Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth Opera’
The sets of Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos are some of the most amazing ever seen in Bass Hall.

Big Tops

Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is a glorious treat.
LEONARD EUREKA
Operas by Richard Strauss aren’t staged that often, not because they’re unpopular but because they’re expensive: enormous casts, huge orchestras, lavish scenery and costumes, and some of the most treacherous vocal writing...


Tenor David Portillo’s version of the classic “Ah! Mes amis” will knock your socks off.

Glory Denied, Daughter Roll

Fort Worth Opera Festival continues with two totally different works.
ANTHONY MARIANI and EDWARD BROWN
For this year’s requisite dose of comedy, Fort Worth Opera went with Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, a mid-19th-century bel canto piece about a young orphan girl who is raised by a ragtag group of soldiers in The ...



Mary Dunleavy and Sean Panikkar bask in love’s warm glow in Fort Worth Opera’s production of La Bohème.

Vocal Majority

Strong singing kicks off Fort Worth Opera’s 2013 festival.
LEONARD EUREKA
There was no pressure for Sean Panikkar Saturday night –– after all, he was just singing the same role that Placido Domingo and Stephen Costello sang here before, just as their careers were taking off. But the Sri Lankan te...


Mary Dunleavy stars as Mimi in Fort Worth Opera’s production of La Bohème, opening 7:30pm Sat at Bass Hall.

Opera Festival Time

BIG TICKET
The annual Fort Worth Opera Festival is back. Taking place mostly at Bass Performance Hall over the next several weeks starting this weekend, the event will feature a mix of old and new operas, including Puccini’s La Bohème,...



Scarpia (Michael Chioldi) vows to possess Tosca — during church — in Fort Worth Opera’s production of the Puccini classic.

A Newbie Night at the Opera

Hannibal Lecter and Transformers: looking at opera through fresh eyes.
Anthony Mariani
I liked Fort Worth Opera’s Tosca so much I made my friends go see it. I didn’t really make them go, but I did talk two rock musicians and a Fort Worth Weekly sales rep into humoring me. They didn’t all turn into overnight...


Soprano Carter Scott reprised her 2005 role as Floria Tosca in Fort Worth Opera’s spellbinding new production of the Puccini classic.

Loving Tosca

Fort Worth Opera begins its annual festival with a cannon shot.
Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth Opera kicked off its 2012 festival on Saturday at Bass Performance Hall with a performance of Puccini’s Tosca, a three-act work that epitomizes grand opera: lots of romance, politics, art, violence, and death. And ...



Jerry Jones Meets Mozart

Jimmy Fowler
As an arts writer and default arts advocate, I’m supposed to smile and applaud the announcement that, on April 28, the Dallas Opera will simulcast a free performance of The Magic Flute on a 72 foot, high def screen in Cowboys...


Beat It to FWO’s Hyrdogen Jukebox Next Year

Anthony Mariani
In my recent review of Fort Worth Opera’s production of composer Jorge Martin’s Before Night Falls, I mention that the company’s 2011 festival will feature Hydrogen Jukebox, a collaboration between post-classical/Minimali...



Fort Worth Opera Reality TV Show?

Anthony Mariani
A reality TV show about Fort Worth Opera may become a, um, reality. A behind-the-scenes series about the company, Lone Star Opera, has just won CableU’s Non-Fiction Emerging Producer Contest as part of the 2010 National Assoc...


Fort Worth Opera Lassos ‘Celebs’

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Opera asked local celebrities to sing “Jingle Bells” in an off-key manner as part of a “Stop Bad Singing” campaign. This is hoped to encourage people to give money to the opera and, I suppose, to enco...