Fort Worth Opera (FWO) is thrilled to announce today the extraordinary line-up of dynamic artists headlining A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future, an all-star virtual benefit concert to celebrate Black History Month. FWO proudly honors the rich cultural legacy, inspiring contributions, and trailblazing talents of Black musicians, composers, and librettists. On Sunday, February 21, at 2:00 pm CST, the company will pay tribute to Black brilliance through music, dance, and spoken word poetry with performances by some of the greatest Black opera singers and artists of our generation. Produced by Charles W. Bush, Founder of Appointed Productions, and directed by Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, FWO Manager of Education & Community Engagement, FWO’s virtual benefit concert will be one of the highlights of the 2021 season.Continue reading
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Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today the thrilling cast and artistic team behind the company’s production of Astor Piazzolla’s tango opera, María de Buenos Aires, which opens the 2018 Fort Worth Opera Festival on April 27, 2018. Praised for her “smouldering stage presence” (New York Times), and richly-hued voice” (BBC Music Magazine), Argentinean mezzo-soprano Solange Merdinian stars as the ill-fated María, a young woman living in the slums of Buenos Aires, who finds herself seduced by the sounds of tango.
Commanding Mexican-American baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco, reprises his acclaimed role of El Payador, the traveling, romantic balladeer. Rounding out this talented cast is three-time Emmy-winning journalist, SuperLatina TV host, and best-selling author Gaby Natale, who plays the mischievous El Duende. Continue reading