Noches de Ópera Events

Each generation tells stories that capture the spirit of an era. Through art and expression we celebrate those narratives both old and new, as they give voice to the human experience. Our culture is enriched by its heritage and shaped by tradition, but the strength and vibrancy of our community lies within its diversity. The time has come to celebrate one another and tell new stories for a new generation. It is time for Noches de Ópera. 

A bold new initiative, Fort Worth Opera’s Noches de Ópera is a historic, four-year commitment to the exploration and production of contemporary Spanish–language operas, presented alongside an engaging line-up of community outreach programs. Through the powerful art of musical storytelling, Noches de Ópera strives to foster dialogue and inclusiveness, reach new audiences, and build stronger connections within the Latino community, while honoring the beauty of Fort Worth’s rich cultural mosaic.

Events

The History of Tango (Dallas)

source site Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6pm to 8pm

Part musical journey, part academic lecture, this fascinating night of movement and sound will explore the birth of tango during the 19th century, as it developed in the brothels and cafes of Buenos Aires. Ethnomusicology PhD student José R. Torres-Ramos of the University of North Texas will delve into the history and the evolution of tango, exploring its origin as a dance between two men, into an elegant, international expression of love, lust, and desire. The History of Tango will also feature dazzling performances by George and Jairelbhi Furlong, acclaimed dance partners and tango instructors at Studio 22 Dallas.

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Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, Texas 75204
Tickets for this event are FREE, but RSVP’s are strongly encouraged.

Performances

María de Buenos Aires

Never before has composer Astor Piazzolla and librettist-poet Horacio Ferrer’s sexy, tango opera, María de Buenos Aires, been presented by an opera company in North Texas – until now. Festival audiences will be invited to step onto the stage of Bass Performance Hall and into the intoxicating underworld of Buenos Aires, as a sultry, young woman named Maria finds herself seduced by the sounds and rhythm of tango.