LIGHTSCAPE Coming to FWBG for 2022 Holiday Season

LIGHTSCAPE Coming to FWBG for 2022 Holiday Season

Internationally Acclaimed ‘LIGHTSCAPE’ Coming to Fort Worth Botanic Garden for 2022 Holiday Season

From November 18 through January 8, Lightscape will illuminate evenings at the Garden with more than one million holiday lights, tunnels, fire, sculptures, bluebonnets, and artistic installations throughout a spectacular one-mile winding walking trail 

Following sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities including London, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, the internationally acclaimed Lightscape is coming to Fort Worth for the 2022 holiday season. Taking place within the 120-acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden and set along a beautifully illuminated walking trail custom-designed for Fort Worth, Lightscape will feature spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound. 

Starting November 18 and running through January 8 on select nights, Lightscape ticketholders will walk a one-mile-long path with suspended strands and tunnels of light, a fire garden, undulating wave of bluebonnets, singing trees, treetop sculptures, and artistic installations, while toasting marshmallows over a fire and drinking hot chocolate and other seasonal drinks at stations along the trail. 

Tickets are required for admittance, with entry times available every 15 minutes from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly. The average tour time from start to finish is 1.5 hours, although there is no time limit. Tickets go on sale today at https://fwbg.org/lightscape at the following price levels:  

  • Adults: $28* 
  • Children (ages 3-12): $18* 
  • Infants (0-2 years old): free 
  • Groups of 20 or more: 10% off  

*FWBG members receive $5 off of each ticket 

“We are beyond ecstatic to announce that Lightscape is making its debut in Fort Worth during the 2022 holiday season, and that North Texans will have the opportunity to experience this internationally renowned holiday light show at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for the first time ever,” said Patrick Newman, CEO & president of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. “Following sold-out shows in cities across the world, we look forward to transforming the Garden into an enchanting after-dark spectacular like no other.” 

Lightscape will be produced by the Fort Worth Botanic Garden in association with Sony Music, creatively produced by Culture Creative, and promoted in partnership with WAD Entertainment. 

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Rockin’ the River Returns to Panther Island!

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Tubing is back at Panther Island Pavilion

Rockin’ the River returns to Thursday nights!

Rockin’ the River kicks off next Thursday, July 14, and we have a great season lined up; we’re bringing in some fresh acts as well as favorites from previous years. The event has moved back to Thursday evenings to get your weekend started off right! 

July 14 – The Texas Gentlemen with Bubba Bellin and Ginny Mac 

July 21 – John Baumann with David Beck’s Tejano Weekend and Lorena Leigh 

July 28 – Triston Marez with Austin English and Squeezebox Bandits

Aug 4 – Kyle Park with Seth James and BenCJones

Aug 11 – Dirty River Boys with Peterson Bros and TBA

The gates open at 5:00pm and patrons can bring a blanket and chairs or enjoy front row seats from the comfort of a tube. At 5:15 the opening act will kickoff the live music on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage followed by the headliner at 6:45pm. Once the water is cleared, at 8:25pm the final band will end the night by lighting up the Cinch Stage. In addition to live music on two stages; food and beverage options will be available for purchase, as well as tube and watersport rentals. 

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Rockin’ the River is presented by Andrews Distributing Company and Coors Light. It is generously sponsored by North Texas Marine, RTIC, 95.9 The Ranch, Trinity Metro and CINCH.

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Billy Bob’s Texas begins major construction on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to remove stage-front poles, raise stage-left ceiling and advance the overall audio and visual experience for their guests.

Billy Bob’s Texas opened its doors on April 1, 1981, but the building has not always been known as the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. The history of the building begins in 1910 when it served as an open-air stock pen to house cattle, then a roof was added in 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial project. During WWII it became a hub to build airplane parts to help with war efforts. In the 1950’s and 1960’s the building became Clark’s Department Store which quickly became famous because all the employees stocking product wore roller skates to make their way around the massive facility. Plenty of changes have happened and this historic building has certainly evolved over the years, but this renovation is one for the records.

