Posts Tagged ‘singers’
Jones: “I felt like the players in this town were as good as in any city I ever lived in.” Vishal Malhotra

Class Act: Jody Jones

His songwriters’ showcase — and career — are growing.
ANTHONY MARIANI
In a way, Fort Worth chose Jody Jones. The early-fortysomething Americana singer-songwriter was born here and spent a good chunk of his childhood here, but he and his family moved away a long time ago: He finished growing up in...


Julius Caesar Reigns

Baroque opera indeed has a local audience.
LEONARD EUREKA
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...



Il Trovatore: The Voice

As Fort Worth Opera’s glorious new production of the Verdi classic indicates, the singing’s the thing.
LEONARD EUREKA
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...


A Horse With Wings

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One of America’s great songwriters, Ricky Ian Gordon composes theatrical songs in the accessible style of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and he’s written them for Broadway singers like Audra McDonald and Kristin Ch...



Promised Land

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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 & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 3 A big clash looms this evening for the TCU women’s basketball team. The Lady Frogs are at the top of the standings in the Mountain West Conference, but lurking just behind them are the Brigham Young University Cou...



Women Playing Men

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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...