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Houston Grand Opera Presents Hansel and Gretel on HGO Digital

Enchanting opera classic to be released this May On Friday, May 28, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will release Hansel and Gretel on HGO Digital. HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers calls Engelbert Humperdinck’s darkly enchanting classic, based on the fairy tale, one of the greatest and most beautiful operas ever written. This new version created for HGO’s digital studio—conducted by Maestro Summers and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz—will allow audiences to experience the work as never before, with live performances […]

Houston Grand Opera Presents Jeanine De Bique: In Concert

Houston Grand Opera presents Jeanine De Bique: In Concert this May.

Dazzling Trinidadian soprano gives a special virtual concert Houston Grand Opera (HGO) presents Jeanine De Bique: In Concert on May 14. Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique will join the HGO Orchestra, conducted by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers, on the stage of the Brown Theater for an evening of works by Handel and Mozart. This marks De Bique’s second appearance this season with HGO, as she also stars as Maria in HGO’s live, socially distanced singalong My Favorite […]

Houston Grand Opera presents Marian’s Song at Miller Outdoor Theatre This Spring

Houstonians can enjoy HGO’s 68th world premiere for free on May 14 and May 15 Continuing the annual company tradition of offering a spring performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present Marian’s Song for free on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15. Composed by Damien Sneed to a libretto by Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, Houston’s poet laureate emeritus, Marian’s Song debuted in March 2020 on the Wortham Theater Center’s Cullen stage as HGO’s 68th world premiere. Marian’s Song is based […]

Houston Grand Opera Presents My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sounds of Music on May 8

The company returns to live performance with a socially distanced singalong for the whole family to enjoy at the University of Houston Join Houston Grand Opera (HGO) on May 8 for a socially distanced singalong of all the popular songs from The Sound of Music at the University of Houston’s TDECU Stadium. My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sound of Music will feature selections from the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein II musical, performed by members of the principal […]

Houston Grand Opera presents Marian’s Song on HGO Digital

Houston Grand Opera presents Marian’s Song as part of the 2020-21 HGO Digital season

Chamber opera to be released this April On Friday, April 30, Houston Grand Opera will release Marian’s Song on HGO Digital. Composed by Damien Sneed to a libretto by Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, Houston’s poet laureate emeritus, Marian’s Song debuted in February 2020 on the Cullen stage as HGO’s 68th world premiere. Marian’s Song is based on the life of Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century, who broke racial barriers throughout her storied career. Now audiences can enjoy a […]

Houston Grand Opera Presents Live from The Cullen with Nicole Heaston

Nicole Heaston

The beloved soprano and HGO Studio alumna gives a virtual recital Houston Grand Opera (HGO) presents the April installment of Live from The Cullen on April 9. Tune in to HGO Digital and be transported to the Wortham Theater Center’s Cullen Theater for a performance by beloved soprano and HGO Studio alumna Nicole Heaston.            Heaston has had a storied international career, but she always comes back to her hometown of Houston and HGO, including performing the role […]

Houston Grand Opera Announces Next Season’s 2021–22 HGO Studio Artist

Nine returning members and three new artists complete the prestigious program After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce the three new singers and nine returning artists who will train with the HGO Studio for 2021–22. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers and pianist/coaches who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to […]

Houston Grand Opera Announces a New, Socially Distanced Outdoor Performance and Additions to the HGO Digital Season

The organization will host a special singalong, My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sound of Music, at the University of Houston’s TDECU Stadium in May A virtual concert featuring Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique and the HGO Orchestra is now also set for May  Houstonian and acclaimed soprano Nicole Heaston joins the lineup for HGO Digital’s Live from The Cullen recital series in April  HGO adds Marian’s Song, its 68th world premiere, to the HGO Digital series for April […]

Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert of Arias 2021 Audience Choice Winner

Brittany Olivia Logan presented with Audience Choice in the 33rd Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce soprano Brittany Olivia Logan as the Audience Choice winner in this year’s Concert of Arias, the 33rd annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers. During the program, the organization had a technical glitch with the text-to-vote Audience Choice Award. All votes cast during the program were discarded, and voting reopened at 10:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February […]

Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert of Arias 2021 Winners

Singers awarded top honors of 33rd Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Concert of Arias, the 33rd Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers. For the first time in company history, there was no audience present as finalists performed live from the Wortham Theater Center. Instead, the competition was livestreamed on HGO’s social platforms and MarqueeTV. The evening’s host, world-renowned soprano Tamara Wilson, kept viewers apprised of all the […]