Both sides of the metroplex are generating new operas — but in different ways. And the big beneficiary has been Jake Heggie, composer of Moby-Dick.
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Today in the roundup: FW Opera’s new venture, DTC’s giant Giant and the value of musical instruments.
Today in the roundup: The year in classical music, Texas’ female arts patrons and Fort Worth’s rockabilly royalty.
Bonnie and Clyde shoot themselves in the foot on Broadway, the Grammy nominators smile on Texas performers, the Dallas Zoo has a record year — and more in this morning’s roundup.
Today in the roundup: Fort Worth Opera pays up, Dallas Opera cashes in and Joan Rivers is addicted to laughs.
Compose a song glorifying the Rangers, to the tune of “The Toreador Song” from Carmen. When the Rangers win, the winning song will be sung by the general director of St. Louis Opera.
A Philip Glass-Allen Ginsberg collaboration from 1990, ‘Hydrogen Jukebox’ is another smart bit of counter-programming by the Fort Worth Opera. The chamber opera about Ginsberg’s America, circa 1950s thru ’90s, can be potent, even ravishing — when it isn’t tiresome.
In Fort Worth Opera’s production of Handel’s ‘Julius Caesar,’ there are three roles originally written for castrati — including Caesar himself. When Handel’s Italian operas became popular again in the 20th century, that presented an awkward problem. Welcome back – the countertenor.
If they’re smart, they evacuate the theater. But at the Fort Worth Opera’s opening night of ‘Hydrogen Jukebox,’ they had to do it twice.
If you’ve seen Fort Worth Opera’s updated staging of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, then you know that the Segway plays a roll in moving some of the characters around the stage. And as you can imagine, singing on a Segway takes practice.