mehrotra and Jillian Grace Harrison - the faces behind the Gretel. 

Hansel and Gretel Q&A - Gretel

with Erik Earl Larson and Sam Filson Parkinson - the faces behind The Dad. 

Hansel and Gretel Q&A -  The Dad

with Janani Sridhar and Anne Wright - the faces behind The Mom. 

Hansel and Gretel Q&A -  The Mom

An exclusive interview with FWO-TCU Lesley Artist Bridget Cappel. 

Q&A with Mezzo- Soprano Bridget Cappel

Two World Premieres in 2019-2020

We are thrilled to announce two exciting world premiere productions for the company’s 2019-2020 season - Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World and Zorro.

Frida Kahlo World Premiere

We are excited to announce the world premiere of composer Joe Illick and librettist Mark Campbell’s delightful one-act children’s opera, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World.

McCammon Voice Competition 2020

Auditions for the 2020 McCammon Voice Competition, scheduled to take place April 3-4, 2020, preceding the Fort Worth Opera Festival (April 17-May 4). 

Lesley Artist Announcement

Abigail Rethwisch and Darius Thomas announced as the Lesley Resident Artists for the 2019-2020 season; pianist Charlene Lotz has been appointed as the company’s Head of Music Staff.

2020 Festival Announced

A Sweeping, Romantic Masterpiece, a Sparkling Comedic Farce, and a Swashbuckling World Premiere
are Set to Thrill Audiences Next Season!

4,000 STUDENTS WILL ATTEND OPERA WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT RAISED FUNDS

This season, 4,000 high school students from Title I schools will attend opera thanks to funds raised by Soprano Jayden Goldberg, who raised these funds her senior year of high school.

2019 FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE: EXPANDED LINEUP, AFTER-PARTIES AND MORE

We are excited to announce the full lineup of electrifying performances and special events for the company’s 13th Festival. This season will be unlike any other since our inaugural Festival!

RENOWNED MEXICAN ARTIST
LAURA ANDERSON BARBATA TO BE PRODUCTION DESIGNER FOR OPERA WORLD PREMIERE

We are proud to announce a new collaborative partnership with Mexico City-born artist Laura Anderson Barbata, for the world premiere of composer-librettist Rachel J. Peters’s savagely funny dark comedy, Companionship.

'FRONTIERS' 2019 SHOWCASE REVEALED

We are pleased and proud to announce this year's five composer and librettist teams whose unpublished works have been selected for our seventh annual new works series, Frontiers.

MEET PAULA PARRISH, CFRE, OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

We are pleased to announce today the news that Paula Parkman Parrish, a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), has joined the company as the new Director of Development.

OPERA FUNATICS PROGRAM TO BE
IMPLEMENTED BY FORT WORTH ISD MUSIC TEACHERS

Beginning in March of 2019, six elementary schools and two middle schools in Fort Worth ISD will teach this inspiring curriculum, Opera FUNatics.

METROPOLITAN OPERA STAR JENNIFER ROWLEY HEADLINES FORT WORTH OPERA’S 2019 GALA

World-renowned soprano Jennifer Rowley will headline the company’s Southern Soirée Gala on May 4 at The Stonegate Mansion, as part of the 2019 Fort Worth
Opera Festival.

MARIACHI BAND ANNOUNCED

Internationally Acclaimed Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán To Perform in Fort Worth Opera’s Mariachi Opera, El Pasado Nunca se Termina, at Bass Performance Hall.

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