Best Wishes to Seattle Opera and the Fort Worth Opera Festival!

by James Hampton

May is certainly an exciting month for new opera! Rapidly following our “triumphant” and “stunning” premiere of Jake Heggie’s and Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick, we want to wish our colleagues in Seattle and Fort Worth all the best on their upcoming premieres.

Amelia, a new opera by composer Daron Aric Hagen, librettist Gardner McFall, and Dramaturg Stephen Wadsworth will have its world premiere at the Seattle Opera on May 8th, 2010. We especially want to wish TDO veterans Nathan Gunn and Bill Burden a hearty Toi! Toi! Toi! Be sure to check out Seattle Opera’s website for production and behind the scenes information.

The Fort Worth Opera Festival presents the world premiere of Jorge Martín’s Before Night Falls on May 29th. We want to extend an enthusiastic “In bocca al lupo!” to Jesus Garcia. Jesus took second place in our Guild’s Vocal Competition a few years back when he was a student at the University of North Texas. We are delighted to see him back in the Metroplex. For complete information about Before Night Falls and the entire Fort Worth Opera Festival, be sure to check out their website.

James Hampton
Artistic Services Manager

One Response to Best Wishes to Seattle Opera and the Fort Worth Opera Festival!

Jonathan Dean says: May 3, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Thank you kindly, James, on behalf of Seattle Opera! Congratulations from all of us to Jake Heggie, Gene Scheer, and the entire Dallas company–especially Seattle favorites Ben Heppner, Robert Orth, and Morgan Smith.
–Jonathan Dean, Seattle Opera