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The opera meets the drive-in?

The opera meets the drive-in? That’s the case with the Fort Worth Opera which already has a reputation for trilling outside the box.

Fort Worth Opera is collaborating with Fort Worth’s Coyote Drive-In to bring opera right to drive-in patrons’ car speakers. The opera has teamed up with local grassroots video production company Neatovision to create a musical video that gives moviegoers a taste of opera and highlight the drive-in’s concession offerings.

Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods stars as a moviegoer who takes four voracious opera divas (Violetta from La Traviata, Cleopatra from Julius Caesar, Mimì from La Bohème, and Carmen from the eponymous Bizet opera) to the drive-in. When the opera stars have eaten all his movie snacks, Woods calls the Coyote Drive-In help desk, where owner Brandt Wood, dressed in a coyote suit per the movie theater’s namesake, tries to help.

The spot, which features Woods’ operatic tenor, alongside Fort Worth residents’ puppetry talents, in a parody of the famous Pirates of Penzance “Major-General Song,” reminds audiences to stock up on their snacks at the Coyote Drive-In concession stand during intermission. If the puppets seem like professionals, it’s because they are; FWOpera Studio’s resident performers Clara Nieman and Kerriann Otaño also lend their voices to the clip’s four-part harmony vocals. The commercial feature will run between shows every night throughout the next six months and during the 2014 FWOpera Festival which begins April 19.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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