Leave the kids at home for this one. At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Fort Worth Opera Festival winds down with a final performance of Mark Adamo’s racy modern opera Lysistrata. Based on a 5th-century Greek play, this 21st-century American opera is a retelling of the classic tale of sex withheld until war is concluded. In Adamo’s version, the themes of sex and war (or, rather, pacifism) ignite the backdrop for an expanded tale centering on the relationship between Lysia and the Athenian leader Nico. Bonus: It’s in English, so you don’t have to bother with reading subtitles. The opera will be performed at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St. Tickets range from $18 to $160, and they’re available at fwopera.org or by calling 1-877-396-7372.
Sun., June 3, 2012