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Next year’s Fort Worth Opera Festival will feature the company’s first fully-staged works by Philip Glass and George Frideric Handel, and its first “off-site” production at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
This month, the Fort Worth Opera will debut an adaptation of Reinaldo Arenas’ memoir Before Night Falls. Audiences may be familiar with the movie of the same name, but KERA’s Stephen Becker reports the opera was in the works well before the big-screen adaptation:
WON’T YOU HELP?: Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods has posted the above video to the organization’s YouTube channel. In it, he talks about some of the nice things being said about the opera around the country and, as you might guess, asks for your financial support in light of other funding drying […]
A small Dallas media company is in Las Vegas today at a national conference of TV executives. The company won the opportunity to pitch the execs their idea for a six-part “docu-soap”: a backstage look at the Fort Worth Opera and its three-shows-in-five-weeks season. Heartbreak and high Cs, ecstasy and exhaustion. Sex and violins.
JINGLE ALL THE WAY: The Fort Worth Opera is asking you to help stop bad singing by supporting the opera. To make sure you know how dire the situation is, the Opera has put together the above video of local celebs singing “Jingle Bells.” Keep an eye out for KERA’s Krys Boyd (who as it […]
FWO VIDEOS: On Thursday, I got an e-mail with a link to a special video message from Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods. It’s a nice enough video of Woods thanking fans of the opera for making this season a special one and letting us know that the organization finished the year with […]
THE LAST 15 MINUTES: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has announced that it will host the traveling exhibition Andy Warhol: The Last Decade. The show is the first U.S. museum show to focus on the late artist’s last years of work. “Surprise and revelation are two key components in this remarkable exhibition,” curator […]
Darren Woods — who became the Fort Worth Opera‘s general director in 2001 — has had his contract extended another five years to June 2015. Before coming to Fort Worth, the native Texan was the general director of the Shreveport Opera in Louisiana and had performed for 20 years as a professional tenor with such […]
PLAYING IT SAFE: Would you like the good news first or the bad? Since this bit of news is coming from a press release, you can imagine the good comes first: The Fort Worth Opera will finish in the black this year. Exactly how black is still to be determined, but the opera’s Development Director […]