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Digital Opera Is Here to Stay: Houston Grand Opera Returns with HGO Digital

Following its successful inaugural season, HGO Digital returns for 2021-22 to complement the company’s mainstage season Following the success of its debut digital season, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce the return of HGO Digital, the Sarah and Ernest Butler Performance Series. The inaugural season of HGO Digital replaced the company’s 2020-21 mainstage performances during the COVID-19 pandemic. After an enthusiastic reception, the company is bringing back HGO Digital for 2021-22. The organization, long dedicated to breaking down barriers that surround the artform, has discovered […]

From Page to Stage to Livestream – Houston Grand Opera Celebrates the World Premiere of The Snowy Day with Historic Opening Night

The highly anticipated opera premieres at The Wortham Theater Center and in homes on December 9 With excitement building as the world premiere of The Snowy Day nears, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce the Opening Night livestream of this new company-commissioned work. Continuing its mission of breaking down barriers to the artform, this historic moment for the company arrives just in time for the holidays. On December 9, HGO will not only premiere highly […]

Houston Grand Opera Opens Dialogues of the Carmelites on January 14 

Director Francesca Zambello returns to HGO to helm the Houston premiere On January 14, 2022, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will open Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. Dialogues of the Carmelites, Poulenc’s tragedy in two parts, takes place during the French Revolution and asks the question: what makes a martyr? Seeking to protect herself from the guillotine, young aristocrat Blanche leaves her family and trembles her way to the Carmelite convent. But as the bedridden prioress admonishes the fearful Blanche, it is nuns […]

Houston Grand Opera Opens Dialogues of the Carmelites on January 14 

Director Francesca Zambello returns to HGO to helm the Houston premiere On January 14, 2022, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will open Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. Photo caption: Houston Grand Opera presents Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites with four performances from January 14 through January 22 at the Wortham Center. Photo credit: Scott Suchman Dialogues of the Carmelites, Poulenc’s tragedy in two parts, takes place during the French Revolution and asks the question: what makes a martyr? Seeking to protect herself from the guillotine, young aristocrat Blanche leaves her family and trembles her way to the Carmelite […]

From Page to Stage—Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere of The Snowy Day this December

HGO creates 71st world premiere with new opera based on the beloved children’s book by Ezra Jack Keats Houston Grand Opera presents the highly anticipated world premiere of The Snowy Day December 9th through 19th at Houston’s Wortham Theater Center. Created by composer Joel Thompson and librettist Andrea Davis Pinkney, The Snowy Day is based on the classic children’s book by Ezra Jack Keats. Written in 1962 and awarded the Caldecott medal in 1963, The Snowy Day broke the color barrier in mainstream publishing by being embraced […]

Houston Grand Opera Hosts Renowned Tenor Jonas Kaufmann in One Night Only Concert and Gala Event

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International Star Jonas Kaufmann Takes the Stage in Texas for the First Time Ever on October 6 Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to present An Evening with Jonas Kaufmann, a special, one-night event with international tenor Jonas Kaufmann on October 6, 2021, at the Wortham Theater Center. Kaufmann’s highly anticipated HGO debut, and first-ever Houston performance, is the chance of a lifetime for opera lovers. Hailed as “the world’s greatest tenor” by The Telegraph, Jonas Kaufmann is known for his […]

Houston Grand Opera Returns to Live Performance with Carmen

Audience favorite opens HGO’s 67th season On October 22, 2021, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will celebrate its return to live performance at the Wortham Theater Center with audience favorite Carmen. A tragedy of obsessive love, Bizet’s Carmen from 1875 is considered the most popular opera in the world today. It is impossible not to smile with recognition when the well-known first notes of the prelude ring out from the orchestra. Mezzo-soprano and HGO Studio alumna Carolyn Sproule takes on the […]

Single Tickets for Houston Grand Opera’s 2021–22 Season Now on Sale

HGO presents six highly anticipated productions in triumphant return to live performance at The Wortham Theater Center Tickets on sale for one-night only concert event featuring international superstar Jonas Kaufmann Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is now offering single tickets to the 2021–22 season at HGO.org. After an all-virtual 2020–21 season through HGO Digital, the company will launch its triumphant return to live performance at The Wortham Theater Center on October 22, 2021. HGO’s mainstage 2021–22 season […]

Khori Dastoor Joins Houston Grand Opera as the Company’s New General Director and CEO

Photo: Khori Dastoor at Houston Grand Opera | Photo credit: Lynn Lan

Dastoor brings her unique, forward-thinking strategic vision and innovative approach to Houston Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce the appointment of Khori Dastoor as the company’s new General Director and CEO, and holder of the Margaret Alkek Williams Chair. She will assume her new role with HGO full-time as of January 2022. Dastoor began her operatic career performing in the U.S. and internationally as a lyric soprano before pursuing a trailblazing career in […]

Houston Grand Opera Hosts Renowned Tenor Jonas Kaufmann in One Night Only Concert and Gala Event

International Star Jonas Kaufmann Takes the Stage in Texas for the First Time Ever on October 6 Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce An Evening with Jonas Kaufmann, a special, one-night event with international tenor Jonas Kaufmann on October 6, 2021, at the Wortham Theater Center. Kaufmann’s highly anticipated HGO debut, and first-ever Houston performance, is the chance of a lifetime for opera lovers. Hailed as “the world’s greatest tenor” by The Telegraph, Jonas Kaufmann is known for his voice […]