Houston Grand Opera Presents 2018-2019 Studio Showcase

Performances December 9 & 10

What: The Houston Grand Opera Studio presents its annual Studio Showcase on December 9 and 10 in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center.

The Showcase will feature fully staged operatic scenes, including excerpts from the 2018 – 19 season repertoire, along with selections from operas including Eugene Onegin, Semele, and Don Carlo. HGO Studio artists will perform in the original languages with projected English translations.

The Houston Grand Opera Studio is one of the most respected young artist programs in the country. For more than 40 years, it has served promising singers and pianist/coaches, providing a bridge between full-time training and full-fledged operatic careers. During a residency of up to three years, each performer receives customized training from an expert team while gaining invaluable performance experience at the highest level.

Who: HGO Studio artists Yelena Dyachek, Dorothy Gal, Nardus Williams, Lindsay Kate Brown, Leia Lensing, Richard Trey Smagur, Thomas Glass, Geoffrey Hahn, Daniel Noyola, Jonathan Gmeinder, Kyle Naig, and Blair Salter

When: Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2:30 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas St. Houston, TX 77002

Tariff: All tickets are on sale now for $20, and free for 2018-19 season subscribers and patrons. Please visit HGO.org to reserve tickets.

HGO Studio Artists will present Studio Showcase on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 at the Cullen Theater in the Wortham Theater Center. Photo by Lynn Lane.

About Houston Grand Opera

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is one of the largest, most innovative, and most highly acclaimed opera companies in the United States. HGO was the only American finalist for Opera Company of the Year at the 2017 International Opera Awards. In fulfilling its mission to advance the operatic art to serve an ever-evolving audience, HGO has led the field in
commissioning new works (65 world premieres to date) and in training and nurturing promising young artists and administrators. The company contributes to the cultural enrichment of Houston and the nation through a diverse and
innovative program of performances, community events, and education projects that reaches the widest possible public. HGO’s pioneering community engagement initiative, HGOco, has served as a model for other arts organizations.

The NEXUS Initiative is HGO’s multi-year ticket underwriting program that allows Houstonians of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy opera without the barrier of price. Since 2007, NEXUS has enabled more than 250,000 Houstonians to experience superlative opera through discounted single tickets and subscriptions, subsidized student performances, and free productions.

HGO has toured extensively and has won a Tony, two Grammy awards, and three Emmy awards. It is the only opera company to win all three honors.