Houston Grand Opera

HGO to Explore the Invisible World of Homelessness in World-Premiere Opera Another City

Company to stage the immersive, site-specific production, which shares stories of unhoused Houstonians, at Ecclesia Houston from March 9 through 11, 2023 Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will stage its 74th world-premiere opera, Another City, on March 9, 10, and 11, with performances at the downtown campus of Ecclesia Houston. Created through extensive first-hand research by composer Jeremy Howard Beck and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, Another City asks audiences to bear witness to the unheard and misunderstood experiences of unhoused Houstonians, as the opera presents […]

Houston Grand Opera Presents Sensory-Friendly Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers in Partnership with the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC

Saturday, February 4 Fun-filled, family-friendly opera performance free to the public with reservation Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present a sensory-friendly performance of Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers, part of its Opera to Go! series specifically designed to create a welcoming and supportive environment for families with members on the autism spectrum and other sensory sensitivities, at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC on Saturday, February 4. The event is free and open to the public. […]

Houston Grand Opera Brings Back Massenet’s Werther for First Staging in More Than Four Decades

A series of important HGO debuts headline the stunning, rarely seen opera On January 27, 2023, Houston Grand Opera continues its remarkable winter repertoire with Massenet’s seldomly seen masterpiece, Werther. Premiered in 1892 and based on Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther, the tragic opera about unrequited love returns to HGO for the first time since 1979 with this production from French director Benoît Jacquot, making his HGO debut. The elegant, Romantic-era opera turns the emotional urgency of Goethe’s novel into a musical […]

Houston Grand Opera Opens Winter Repertoire with Vibrant Production of The Marriage of Figaro

Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage’s production of the classic Mozart opera showcases ’60s-inspired setting On January 13, 2023, Houston Grand Opera kicks off its winter repertoire with Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage’s vibrant production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, which re-sets the class-conscious comedy in late ’60s Francoist Spain. Full of bright colors and costumes evoking the Moroccan influence on the country, this updated production, first staged by HGO in 2016, synthesizes transcendent music and lively performances […]

Houston Grand Opera Opens Winter Repertoire with Vibrant Production of The Marriage of Figaro

Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage’s production of the classic Mozart opera showcases ’60s-inspired setting On January 13, 2023, Houston Grand Opera kicks off its winter repertoire with Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage’s vibrant production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, which re-sets the class-conscious comedy in late ’60s Francoist Spain. Full of bright colors and costumes evoking the Moroccan influence on the country, this updated production, first staged by HGO in 2016, synthesizes transcendent music and lively […]

Houston Grand Opera Offers Tickets Starting at $30 for Popular Mariachi Opera, El Milagro del Recuerdo

Experience this Houston holiday favorite with great deals from HGO Tickets to Houston Grand Opera’s heartwarming, family-friendly mariachi opera, El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering are in high demand and currently available, starting at $30 per ticket. The HGO holiday production opens Thursday, December 8 and runs through Sunday, December 18, and allows Houston audiences a special opportunity to see a full-scale opera at these attractive price points. El Milagro del Recuerdo tickets are on sale now at HGO.org […]

Houston Grand Opera’s Popular Mariachi Opera, El Milagro del Recuerdo, Returns on December 8

Javier Martínez and Leonard Foglia’s family-friendly, HGO-commissioned original opera comes home for the holidays. On December 8, 2022, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) welcomes the holiday season with the return of composer Javier Martínez and librettist Leonard Foglia’s heartwarming, family-friendly, company-commissioned mariachi opera, El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering. Only the third mariachi opera ever to be written, El Milagro del Recuerdo made its celebrated world premiere in 2019 and has now become a Houston holiday tradition. It is a prequel to the world’s first […]

Houston Grand Opera Collaborates with Local Artist Reginald Adams in Labyrinth Series for Seeking the Human Spirit Initiative

Free community events to feature local poets, spoken word artists, and musicians Houston Grand Opera, in partnership with Houston First, invites community members to tour a series of labyrinths created by local artist Reginald Adams during the opening nights of upcoming productions The Wreckers, El Milagro del Recuerdo, Werther, and Salome. Local poets, spoken word artists, and musicians will contribute to the experience by curating a multisensory atmosphere of deep reflection, meditation, and discovery for all on Fish Plaza outside Wortham Theater Center. […]

Houston Grand Opera to Host Annual Holiday Celebration at Discovery Green

The company’s Carols on the Green Sing-Along, Transforming the Human Spirit through Song, to take place on Dec. 3 Houston Grand Opera invites the entire city to join together for Transforming the Human Spirit through Song, the company’s annual Carols on the Green sing-along at Discovery Green. Part of HGO’s Seeking the Human Spirit initiative, the family-friendly holiday event is free and open to the public. Led by soloists from the company’s original mariachi opera, El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle […]

Houston Grand Opera’s Popular Mariachi Opera, El Milagro del Recuerdo, Returns on December 8

Javier Martínez and Leonard Foglia’s family-friendly, HGO-commissioned original opera comes home for the holidays. What:   On December 8, 2022, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) welcomes the holiday season with the return of composer Javier Martínez and librettist Leonard Foglia’s heartwarming, family-friendly, company-commissioned mariachi opera, El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering. Only the third mariachi opera ever to be written, El Milagro del Recuerdo made its celebrated world premiere in 2019 and has now become a Houston holiday tradition. It is a […]