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Leonard Eureka

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The dancing was first-rate during Ballet Concerto’s annual summer program.

Soldiering On

During its four-day annual outdoor concert last weekend, Ballet Concerto had to fight through two major setbacks. Usually the company has to worry about...
(From left to right) Ukraine’s Vadym Kholodenko, Italy’s Beatrice Rana, and the United States’ Sean Chen were the big winners in the Cliburn.

Cliburn Wrap

Hearing only the finals of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Bass Performance Hall last week gave me a different perspective on...
The sets of Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos are some of the most amazing ever seen in Bass Hall.

Big Tops

Operas by Richard Strauss aren’t staged that often, not because they’re unpopular but because they’re expensive: enormous casts, huge orchestras, lavish scenery and costumes,...
Mary Dunleavy and Sean Panikkar bask in love’s warm glow in Fort Worth Opera’s production of La Bohème.

Vocal Majority

There was no pressure for Sean Panikkar Saturday night –– after all, he was just singing the same role that Placido Domingo and Stephen...
Mary Dunleavy stars as Mimi in Fort Worth Opera’s production of La Bohème, opening 7:30pm Sat at Bass Hall.

Opera Festival Time

The annual Fort Worth Opera Festival is back. Taking place mostly at Bass Performance Hall over the next several weeks starting this weekend, the...
Van Cliburn won the inaugural Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, a year after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and seemed to be at a distinct advantage.

Van Cliburn (1934-2013)

Fort Worth took a double whammy last week with the passing of Van Cliburn, the iconic pianist for whom the Cliburn International Piano Competition...
Lambarena will be performed as part of TBT’s spring repertory, Fri-Sun.

Spring Fling

Texas Ballet Theater brings two major works to Bass Performance Hall this weekend, plus a sprinkling of pas de deux. The two main attractions...