Billy Bob’s Texas’ team is excited to show its financial commitment to their guests as they move to improve the overall concert experience. Construction in the main showroom began immediately following this morning’s press conference, to remove two stage-front poles and raise stage-left to the level of the rest of the ceiling, for consistency. This along with new digital ticketing improvements will revolutionize the way tickets are bought and will enhance the overall guest and artist experience. In lieu of golden sledgehammers Randy Rogers and Josh Weathers were on scene to help kick off construction by smashing glitter filled guitars against one of the poles that will soon be removed. “Adios Pole” – Randy Rogers. For the next two weekends all shows will be performed on the Honky Tonk Stage kicking off with Billy Bob’s own John Zaskoda and John Shook’s band, Dirty Pool on Friday, July 8 followed by Kaitlin Butts on Saturday, July 9. The following weekend will be Texas Hill featuring Fort Worth’s own Casey James on Friday, July 15 then up-and-comer, Jon Stork closes out the Honky Tonk Stage shows on Saturday, July 16. The first two shows back on the Main Stage will be July 22 & 23 with the Hold My Beer and Watch This Tour featuring Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen. Then closing out the month is Ted Nugent on Friday, July 29 and Fort Worth’s own, Josh Weathers on Saturday, July 30.

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For the full concert calendar, special event and visitor information, please go to www.billybobstexas.com

Location:

Billy Bob’s Texas
Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
2520 Rodeo Plaza
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
(817) 624-7117

ABOUT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS

Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Billy Bob’s Texas opened in 1981 and has since become known worldwide as The World’s Largest Honky Tonk. This iconic entertainment venue hosts over half a million guests and 300 live music events annually. Boasting over 120,000 square feet, with a capacity of 5000 funloving folks, Billy Bob’s contains a restaurant, retail store, two dance floors, private event spaces and even real live bull riding inside the Texas-sized venue.

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Buzzing Cirque du Soleil Spectacular
Coming to Fort Worth!

,,OVO – a buzzing Cirque du Soleil spectacular – is coming to Fort Worth Texas!

Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX │ Sept 22 – 25, 2022
Tickets available NOW!

Ovo Cirque du Soleil

In March 2020, thousands of fans eagerly awaited the arrival of Cirque du Soleil to Fort Worth, Texas. Unfortunately, OVO’s run was unexpectedly canceled due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce its return to Fort Worth with its high-energy and high-acrobatic production OVO! An exciting Cirque du Soleil experience, OVO is a colorful intrusion into a new day in the life of insects; a non-stop riot of energy and movement. Through show-stopping acrobatics highlighting the unique personalities and abilities of selected insect species, OVO explores the beauty of biodiversity in all its contrasts and vibrancy.

OVO will perform a total of five shows in Fort Worth at Dickies Arena from September 22 to 25 :  

Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7:30PM
Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30PM
Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3:30PM and at 7:30PM
Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1PM

TICKET INFORMATION

Starting today, the tickets for OVO are available online exclusively to Club Cirque members. For free and easy subscription, visit cirqueclub.com. The general on-sale starts on June 20 at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo.

ABOUT OVO

From mighty crickets bouncing off trampolines to a hypnotic spider contorting inside her web, OVO exudes extraordinary showmanship to tickle the imagination. Funny and chaotic, yet adorable and wonderful, OVO charms our inner child with its sweet exuberance. Comprised of 100 people from 25 different countries, including 52 artists, OVO (“egg” in Portuguese) brings to the stage high-level acrobatic acts redefining the limits of the human body. Since its opening in Montreal in 2009, OVO has thrilled more than 7 million people in 155 cities in 26 different countries.

 CIRQUE DU SOLEIL 

Cirque du Soleil has redefined how the world views the circus; from small town talent to a household name. Based in Montreal (Qc), the Canadian organization went on to become a global leader in live entertainment with the creation of world-class immersive and iconic experiences, across 6 continents. Cirque du Soleil connects with audiences by being genuine, human and inclusive. Privileged to work with artists from 90 countries to bring their creativity to life on stages around the world, the company aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. Over the years, more than 215 million people have been inspired, in over 70 different countries. For more information, visit cirquedusoleil.com.

 

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July Fourth Fun & Fireworks

July Fourth Fun & Fireworks

What’s Up Fourth of July Fun & Fireworks

The most complete list of Fourth of July fireworks displays and festivals in North Texas

July 4thFort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion

Celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks show in North Texas at the 15th Annual Fort Worth’s Fourth. Space out along the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion and enjoy an evening of festival food, drinks, kid activities, live music, and a fireworks show.  Admission is Free. https://fortworthsfourth.com/ 

June 27th – July 4th :  Red, White, and Boots & Rodeo Week in Fort Worth Stockyards

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July 3rd and 4th:  Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden July 4th Celebration

Pack a picnic, gather the whole family, and join our annual all-American July 4th celebration at Concerts in the Garden! Hear your favorite patriotic songs and marches in our exhilarating Independence Day celebration, which offers one of the best fireworks displays in the area. It’s a Fort Worth 4th of July tradition!

https://fwsymphony.org/22-23-subscriptions-and-series/concerts-in-the-garden/july-4th-celebration

July 3rd– 4th:  Light Up Arlington 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Festivities, which are free and open to the public, start at 6 p.m. on July 3. This year’s celebration includes some of the top musical acts in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, vendors, food trucks and plenty of kid-friendly fun.

