|Photos by Rachel Parker|
Any opera directed by John de los Santos promises to be entertaining and an oft-static work like Pearl Fishers needs the touch of someone who can direct AND choreograph. De los Santos' non-stop action in the Mikado at the Festival in 2011 had audiences rolling in the aisles. We've heard that his dance scenes are magnificent. Throw in a shirtless Lee Poulis with his pants hanging low on his torso and you have an operatic feast for the eyes and the ears.
|Justin Hopkins and the dancers from Fort Worth Opera's Pearl Fishers|
There are additional performances on April 27 and May 2 and tickets are available online.
|Dan Kempson, Lt. Gordon in Fort Worth's Silent Night|
|Aaron Sørensen, the French General in Silent Night: "Il est mignon!"|
You can listen to the entire opera online at composer Kevin Puts' website.