Posts Tagged ‘opera’
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 stars as Tosca, with tenor Roger Honeywell as Cavaradossi (left) and baritone Michael Chioldi as Scarpia, in Fort Worth Opera’s production of the Puccini classic.

Opera Festival Time

The annual Fort Worth Opera Festival is here, loud and clear.
LEONARD EUREKA
Good ideas don’t always translate into success, but Fort Worth Opera’s festival format, alternating performances of four productions in a month-long residency, mostly at Bass Performance Hall, has been a bell ringer from th...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 21 The last of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s holiday-themed concerts is this evening when the von Trapp Children, the great-grandchildren of the real-life inspiration for The Sound of Music, join the orchestra to pe...


Unfamiliar Strains

Big Ticket
Well-regarded in his usual job as associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, guest conductor Rossen Milanov takes the podium for this weekend’s Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concerts, and he’ll be performing a nice-...



R.I.P., Salvatore Licitra

Kristian Lin
Sad news from the world of Italian opera, as tenor Salvatore Licitra passed away yesterday. The 43-year-old singer suffered a stroke last week while driving his scooter near the city of Ragusa, on the island of Sicily. The inju...


Dallas Opera Calls Off “Kát’ya”

Kristian Lin
With sadness I report that Dallas Opera has called off its planned 2012 production of Kát’ya Kabanová by Leoš Janáček. Hard to blame them; times are tough, Dallas Opera is still doing a premiere next season (of Peter Max...



Julius Caesar Reigns

Baroque opera indeed has a local audience.
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In its 65-year history, the Fort Worth Opera had never performed a Baroque opera until last week, when Handel’s Julius Caesar was presented in Bass Performance Hall (with a reprise on Sunday). And what a debut: visually stunn...


Hydrogen Jukebox: Hot Air

Fort Worth Opera’s version is with you in Rockland, but I’m not.
KRISTIAN LIN
In classical music, each new work is tasked with keeping the art form alive, and each live performance of a contemporary piece of music is an event and an occasion for taking the cultural temperature of a local audience. So we ...



Il Trovatore: The Voice

As Fort Worth Opera’s glorious new production of the Verdi classic indicates, the singing’s the thing.
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In a dramatic switch from its madcap version of The Mikado two weeks ago (see: “FWO’s Contempo Mikado,” May 18), Fort Worth Opera unveiled a striking new production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore last weekend. The second entry...


FWO’s Contempo Mikado

Fort Worth Opera’s production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic offers a new take.
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If you’ve never seen Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, you may be a little shocked by Fort Worth Opera’s version, which premiered Sat., May 14, in Bass Performance Hall and will be reprised this Sunday and also on Fri., ...