Bands will perform at four stages around Downtown, starting with 6 p.m. concerts outside the Arlington Music Hall and Grease Monkey, a 6:30 p.m. concert outside of City Tower at 101 S. Mesquite St., and a 7:30 p.m. concert at Levitt Pavilion Arlington.

Face painting and a bubble bus are among activities planned for the little ones at the Downtown Library. Vendors and at least 20 food trucks, featuring a variety of food and desserts, will be set in will be located in the Downtown Arlington area. 

The fireworks display, which lasts about 20 minutes, is scheduled to start at 9:50 p.m. and will be set to music on 95.9 The Ranch FM. Fireworks will be shot from the roof of City Tower, which is located east of City Hall

Experience the oldest event in Arlington and one of the largest 4th of July parades in Texas. Join us on JULY 4, 2022 AT 9AM for a day of festive family fun! The Arlington Independence Day Parade is the oldest event in Arlington. We’ve been putting smiles on people’s faces for over 50 years!

https://www.arlingtontx.gov/independence_day 

July 3rd    Mansfield Rocks 4th of July and Fireworks

http://mansfieldrockin.com/

July 3rd & July 4th:  Grand Prairie Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration / Lone Star Park

Gates Open: 3:00 p.m. First Live Race: 5:00 p.m. General Admission is just $10 ALL PARKING IS $20 Click Here to Purchase Tickets Fireworks: After the last race, stay to enjoy our spectacular 20-minutes Fireworks Show, choreographed to music.      Live Music: We’ll have live music on the Courtyard of Champions Stage …

https://www.lonestarpark.com/events/

July 4th:  City of Burleson Hot Sounds of Summer Concert Series with 4th of July Fireworks

4th of July Parade at 9am.  Then, Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy music from Petty Theft and a stunning Independence Day fireworks show.

https://burlesontx.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=19511&month=7&year=2022&day=4&calType=0

July 4thJuly 4th Fireworks Extravaganza Grapevine, Texas

Celebrate America’s birthday at this year’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza complete with spectacular fireworks set to patriotic music. Viewing locations listed below include some of Grapevine’s lakeside parks and are subject to change. Parking or entry fees may apply.

https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/summertime-in-grapevine/july-fourth/july-4th-fireworks-extravaganza/

July 4th:  Spark in the Park July 4th Fireworks & Concert with Mike Ryan Weatherford, Texas

Weatherford is proud to welcome San Antonio country star Mike Ryan will be our Spark in the Park headlining act on July 4th at the Heritage Park Amphitheater! Openers are Micky & the Motorcars, a Red Dirt band based out of Austin, Tx!

Following these talented country music performances is our annual fireworks spectacular! This massive show is one of the largest fireworks displays in North Texas and can be seen from miles away, so plan to light up your night with the City of Weatherford!

https://www.experienceweatherford.com/events/2022/sparkinthepark2022

July 2nd-4th :  Granbury’s 4th of July Hometown Celebration  Granbury, Texas

Each year more than 50,000 tourists trek to the town of Granbury to celebrate America’s history in the community “Where Texas History Lives.” Texas Tripper.com

Granbury’s proud tradition of celebrating Independence Day returns to a multi-day event this year, thanks to the Granbury Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors. Festivities that are sure to stir patriotic spirits begin on Saturday, July 2nd thru Monday July 4th. There will be vendors on the square all three days. The parade will be on Monday July 4th starting at 10:00 Monday evening, around 9:45PM, Extreme Pyrotechnics will once again display their amazing show that may be seen in a large portion of the County.

https://business.granburychamber.com/events/details/hometown-july-4th-celebration-52717?calendarMonth=2022-07-01

July 3rd:  Addison KaboomTown   Addison, Texas

For more than three decades, one of the nation’s most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations has been held in the North Texas town of Addison. While 4.4 square-mile Addison is only home to 16,000 residents, more than a half-million guests from across the nation come to celebrate Addison Kaboom Town!® each July 3.

