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 [...]
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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 [...]
WEATHERING THE STORM: Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods lays out his vision for the organization in a profile in this month’s Opera News. After a lead concerning cowboys in Fort Worth (natch), Woods discusses how his decision to cut the 2009 season back by one production ultimately kept the opera on solid [...]
FREE FILM SERIES DEBUTS TONIGHT: The Free Films on First Thursdays series continues tonight at the Nasher Sculpture Center with a screening of 1967′s The Graduate. The series kicked off last month during the AFI Dallas International Film Festival with The Last Picture Show and proved to be very entertaining as director Peter Bogdanovich told [...]
Can the arts influence social change? Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, recently discussed the topic with Think host Krys Boyd.
The Fort Worth schools closed today due concerns about swine flu virus. This is likely what prompted the Fort Worth Opera to send a press release saying that productions of Carmen, Cinderella and Dead Man Walking scheduled for this weekend are still scheduled for this weekend. They also suggest that ticketholders who are experiencing flu-like [...]
Fear not, patient Art&Seek-ers. Stephen returns tomorrow, barring any cliff-diving mishaps. Until then: Opera thing/chick thing: In its opening weekend, Ft. Worth Opera Festival presents two diametrically opposed feminine archetypes back-to-back: Carmen’s the “bad” girl who values freedom and passion beyond her own life. Cinderella … well, someday, her prince does indeed show up. No [...]
L’amour, l’amour: We all love Carmen. The Fort Worth Opera’s production of the Bizet classic got excited reviews from Scott Cantrell and Wayne Lee Gay, especially for SMU grad Beth Clayton in the title role. Cantrell goes out of his way to make this point, however: The Carmen that Fort Worth Opera opened Saturday night [...]