Fort Worth Opera - Fort Worth
1 May 2017

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Voir Dire

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Courtroom dramas, and damaged lives, vividly portrayed in Fort Worth Opera's new 'Voir Dire'
28 Apr 17 / Dallas Morning News
FW Opera’s ‘Voir Dire’ tries to do justice to crime-and-punishment tales
28 Apr 17 / Star Telegram
Carmen

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 1

"Carmen" splendidly sung but overacted at Fort Worth Opera Festival
24 Apr 17 / Dallas Morning News
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Fort Worth Opera’s ‘Barber of Seville’ keeps audience laughing
2 May 16 / Star Telegram
Enbedded

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Digging deep
30 Apr 16 / TheaterJones
Fort Worth Opera presents two one-act operas inspired by Poe
27 Apr 16 / Dallas Morning News
‘Buried Alive,’ ‘Embedded’ go for modern-day macabre
26 Apr 16 / Star Telegram
Buried Alive

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Digging deep
30 Apr 16 / TheaterJones
Fort Worth Opera presents two one-act operas inspired by Poe
27 Apr 16 / Dallas Morning News
‘Buried Alive,’ ‘Embedded’ go for modern-day macabre
26 Apr 16 / Star Telegram
JFK

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 5

'JFK' is a surreal spin on president's last night in Texas
26 Apr 16 / Los Angeles Times
Docu-opera, redux: JFK comes to operatic stage
26 Apr 16 / Washington Post
Fort Worth Opera premieres vivid, overdone “JFK”
25 Apr 16 / Dallas Morning News
‘JFK’ opera engrossing, sometimes puzzling
25 Apr 16 / Star Telegram
'JFK' puts a very dark day in an operatic light
25 Apr 16 / New York Times
Hamlet

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Wes Mason as Hamlet was properly a dominant figure both musically and dramatically
4 May 15 / Star Telegram
La Traviata

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Sumptuous La Traviata
30 Apr 15 / Fort Worth Weekly
Totally consumed
30 Apr 15 / TheaterJones
Fort Worth Opera’s opulent La Traviata let down by lead singers
29 Apr 15 / D Magazine
A surprise opener for the 2015 Fort Worth Opera Festival
29 Apr 15 / Opera Pulse
Fort Worth Opera's 'La traviata' an on-again, off-again affair
29 Apr 15 / Dallas Morning News
Fort Worth Opera’s grand ‘La Traviata’ at Bass Hall
27 Apr 15 / Star Telegram
Dog Days

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 5

'Dog Days' portrays lives brutalized by isolation, hunger
30 Apr 15 / Dallas Morning News
Dog Days gives dynamite regional premiere in Fort Worth
29 Apr 15 / Opera Pulse
Friday night storms doom Fort Worth Opera's 'Dog Days'
29 Apr 15 / Dallas Morning News
Dog Days shocks and awes at Fort Worth Opera Festival
29 Apr 15 / D Magazine
Gruesome ‘Dog Days’ an ear-splitting, profanity-laced opera
29 Apr 15 / Star Telegram
With Blood, With Ink

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 4

A pathbreaking nun forced into silence
13 May 14 / Wall Street Journal (via Google)
The 2014 Fort Worth Opera Festival
10 May 14 / Dallas Observer
Fort Worth Opera Festival opens with starkly contrasting productions
22 Apr 14 / Star Telegram
With Blood, With Ink premieres at Fort Worth Opera Festival
22 Apr 14 / Opera Pulse
Silent Night

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 3

The 2014 Fort Worth Opera Festival
10 May 14 / Dallas Observer
Happy Christmas (war is not over)
6 May 14 / TheaterJones
Humanity in the midst of war, at FW Opera Festival
5 May 14 / Dallas Morning News
Così fan tutte

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 6

The 2014 Fort Worth Opera Festival
10 May 14 / Dallas Observer
Fort Worth Opera swings into Mozart
7 May 14 / Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Worth Opera scores another winner
29 Apr 14 / TheaterJones
Fort Worth Opera stages a clever ‘Cosi’
29 Apr 14 / Star Telegram
Comedic Così fan tutte Opens in Fort Worth
29 Apr 14 / Opera Pulse
A dazzling ‘Così fan tutte’ at the Fort Worth Opera Festival
28 Apr 14 / Dallas Morning News
Les pêcheurs de perles