The celebration is citywide, with watch parties at many of Addison’s 200+ restaurants (the Town has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.S.!), 22 hotels, and at a fantastic, limited-capacity party in the 12-acre Addison Circle Park. The fireworks and the incredible Addison Airport Airshow can be seen from anywhere in town.

New at Addison Circle Park this year: the Caliber Auto Care Splash Zone. Cool off with a variety of inflatable waterslides, as well as an obstacle course and a giant zip line. Purchase an unlimited-ride wristband onsite for $15 (card payment only) to splash around from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Addison Kaboom Town! ® 25-minute-long fireworks show is among the best in the nation, and is radio simulcast on Star 102.1 FM. Before the fireworks, there’ll be high-energy music at Addison Circle Park from the Razzmajazz Dixieland Jazz Band, the Walton Stout Band and the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, who will also perform after the fireworks.

Each year, Addison Kaboom Town!®  is named among the top fireworks shows in the country. The spectacular show has been ranked as one of the top fireworks displays in the country by People.com, the American Pyrotechnics Association, Yahoo, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure Magazine.

https://addisonkaboomtown.com/

July 3rd:  Southlake Stars & Stripes Southlake, Texas

Join us for some Patriotic Fun in Town Square! Love the sound of the Southlake Community Band, find a spot by Rustin Pavilion. Ready to shake a leg and dance the night away, Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park might be the spot for you. Want to sit back and just enjoy the view? Find a spot in McPherson Park. There’s a little something for everyone at Stars & Stripes. Take a look at the schedule of event for each location, it varies just a little bit for each location. The Patriotic Ceremony will take place at Rustin Pavilion and will have the sound streamed to the other parks. 

https://www.visitsouthlaketexas.com/296/Southlake-Stars-Stripes

July 4th:  Family 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show North Richland Hills, Texas

The Northeast Tarrant Chamber invites the community to its annual Family 4th Fireworks Show on Monday, July 4, 2022. Attendees will enjoy dazzling fireworks from 9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. The fireworks can be viewed from the parking lots of the BISD Plaza at 6351 Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills and Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum at 6108 Broadway Avenue in Haltom City. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Vehicles will not be allowed to park along the street.

https://www.nrhtx.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=5494&month=7&year=2022&day=4&calType=0

July 2nd :  Hurst Stars & Stripes Fireworks Show Hurst, Texas

The annual City of Hurst Stars & Stripes event is Friday, July 1, at Hurst Community Park. Come out to enjoy live music, good food, and a beautiful fireworks show! FREE shuttles are available from designated parking at Northeast Mall. 

4:00 PM – Gates Open
6:00 PM – Big City Outlaws
8:00 PM – Emerald City
9:30 PM – Fireworks Show

Food Vendors begin serving at 5:30 p.m.

https://www.hursttx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/13714/112?curm=7&cury=2022

July 4th:  Bedford 4th Picnic Bedford, Texas

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Bedford on Monday, July 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane. The Bedford 4th Picnic will feature free live music by The Inspiration Band, lawn games, food trucks, and a spectacular fireworks show when the sun goes down.

Admission to the picnic is FREE. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass containers are permitted).

https://www.bedfordtx.gov/890/Bedford-4th-Picnic

July 3rd:  Keller Lights Keller, Texas

Keller Parks & Recreation is looking forward to our second annual Keller Lights! This spectacular event celebrating American independence will run from 6-10 p.m. Sunday, July 3 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy.

https://www.cityofkeller.com/visitors/special-events

July 4th:  Boomin 4th Hudson Oaks/Aledo, Texas

Boomin’ 4th is the largest fireworks show in Parker County. It’s held each year on July 4th at Hudson Oaks City Hall. It is one of several signature events put on the the City of Hudson Oaks.

https://hudsonoaks.com/articles/boomin-4th

July 2nd-3rd:  Midlothian Independence Day Parade & Fest  Fireworks Midlothian, Texas

July 2nd:  Parade & Fest

July 3rd:  Fireworks

https://midlothian.tx.us/calendar.aspx?CID=14

July 4th:  Cleburne 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Cleburne, Texas

Don’t miss out on the 4th of July Celebration at Lake Pat Cleburne on Monday, July 4th starting at 10am until after fireworks – Enjoy free parking, Vendors & Food Trucks along Lakeshore Drive. Fireworks shot off the dam at dark. Free to the public *Tune into 88.3 The Journey for music synced with the fireworks Sponsored by H.E.B. Grocery Store

https://www.visitcleburne.com/p/events?imgoing-event=4th-of-july-celebration–62911937bdcc221773691d94

