Fort Worth Opera to Present Morris Robinson in Concert

By Francisco Salazar

 Fort Worth Opera is set to offer ‘An Evening with Morris Robinson.’

This one-night-only performance on June 18, 2024 at the Kimbell Art Museum will feature the bass performing works from the classical canon alongside traditional Black spirituals in honor of Juneteenth. Pianist Caren Levine will accompany Robinson.

In a statement, Fort Worth Opera General & Artistic Director Angela Turner Wilson said, “We are grateful for this opportunity to pay homage to the vision and legacy of Opal Lee, the ‘Grandmother of Juneteenth,’ and to offer our community the chance to experience a one-of-a-kind voice, the voice of an artist whose life tells such an extraordinary American story.”

Robinson will appear in Fort Worth directly after an engagement with the Los Angeles Opera, where he is featured as Timur in Puccini’s “Turandot.” He is set to perform Verdi’s “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera in a new production by Michael Mayer.