Plácido Domingo to Lead Fort Worth Opera National Artistic Council

By Francisco Salazar

The Fort Worth Opera has announced the creation of the Fort Worth Opera National Artistic Council.

The new council will be led by Plácido Domingo and will be composed of renowned artists, classical musicians, and directors. The purpose will be to provide ongoing support and guidance to FWOpera regarding artistic endeavors and educational programs that impact the city of Fort Worth.

It will also help keep FWOpera informed of larger trends within the opera world, as the company starts its 72nd year and writes its next great chapter.

The Council is also designed to establish a long-term relationship with FWOpera, and it will become an integral part of its foundation going forward. Members will make recommendations about singers and repertoire in conjunction with the vision of the company’s General Director and its staff. They will receive and evaluate input from the Fort Worth community, acting as a liaison to other professionals in the opera field on behalf of the organization. The Council will also serve as a resource and advocate for the opera company and will assist in crafting long-range strategic plans for Fort Worth Opera in conjunction with current initiatives, like the company’s bold, four-year celebration of Spanish-language operas, Latino culture, and heritage, Noches de Ópera.

Plácido Domingo said in a statement, “I am honored to be named Chairman of the Fort Worth Opera National Artistic Council. As the company enters an exciting new era, I am thrilled to join my fellow artists in guiding Fort Worth Opera’s bright and hopeful future. Together, with your support, we can continue the company’s proud tradition of innovation and artistic excellence for generations to come.”