Posts Tagged ‘opera’

McCammon Rings Out

Big Ticket
There were 110 entries for this year’s Marguerite McCammom Biennial Voice Competition, sponsored by the Fort Worth Opera Guild. Of these, 26 will be heard in semifinal performances Friday in the auditorium of the Fort Worth M...


Promised Land

Big Ticket
Porgy and Bess has come to occupy a strange and unique place in the opera world. You see, George Gershwin’s estate requested that only black singers perform the roles in this stage work set among the Gullah residents of Kitti...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
THU ? 14 Symphony Arlington goes all French this evening with performances of Debussy’s La Mer and his much lesser-known Clarinet Rhapsody, a piece transcribed for orchestra that was originally written for clarinet and pi...


Women Playing Men

Big Ticket
In the early days of opera, certain male roles requiring a falsetto voice were performed by castrato singers. As the castrati disappeared in the 19th century, these operas continued to be performed with the castrato roles now s...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED • 11 Swing your razor wide, Sweeney. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s revenge opera Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street brings all of its blood-soaked murders and gorgeous songs to Casa Mañana this...


Scaling Heights

Kultur
It took a few years, but Dallas has finally caught up with Fort Worth and Houston and now has a world-class opera space, the Margo and Bill Winspear Opera House. The inaugural production was the Dallas Opera’s new take on...



R.I.P. Hildegard Behrens

Kristian Lin
Opera fans are mourning the death of Hildegard Behrens at the age of 72. The native of Freiburg, Germany studied to be a lawyer, but opted for a singing career instead. She made some occasional forays into Italian opera. Here s...


For Film’s Sake

Kultur
As he prepares to shoot his second feature film, writer-director Tom Huckabee is drawing inspiration from two very different sources: legendary auteur Francis Ford Coppola and environmental installation artist Christo, the guy ...



Brains and Brawn

FWO’s Of Mice and Men registers its impact in small doses that, unpredictably, add up in the end.
Stage
Last Saturday night at Bass Performance Hall, during the final scene of Fort Worth Opera’s production of Of Mice and Men, I got a little misty-eyed.


Absolutely Fabulous

With Turandot and Lucia di Lammermoor, the Fort Worth Opera Festival continues climbing to new heights.
Stage
You couldn’t have asked for bigger contrast than the Fort Worth Opera Festival’s opening in Bass Performance Hall last weekend.