Posts Tagged ‘opera’
See Thursday

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED · 14 If you missed the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast of La Cenerentola last week because you were attending the Fort Worth Opera festival, you now have another chance to see it. Rossini’s setting of the Cinderella sto...


Christopher Burchett, a Scottish bagpiper, and Chad Johnson have a tense first meeting in no- man’s-land in Fort Worth Opera’s Silent Night.

Christmas Songs

Fort Worth Opera tackles an unlikely episode of wartime unity in Silent Night.
KRISTIAN LIN
If you think movies are guilty of recycling plots, you should take a look at opera. The art form has been borrowing stories since it began centuries ago (think of Monteverdi ripping off Greek mythology and Roman history), and i...



(From left to right) Ian McEuen, Vanessa Becerra, and Sandra Lopez star in Fort Worth Opera’s production of With Blood, With Ink.

The Healing Arts

Fort Worth Opera’s With Blood, With Ink wrings beauty out of tragedy.
EDWARD BROWN
Composed by Daniel Crozier with a libretto by Peter Krask, With Blood, With Ink poses a centuries-old question: Can art palliate human tragedy? Many people find comfort in socially conscious art. Works like the Oklahoma City Na...


Sean Panikkar stars in The Pearl Fishers at Fort Worth Opera.

Opera Stories

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The Fort Worth Opera festival takes the stage at Bass Hall this week, and it promises to be an event that will spur conversations for weeks. The main attraction will be tenor Sean Panikkar, who starred as Rodolfo in La Bohème ...



Dallasites packed The Foundry last week for some casual performances by Fort Worth Opera singers.

Wild, Wild West Opera goes downtown, a multimedia experience blooms, and Rahr is this much closer to a new Visionary Brew label.

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
As the Fort Worth Opera preaches to the unwashed, former Arlington actor/director Frank Mosley and Fort Worth singer-songwriter/composer Clint Niosi reach for glory via a multimedia extravaganza, and we announce the winners in ...


The Met’s production of Rusalka broadcast is at 6:30pm at various movie theaters.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 12 Renée Fleming absolutely crushed the national anthem at the Super Bowl, didn’t she? Now you can see the soprano at her day job, so to speak, when she stars in the Met’s production of Rusalka, Dvorák’s opera t...



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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 18 A bevy of health problems has kept James Levine off the podium in recent years, a bitter blow to a man who was once one of the world’s most tireless opera conductors. However, you can see his return to New York’s...


Patrick Soluri is the composer of Figaro and the Zombie Apocalypse, a spoof operetta that will make its Fort Worth Opera premiere, Sat.

At the Zombie Opera

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For opera, creepy imagery is nothing new. Mozart’s Don Giovanni famously met his end at the hands of a ghastly statue, for example. And now we’ve got –– gulp ––zombies! This Saturday at The Live Oak Music Hall &...



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Glory Won’t Be Denied

Fort Worth Opera wins
EDWARD BROWN
For an opera company known for cultivating young talent and taking on newer, contemporary works (as well as re-envisioning classics), Fort Worth Opera has lagged woefully behind in one area — recording and releasing albums. H...


Pine: “You can’t be a diva.” Courtesy MYphotographyNYC

An Opera Star in Cowtown

Ava Pine is building a national career, but she keeps coming back to Fort Worth.
EDWARD BROWN
The juxtaposition is striking: Ava Pine is building her career largely on 19th-century music, but she’s doing it with 21st-century tools. Two years after Marc’ Antonio e Cleopatra, on which she sang the female lead, was nom...