Fort Worth Opera commissioned composer David Little and librettist Royce Vavrek to create a new opera for the company’s 70th season next year. Here’s what they’ve been up to.
We’ve known about the commissioned, world-premiere JFK, but now it joins The Barber of Seville and two updated horror stories by Edgar Allan Poe.
The 1791 painting by Jean Antoine Theodore Giroust features the daughter of the Duke of Orleans, who ended up on the guillotine. It was bought at Christie’s auction house for just under $1.5 million.
Three Dallas Arts District museums joined arts groups from Times Square to LA in recreating a performance art work – in solidarity with arrested Cuban artist Tania Bruguera.
New American plays are rare enough these days on Broadway, but this one is by a young Texas playwright – only the second script he’s ever had produced. And it’s got a hilarious, foul-mouthed, demon puppet.
Wading Home debuts Thursday, an opera based on a novel about a father and son torn apart and brought together by the devastation wrought by Katrina. For at least one person in the show, the story has a special relevance.
We already knew TITAS would present the world premiere of the great Twyla Tharp’s 50th anniversary tour, but the full schedule has troupes from Canada, France, the UK and Taiwan — most of them making their debuts here.
Dallas gets a bit royal – Peter Manning, violinist, conductor and concertmaster with the Royal Opera House – will be guest-ing with Dallas Opera, starting later this year.
Its the largest gift in SMU’s history — joining the $1 billion the college is close to raising — and the largest grant from the Meadows Foundation.
The first major retrospective of Belgian painter Michael Borremans’ artwork in the US, and only the DMA has it. The show – with its mysterious figures, its luscious oil paintings, its oblique and humorous drawings – is a striking achievement.