Five Innovative Composer-Librettist Teams Selected for Fort Worth Opera’s Seventh New Works Showcase

By Francisco Salazar

The Fort Worth Opera has announced the names of the five composer and librettist teams whose unpublished works have been selected for the company’s seventh annual new works series, Frontiers.

This year the operas selected were composer and librettist Steven Aldredge’s “The Hatfield-McCoy Triptychs,” composer Paul Fowler and librettist Andrew Flack’s “Behold the Man,” composer and librettist Brian Rosen’s “Death of a Playboy,” composer and librettist Tony Solitro’s “Triangle,” and composer Patrick Soluri and librettist Deborah Brevoort’s “Albert Nobbs,” which was previously an Oscar-nominated film.

“I am delighted to announce that we will be featuring five innovative composer-librettist teams for our seventh season of Frontiers,” FWO Artistic Director Joe Illick said in a press release. “This year’s showcase will be held at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden auditorium, a true acoustic jewel in Fort Worth’s cultural district, which we discovered over the past few seasons.”

The Frontiers program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and held during the final week of the 2019 Fort Worth Opera Festival.

The selected pieces will be presented in two separate showcases on Wednesday, May 8 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Thursday, May 9 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Auditorium.