Friday, May 11, 2012
Opera preview: Fort Worth Opera Festival
All the opera you could ever hope to see.
It’s time to get fancy, fellas. The Fort Worth Opera Festival begins its 66th season Saturday.
Over the next four weekends, you have the opportunity to catch four singing masterpieces.
In Tosca (playing four times between May 12 and June 2 at Bass Performance Hall), you’ll get your most traditional opera experience. Big sets. Big chorus. Big sopranos. All with enough lust, deceit, and revenge to make you forget Desperate Housewives is ending this Sunday.
The Marriage of Figaro (playing at Bass Hall three times between May 19 and June 1) will make you ROTOHFL (roll on the opera house floor laughing). It’s what happens when happily ever after, well, isn’t.
And finally, Lysistrata (playing May 26 and June 3 at Bass Hall) is a contemporary opera (and the regional premiere) about the Athenian and Spartan women who refuse to put out until their men stop starting wars.
The composers of Three Decembers (Jake Heggie) and Lysistrata (Mark Adamo) are openly gay, too, so expect a few inside jokes that only we will understand.
Just don’t expect them to be as obvious as they were in Sean Cody: The Opera.
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