Posts Tagged ‘opera’

Opera Festival Under Way

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If you’re wondering what happened to the Chinese acrobats stranded in the United States after their booking agent went belly up, wonder no more. They’ve come West and will be doing their tumbling in Fort Worth.


Graceful

From cast to stagehands to music, Fort Worth Opera’s production of Angels in America is nearly immaculate.
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Perhaps the best way to describe Fort Worth Opera’s production of Angels in America, composer Peter Eötvös and librettist Mari Mezei’s adaptation of playwright Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning...



Death, Thou Shalt Die

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A whole slew of events this week is going on thanks to the More Life Festival.


In Memoriam

Beverly Sills 1929-2007
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Nearly half a century ago at Baylor University, newcomer soprano Beverly Sills gave a recital, and afterward an eager fan asked to be sent an autographed photo.



Footloose

Recent dance programs by two local troupes hit different highs and lows.
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Metropolitan Classical Ballet came to grief with two new ballets at Bass Performance Hall last weekend, but Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert in Trinity Park ended as dance entertainment at its best.


New Heights

Condensing an entire season into a four-week festival may help put FWO on the international map.
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The curtain came down on the Fort Worth Opera’s inaugural festival Sunday, and there’s no denying that the past four weeks were heady.



Mad Margot

A new opera made for a note-filled and notable weekend.
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Even in the most opera-crazed cities on earth — New York, London, Milan, Vienna — the world premiere of a new full-length opera is not something that happens every week.


Curtain Call

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The Fort Worth Opera’s first annual festival ends this weekend with final performances of all three current productions: Madame Butterfly, Frau Margot, and Falstaff, in Bass Performance Hall.



All Eyes on the Frau

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The Fort Worth Opera presents the most anticipated event of its Festival at Bass Performance Hall, with the world premiere of Thomas Pasatieri’s Frau Margot.


Memoir of a Geisha

Fort Worth Opera’s Madame Butterfly falls short, but has some fantastic pieces.
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The wait is over. It’s been 14 months since we’ve staged an opera,” said Fort Worth Opera director Darren Keith Woods, who could scarcely contain himself. “I’m so excited!” he burst out.