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.
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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.
Today in the roundup: The AT&T PAC has a new CEO, Rhett Miller jams with Dirk and clothing an opera festival.
Two classic blockbusters plus two regional premieres by contemporary composers — including the ever-present Jake Heggie.
Today in the roundup: A Fort Worth Opera Fest preview, connecting artists with beer and bringing Django back to life.
Soprano Ava Pine — who apprenticed with the Dallas Opera, performed with the Fort Worth Opera and who’s coming back here next week for the Dallas Symphony’s Christmas Celebration — THAT Ava Pine was just nominated for a Grammy Award. She’s joined by two others with North Texas ties.
The state of Texas received more than $1.2 million dollars in NEA grants for 2011 with money going to a world premiere by the Dallas Symphony with composer Stewart Copeland, new plays by Kitchen Dog, a touring exhibition from Documentary Arts and a collaboration between Jubilee Theatre and Fort Worth ISD.
Today in the roundup: The best of Forth Worth, Shrek shines and theater and photography talk.