July 3rd:  Roanoke’s 3rd of July Festival & Fireworks     Roanoke, Texas

https://roanoketexas.com/250/3rd-of-July

July 4th :  Rowlett’s Fireworks on Main Rowlett, Texas

Celebrate July 4th the right way! Our biggest, most highly anticipated event is coming soon, be sure to get there early to get a good spot for the fireworks. We are going to be changing things up this year with 3 bands on the line up. Be ready to try food from numerous vendors, visit the spectacular kids’ area with your kiddos and their friends, and enter to play on our legendary cornhole tournament.

https://www.ci.rowlett.tx.us/780/Fireworks-on-Main

July 3rd :  Plano’s Patriotic  Concert Plano, Texas

https://www.visitplano.com/plano-all-american-4th-2021-weekend-itinerary/ 

July 4th:  City of Irving Sparks & Stripes Irving, Texas

The City of Irving will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4. The parade starts at 9 a.m. in the Heritage District; swing by Levy Event Plaza starting at 6 p.m. for live music and fireworks!

https://www.cityofirving.org/1289/Independence-Day-Celebration 

If you have a fireworks event in North Texas that you would like listed, email details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

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2022-2023 Fort Worth Opera Season

2022-2023 Fort Worth Opera Season

A NEW FULL SEASON OF UNIQUE OPERATIC AND MUSICAL EXPERIENCES INCLUDING CONCERTS, RECITALS, SYMPHONIC CHORALES, AND A SPECTACULAR SEMI-STAGED CONCERT PRODUCTION OF AIDA FEATURING THE FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The 22/23 season brings forth FORT WORTH OPERA’s continued commitment to being, “The People’s Company,” as the organization continues to expand its year-round offerings to include unique operatic experiences that speak to and engage with the Fort Worth Community. FWO’s 2022-2023 season commences on October 21 with performances of Noches de Latinidad: El Fuego de Una Mujer (Latin Nights: The Fire of a Woman) with Catalina Cuervo and Eduardo Rojas, and a one-night-only performance of Noches de Zarzuela, a celebratory Hispanic Heritage Month Concert at Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts in the Rose Marine Theater. In November the spotlight shines on Metropolitan Opera Star Karen Slack in concert at the new Van Cliburn Concert Hall at Texas Christian University (TCU), titled My Sister’s Keeper and features award-winning pianist Michelle Cann. In December, the company will partner with the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) for a return of our Holiday offering, Amahl and the Night Visitors. Then in January, FWO will present the Southern premiere of Damien Geter’s symphonic work An African American Requiem at the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU. This stunning piece is followed by a revival of the company’s immensely successful Black History Month concert, A Night of Black Excellence, returning to Fort Worth’s historic I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA in February. FWO’s season culminates with a grand concert staging of Verdi’s AIDA with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, and the annual Hattie Mae Lesley Resident Artist Showcase.

 

A SEASON PACKAGE INCLUDES:

October 21 at 7:00pm & October 23 at 4:00pm

Rose Marine Theater

Featuring a mix of art songs, arias, and folkloric music from Mexico, Cuba, Columbia, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Argentina, Noches de Latinidad: El Fuego de Una Mujer is an exciting Latin-American musical extravaganza curated by and starring “Fiery Soprano” Catalina Cuervo and virtuoso pianist Eduardo Rojas along with Hattie Mae Lesley Resident Artists Adia Evans, Kaswanna Kanyinda, Nathaniel Catasca and Malcolm Payne, Jr., as well as featured tango dancers George and Jairelbhi Furlong from Evolution Tango. Mr. Rojas on piano, leads a string quartet from the Rojas School of Music and guitarist Alvaro Bermudez for well-known songs such as Cucurrucucu, La Llorona, and Bésame Mucho.

November 13 at 2:00pm

Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU

Metropolitan Opera Star Karen Slack returns to perform on stage of the new Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU in My Sister’s Keeper, with award-winning pianist Michelle Cann. Recently, both Karen and Michelle received the 2022 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the Sphinx Organization. The medal recognizes extraordinary classical musicians of color and comes with a $50,000 career grant. My Sister’s Keeper will highlight the music of Margaret Bonds, Nadia & Lili Boulanger, Dorothy Rudd Moore and Florence Price to name a few.

“We are extremely excited to bring this thoughtfully curated program…to Fort Worth.” says Karen Slack. “This program represents what both Michelle and I strive to do on and off the stage. Giving voice and the spotlight to female composers who have too often been left out of the recital and concert hall.”

