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Review: Il trovatore

There are two sides to every story, but it’s easy to pick a favorite when the fight is between a sniveling Count and a fiery gypsy. Verdi’s ever-popular Il trovatore, Houston Grand Opera’s last production of the season, shows why revenge is something to savor. First performed in Rome in 1853, the music in this opera is structured very differently from Wagner’s [...]...

Review: Falstaff

Send two identical love letters to two married women, and even a lovable scoundrel deserves to be dumped in the brook with the dirty laundry. There may be no honest, civil or sober men in Verdi’s Falstaff, but it makes for a hilarious opera, and Opera in the Heights’ production had the audience [...]...

New Gallery Opens

Dallas has another new art space in Deep Ellum. Liliana Bloch, the former director of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) and later gallery director for Kirk Hopper Fine Art, swung open the doors of her own gallery last week. The gallery’s its inaugural exhibition [...]...

Play On!

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announced this week their 2013-2014 concert season, a musical exploration of classical favorites, new works, and intriguing symphonic selections from other cultures. Major highlights include Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, the Dvořák Violin Concerto, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 [...]...