The Fort Worth Opera opened last weekend with a bang! If you don’t believe us, they have plenty of reviews besides our own to back up that claim. (Check out all of the opening weekend reviews on FWO.org) And this week, in conjunction with Everyday Opera, is Fort Worth Opera Week!
It would be bad form, and near impossible, to kick off Fort Worth Opera Week without talking a little more about the city of Fort Worth! Last week we told you about some places to eat and drink, but for those that travel, eating and drinking isn’t the only thing you want to do when you go to a new city. For a good start at learning about an insider’s view of Fort Worth, the Concierge Questionnaire has two Fort Worth “Qs” from Darren K. Woods, Fort Worth Opera General Director, and our own David Weuste, Rosebrook Classical Social Media Manager. They are both worth a read and give good insight into the city. They are also fun!
We highly recommend checking out The Concierge Q anytime you’re going to be traveling!
Much like was talked about on Everyday Opera Radio last Friday (make sure to tune in this week to listen to Darren Woods), Fort Worth gives people a little bit of everything! If you are coming for the Opera Festival/Fort Worth Opera Week, and only want your trip to be arts-related, you could do something “artsy” everyday and never got to same place twice (except for the opera of course).
Fort Worth is home to some exquisite museums, most notably headlined by the famous Kimball Art Museum. But there is more than the Kimball! Just next door in the Arts/Cultural District is the Modern Art Museum, and right up from these two museums is the Amon Carter Museum! Or if you don’t feel like leaving Sundance Square downtown by the Bass Hall, you could walk on over to the Sid Richardson Museum downtown! And these museums are just scratching the surface!
Fort Worth is also home to many wonderful theater companies! You’ve got Casa Manana, Jubilee, Circle, Amphibian Stage Productions, and many more! There’s also the Texas Ballet, and a wonderful Fort Worth Modern Dance company.
But if that isn’t enough, if you come in the later weeks of the Festival, you could even time your trip to line up with some of the Fort Worth Symphony’s Concerts in the Garden Series at the Fort Worth Botannical Gardens!
But if you think that might be Arts overkill, remember, Fort Worth is Cowtown, so you’ve got all kinds of options!
So hope everyone’s Fort Worth Opera Week is going well so far, and help the FWO continue the celebration by tweeting the #FWOpera hashtag, visiting their Facebook Page, and visiting EverydayOpera.com!