Posts Tagged ‘performances’

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.


Adaptation

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There’s an old maxim that, in the food chain that is the so-called Hollywood system, the craft services people rank higher than the screenwriters, and not just because craft services such as on-set caterers actually provide f...



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.


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.



Opera Season Takes Flight

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It’s taken over a year to put together, but the Fort Worth Opera’s new festival format will be unveiled Saturday with a performance of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly in Bass Performance Hall.


Wonderful

Texas Ballet Theater’s take on a classic fairytale gets high marks.
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Lewis Carroll’s 1865 book The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland has been adapted a number of times in a number of ways, including dance — but not always well.



Death Becomes Them

Mozart’s Requiem isn’t all gloomy in TBT’s hands, er, feet.
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In his six years with Texas Ballet Theater, artistic director Ben Stevenson has led the company back from the abyss.


Death in Dallas

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Ben Stevenson’s first major new ballet in several years will be unveiled at the Majestic Theater in Dallas this weekend.



Chinese Opera

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Fort Worth opera lovers haven’t had it easy the last few months. The local opera company has been in hibernation all season and won’t come out until the big festival in the summer. Meanwhile, the New York’s Metropolitan O...


Another Chest-Nut on the Open Fire

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Metropolitan Classical Ballet’s Russian version of The Nutcracker is the second major production of the holiday classic to come our way. The other is Texas Ballet Theater’s, a Royal Ballet-inspired affair at Bass Performanc...