Fort Worth Opera announced today the lineup of its 2017 Festival season.

"The 2017 Festival season, running April 15 - May 7, will include the classic Carmen by Georges Bizet; the contemporary Cruzar la Cara de la Luna; and the regional premiere of 2014 Frontiers winner, Voir Dire...

...The 2017 Opera Unbound production is Voir Dire, written by composer Matthew Peterson and librettist Jason Zencka, Voir Dire was selected as a winner of the 2014 FWOpera Frontiers showcase, and returns to the Festival stage this season for its regional premiere. Adapted from various court cases witnessed by the librettist during his time as a crime reporter, the opera takes place in a courtroom and plays out in a series of colorful vignettes that give audiences an insider's look into the fascinating , hilarious and often insanely bizarre world of legal drama . The small ensemble cast features Nate Mattingly ( Hamlet, Frontiers ) and the Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists, Anna Laurenzo ( Buried Alive I Embedded, Frontiers ), Trevor Martin ( The Barber of Seville, Frontiers ) , Christina Pecce, and Andrew Surrena. Co-produced with Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, Voir Dire will be directed by FWOpera favorite David Gately (Lo Traviata, The Barber of Seville) and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman in his FWOpera debut."

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