Opera

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Sep 28 - 4:26pm

As the foundation of the Fort Worth Opera’s educational initiative, the Children’s Opera Theatre program strives to cultivate a love and appreciation for opera among young people in North Texas.

Through the Fort Worth Opera’s Children’s Opera Theatre (COT), students are introduced to opera and classical music with hilarious, educational shows based on timeless, classic fairy tales. Local schools can host professional yet affordable 45-minute performances that expose students to...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Sep 28 - 2:28pm

This October the Fort Worth Opera will present its first-ever, bilingual family-friendly production, The Barber of Seville in Texas, as part of its community engagement initiative.

| By Brianna Kessler | THE BARBER OF SEVILLE IN TEXAS is a fun and comical English/Spanish spin on Rossini’s original production, The Barber of Seville, and is perfect for children and adults of all ages. It’s a classic love-at-first-sight fairy tale with an untraditional twist. Two...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2015 Mar 24 - 1:18pm

Like all good stories, “Dog Days” is a contemporary opera that is meant to make its audience think about what it means to be human.

The 13-year-old girl stands in front of the mirror in her underwear. Lisa is in anguish, starving and hanging on to her humanity by a thread about to snap. “Hello there, hello there, skin stretched around a bony frame. Angles, shapes and corners revealed under baby fat…the face I...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Dec 16 - 11:32am

In November the Fort Worth Opera’s Marketing and Communications department was awarded “Communicator of the Year” by the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM). The Fort Worth Opera was honored at their annual “Night of Light” ceremony in Dallas, where nonprofit...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2014 Mar 26 - 1:01pm

This year’s festival features innovative opera from April 19 – May 11.

Past performances Tosca and Lysistrata. Photos courtesy of FWOpera. The past performance, Glory Denied, was brutally honest recollections of America's longest-held Vietnam prisoner-of...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Apr 19 - 4:24pm

Change and tradition mix it up at the 2013 Opera Festival.

by Elaine Rogers With today’s endless options for never-leave-home cinematic and musical entertainment via cable television, Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and the like, it’s easy to forget to seek out onstage opportunities and the marvels of live theater. Fortunately, the annual Fort Worth...