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Exotic Ceylon brought to life at Fort Worth Opera Festival
28 Apr 14 / Dallas Morning News
Fort Worth Opera Festival opens with starkly contrasting productions
22 Apr 14 / Star Telegram
Sean Panikkar wows in Fort Worth Opera Festival opener
22 Apr 14 / Opera Pulse
Fort Worth Opera Festival begins well with The Pearl Fishers
21 Apr 14 / D Magazine
Ariadne auf Naxos

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos completes Fort Worth Opera’s Perfect season
7 May 13 / D Magazine
Island in a dream
7 May 13 / TheaterJones
FW Opera stages an entertaining “Ariadne auf Naxos”
7 May 13 / Dallas Morning News
La fille du régiment

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Fort Worth Opera Festival continues with two totally different works
2 May 13 / Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Worth Opera scores with lively, very funny 'Regiment'
29 Apr 13 / Star Telegram
Fort Worth Opera mostly hits with a rousing production of Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment
29 Apr 13 / TheaterJones
FW Opera Festival opens a delightful “Daughter of the Regiment”
28 Apr 13 / Dallas Morning News
Glory Denied

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Fort Worth Opera Festival continues with two totally different works
2 May 13 / Fort Worth Weekly
POW's story brings home the drama
26 Apr 13 / Star Telegram
A haunting and evocative tribute to the Vietnam era
25 Apr 13 / Pegasus News
Fort Worth Opera festival continues with Glory Denied
22 Apr 13 / Star Telegram
The performance was done with great skill and enormous conviction
22 Apr 13 / Dallas Morning News
La bohème

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Lively “La boheme” opens FW Opera Festival
22 Apr 13 / Dallas Morning News
Opera fest launched with stunning, deftly staged and performed La Bohème
22 Apr 13 / Star Telegram
Fort Worth Opera Festival kicks off with a solid and refreshingly traditional La boheme
22 Apr 13 / TheaterJones
Lysistrata

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Make war not love
31 May 12 / Fort Worth Weekly
A production full of variety
31 May 12 / Pegasus News
An ancient story fit for the modern ear
30 May 12 / D Magazine
War of the sexless
29 May 12 / TheaterJones
Don't deny yourself pleasure of Fort Worth Opera's 'Lysistrata'
29 May 12 / Star Telegram
Le nozze di Figaro

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A comic opera sowing seeds of social unrest
22 May 12 / D Magazine
Fort Worth Opera's 'Marriage of Figaro' sounds better than it looks
21 May 12 / Star Telegram
Traditional wedding
21 May 12 / TheaterJones
Three Decembers

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A cacophony of emotions that's never overwhelming
22 May 12 / Pegasus News
Fort Worth Opera's exquisite production of Jake Heggie's Three Decembers is a welcome entry into the canon
20 May 12 / TheaterJones
Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers tackles family tension sung beautifully
15 May 12 / D Magazine
Tosca

Fort Worth Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Fort Worth Opera Festival “leaps” to a grand start with Tosca
17 May 12 / Everyday Opera
An ambitious, but impressive undertaking!
16 May 12 / Pegasus News
Sour notes in Fort Worth Opera's 'Tosca'
15 May 12 / Star Telegram
Diva on a mission
15 May 12 / TheaterJones
FrontRow . An opulent production kicks off opera festival and brings Fort Worth’s Tosca to life
15 May 12 / D Magazine
Tosca stand
To play the villainous Scarpia in FWO’s ‘Tosca,’ happily coupled barihunk Michael Chioldi dug deep.
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News & Articles

Fort Worth Opera parts ways with general director Darren K. Woods
Citing a desire to move the company in different directions financially and artistically, board chairman Mike Martinez said FWO terminated Woods’ position with the company.
14 Feb 2017 / Star Telegram
Fort Worth Opera announces 2017 festival operas
Even as the 2016 Fort Worth Opera Festival is getting under way, the company has announced its 2017 programming.
23 Apr 2016 / Dallas Morning News
Fort Worth Opera to showcase works in progress
Now in its third year, Fort Worth Opera's Frontiers series will offer excerpts from eight works-in-progress.
2 Dec 2014 / New York Times
Fort Worth Opera cutting back 2015 festival
Citing money concerns, Fort Worth Opera will cut back its 2015 festival from four to three productions, indefinitely delaying the planned world premiere of American composer Libby Larsen’s A Wrinkle in Time.
17 Feb 2014 / Dallas Morning News
Fort Worth Opera’s “Glory Denied” to be released on CD
The Fort Worth Opera Festival’s production of Tom Cipullo’s “Glory Denied” was recorded live and will be released later this year by Albany Records.
17 May 2013 / Dallas Morning News