HOUSTON – January 23, 2019 – Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is offering free tickets to its winter performances to federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown from now through Feb. 8. These productions include Florencia en el Amazonas and The Pearl Fishers, both playing at the Wortham Theater Center. Those eligible can reserve one pair of tickets per person per production, subject to availability.
Complimentary tickets are available for the following performances:
- Florencia en el Amazonas– Jan. 26, Jan. 30, and Feb. 3
- The Pearl Fishers– Jan. 25, Jan. 27, Feb. 2, Feb. 5, and Feb. 8.
A valid government ID must be presented when collecting tickets at the box office. Quantities are limited, and the offer may be revoked at any time.
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.
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.