Fort Worth Opera 2017


The Fort Worth Opera presents Carmen

FWOpera presents the perfectly balanced season with Bizet’s operatic tour de force Carmen. Set against an alluring Spanish landscape, this classic tale of love, lust, jealousy and vengeful crimes of passion is sure to captivate audiences in a zesty, traditional production. Leading the cast as the fiery femme fatale is mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock (With Blood, With Ink) in the title role. A world-renowned interpreter of the character, she’ll be joined on stage by Robert Watson, who will make his FWOpera debut in the notoriously difficult role of her lover, Don José.

Saturday, April 22, 7:30pm

Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 30 7:30 .m.

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.

Bass Performance Hall

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The Fort Worth Opera presents VOIR DIRE, The World Premiere

The operatic action continues across the street from Bass Hall at McDavid Studio, with the 2017 Opera Unbound production of Voir Dire. Written by composer Matthew Peterson and librettist Jason Zencka, this gut-wrenching true-crime opera was selected as a winner of the 2014 FWOpera Frontiers showcase, and returns to the Festival stage this season for its world premiere.

McDavid Studio

Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon)

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Fort Worth Opera introduces the second phase of the landmark 10-year initiative Opera of the Americas with Noches de Ópera (Nights of Opera). This groundbreaking campaign will present powerful operas, each reflecting the diverse cultures of new American audiences. Beginning next season with the critically lauded mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) and extending through the 2020 Festival, FWOpera commits to the exploration of vibrant, contemporary Spanish language operas by Latino and Latina composers from across the Americas.

Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m.