January 28, 2023 at 6:00pm

Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU

This profound work by Damien Geter was recently premiered May 7 by the Resonance Ensemble and Oregon Symphony, and is the first Requiem to honor African Americans who have lost their lives due to racial violence. Mr. Geter has integrated the traditional Latin Requiem with contemporary text, such as Ida B. Wells speech from 1909, Lynching is Color Line Murder, civil rights declarations, poetry, and the famous last words of Eric Garner and now George Floyd, “I can’t breathe”. The music is infused with elements of jazz, gospel, and spirituals. Presented in 19 movements, the Requiem will be conducted by Mr. Geter himself with soloists Bernard Holcomb, Karmesha Peake, Brandie Sutton, Thomas Cannon, poet and heARTivist Dr. S. Renee Mitchell, the Fort Worth Opera Chorus, prepared by Alfrelynn Roberts, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. This epic symphonic social commentary will honor past and present victims of racial violence and spur reflection on how to build a more hopeful future.

February, 2023, Time TBA

I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM & VPA

In February, Fort Worth Opera will continue its annual celebration of Black History Month, A Night of Black Excellence with a live performance curated by General Director Afton Battle at Fort Worth’s historic I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA. Featuring arias and songs exclusively by Black and Afro-Latino(a) composers, the event will be held within the 900-seat auditorium of one of Fort Worth’s most revered educational institutions. Opened in 1882, I.M. Terrell was the city’s first Black school during the era of formal racial segregation in the United States and has produced many prominent 20th century luminaries, including jazz musician Ornette Coleman, Civil Rights leader Vada Phillips Felder, and Tuskegee Airman Robert T. McDaniel. Performance details will be provided at a later date.  Single tickets are not yet available, but you may reserve your seat with the purchase of a subscription package!

April 14, 2023 at 7:00pm & April 16, 2023 at 2:00pm

I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM & VPA

First presented by FWO in 1958, and last seen in 1999, Giuseppe Verdi’s grandest opera AIDA, performs as a concert production with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Set in the Old Kingdom of Egypt, AIDA tells the fateful story of forbidden love between an enslaved Ethiopian princess, and an Egyptian military commander.  AIDA was commissioned by Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House and had its premiere there in December of 1871.

Making his debut with FWO as director is broadway and cabaret star T. Oliver Reid. He has spent the past 20 years working on Broadway shows which have amassed more than 20 Tony Awards. Elaine Rinaldi will also make her FWOpera debut as the first female conductor in our 75 year history! She is the founder and artistic director of Orchestra Miami, a professional symphonic ensemble based in Miami, Florida.

This larger-than-life concert production will feature Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago star Michelle Bradley in the title performance that earned her great acclaim in Prague, and the American operatic tenor Ben Gulley will sing the role of Radames. Grammy Award winning American mezzo soprano Tichina Vaughn, who has established an important presence among the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls and theaters will sing the role of Amneris. Grammy and Emmy-Award winning baritone Reginald Smith Jr. will sing the role of the Amonasro. Also in the cast are basses Kevin Thompson as the King, Kenneth Kellogg as Ramfis, soprano Adia Evans as the High Priestess and Nathanial Catasca as the Messenger.

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT! ONE-NIGHT-ONLY!

October 22 at 7:00pm

Rose Marine Theatre

Noche de Zarzuela will take us across the Atlantic for an evening of excerpts from Spain’s most beloved zarzuelas from composers Jacinto Guerrero, Frederico Moreno and Soutullo-Vert. Zarzuela is the traditional Spanish operatic artform, combing musical passages with spoken sections, similar to operetta. Zarzuela performances routinely sell out in Spain, and we are excited to introduce Fort Worth to these captivating works. Catalina Cuervo, Eduardo Rojas, and the Lesley Resident Artists will move the audience through beautiful passages from Los Gavilanes, La Leyenda del Beso, and audience favorite Luisa Fernanda. This one-night-only event is not part of the subscription.

We have recently updated our COVID policy, and while we continue to require masks at our events, we will no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.  Follow the link below for more information.

Fort Worth Opera’s 75th Anniversary Season will come to a close on June 30th, and as we prepare for the next season, we still need your help!  Together, we will continue forward with our mission to enrich people’s lives with performances and programs that educate, entertain, inspire, and expand the horizons of current and future audiences.

YOU are what makes Fort Worth Opera “The People’s Company” and we ask that you support our efforts with a gift in any amount – $25, $50, $100 or $500.  Your contribution will assist FWO in tremendous ways.

As always, we are grateful for your support and your patronage.

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