Night & Day

From Rodolfo to Roberto

Leonard Eureka
Continuing his rapid career rise after a stunning professional debut with the Fort Worth Opera three years ago as Rodolfo in La Bohème, tenor Stephen Costello takes on the title role of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux for t...


Riding Into Town

Kristian Lin
Tuesday’s recital at Bass Hall actually won’t be the first time Li Yundi has played here in Fort Worth. The now-26-year-old native of Chongqing, China came to town in 2000 to perform as part of the TCU/Cliburn Piano...



Poetic Justice

Kristian Lin
LaRondine tends to be overlooked when it comes to Puccini operas. Indeed, some fans of La Bohème and Tosca regard it as a disaster, but it’s actually nothing of the kind. The opera (whose title translates as “The S...


New Year’s Eve

Kristian Lin
There are so many open-to-the-public New Year’s Eve parties going on this evening that we gave them their own section in our Calendar listings. McDavid Studio is serving a late-night breakfast to accompany the festivities...



Air vs. Ground

Kristian Lin
The name of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl takes us back to a simpler time when Army and Navy were among the giants of college football. Of course, we don’t live in that time anymore. Instead, we’ve got a bow...


Joyeux Noël

Kristian Lin
One thing Night & Day will remember 2008′s movies for is the year the French got themselves back on track. France’s once-great film culture looked to have gone stale, but this year they gave us the breathtaking ...



Princess of Egypt

Kristian Lin
A giant in his lifetime, the French composer Jules Massenet suffered a severe dwindling of his reputation in the decades following his death in 1912. The suave, sweet richness of his music was way out of step with 20th-century ...


Reindeer Plays

Kristian Lin
If you simply have to see a Christmas play this holiday season, you can check out some original works going on stage this weekend instead of the usual standbys. SceneShop’s annual A Fifth of Christmas show features Jackie...



Sugar Plums

Leonard Eureka
December is Nutcracker time, and right on cue, Texas Ballet Theater unveils the first of 16 performances this weekend.Artistic director Ben Stevenson’s choreography harkens back to the original Russian version of the Tcha...


Thanksgiving

Kristian Lin
If the relatives are visiting for the holiday, it might pick up everybody’s mood to go see the pre-Thanksgiving stand-up at Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub in Fort Worth. Ben Creed (who’ll be playing there through th...