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Review: Dallas Opera’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ an effervescent delight


Karen Almond, Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera opened its new season with a sparkling Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s comic masterpiece, last weekend. The production is musically tight, dramatically taut and scenically opulent. It is also very funny. Read more

Theater review: ‘Miracle on South Division Street’

Theatre Arlington

Eric Younkin Photography

Despite its title, this show doesn’t have anything to do with the Division Street in Arlington or much to do with miracles (the Cowboys have already used up that city’s quota of those this season). Read more

Review: Anna-Bella Papp’s sculptural objects at the Nasher

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It is odd how a common material presented in an unusual but not unremarkable way can look so completely new. Such was the case in viewing the sculptural works of Anna-Bella Papp at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Her exhibition, “Sightings: Anna-Bella Papp,” opened over the weekend in ... Read more

Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra


Special to the Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s arrangement with Vadym Kholodenko is already paying dividends. The winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn competition appeared with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the orchestra in Bass Hall on Friday night and gave a grand demonstration of his musical gift. Read more

Review: Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society presents Denis Azabagic

Denis Azabagic

Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society

It is apparently hard to rattle Denis Azabagic. Read more

Review: Hall Ensemble gives enjoyable, informal concert at coffee house


Brad Loper

Someone undoubtedly had history in mind when planning Sunday evening’s opening of the Hall Ensemble’s fourth season. Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth


Cliburn Foundation

To title a program two-thirds of which is devoted to masterpieces of Mozart and Beethoven “French Romantics Plus” seems a little perverse, especially when the remaining one-third is music by Fauré. Read more

Review: 'Sleeping Beauty' entertaining, but long

Texas Ballet Theater Sleeping Beauty review


If you want to introduce your children to everything classical ballet has to offer, then you won’t do any better than Texas Ballet Theater’s The Sleeping Beauty, which opened the 2014-15 season at Bass Hall on Friday night. It has sweeping music (with the Fo... Read more

Review: Schola Cantorum gives deeply moving concert of African-American spirituals

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Star-Telegram archives

Schola Cantorum of Texas mined one of the richest veins of American music on Sunday evening, presenting a program of African-American spirituals in Grapevine’s First United Methodist Church. Read more

Review: Music of Lowell Liebermann at Cliburn at the Modern

The Cliburn at the Modern series, which focuses on the music of living composers, put its spotlight Saturday afternoon on a master of listenable music, Lowell Liebermann. Read more

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