Opera On Kennedy Assassination Commissioned

FORT WORTH (January 10, 2013)--An opera has been commissioned on the final day of President John F. Kennedy's life before his assassination in 1963 in Dallas.

In a statement, the Fort Worth Opera said the opera was commissioned from composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek.

The working title is "JFK" and the premiere is planned during the company's 2016 spring festival season.

The statement said the work will "tell the story of the lives and relationships" of those connected to Kennedy "with a focus on their moments in Fort Worth the morning before his fateful trip to Dallas."

The composition is planned to cap the Fort Worth Opera's 70th anniversary season as part of a 10-year "Opera of the Americas" series.

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