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Reviewed January 22, 2012
What You'll Get
Like a congressional filibuster, operas utilize lengthy monologues, entertain viewers for several hours, and are most poignant when sung. Take in unlegislated melodies with today's Groupon to the Fort Worth Opera's performances at Bass Performance Hall. Groupon holders must make an online reservation and pick up tickets at will call. Choose from the following shows and dates:
- For $40, you get two mezzanine tickets to The Mikado on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. (a $118 value).
- For $75, you get two orchestra tickets to The Mikado on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. (a $198 value).
- For $40, you get two mezzanine tickets to Il Trovatore on Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. (a $142 value).
- For $75, you get two orchestra tickets to Il Trovatore on Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. (a $232 value).
- For $40, you get two mezzanine tickets to The Mikado on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. (a $118 value).
- For $75, you get two orchestra tickets to The Mikado on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. (a $198 value).
Harmonizing since 1946, the Fort Worth Opera stages both classic and original operas each year during its four-week spring festival. The Mikado follows the wanderings of Nanki-Poo, who, having fled his father's court to escape an undesirable marriage, finds himself in the throes of a complicated triad of love, death, and groom's cake cancellation fees. One of Gilbert and Sullivan's most celebrated works, this two-act comedy forges a tale of love, politics, and mistaken identity against an exotic Japanese backdrop. Under the batoned tutelage of Conductor Joe Illick, the Fort Worth Opera adds several contemporary twists to this classic opera, such as Hello Kitty backpacks and skinny-jeans-clad sushi rolls.
Also conducted by Joe Illick, Il Trovatore narrates the story of a gypsy woman, Azucena, as she strives to avenge the wrongful death of her mother. The four-act Verdi opera set in Spain builds upon themes of love, jealousy, revenge and explores tragic death by duels, poisoning, beheading, burning at the stake, and chandelier-shattering vibrato. Tenacious tenor Dongwon Shin returns to the Fort Worth Opera as Manrico in this tragic tale.
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