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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 […]

Houston Grand Opera hosts virtual summer camp Discover Opera

Online offering begins June 14 for youth ages 12-19 Beginning on June 14, youth aged 12-19 are invited to attend Houston Grand Opera’s (HGO) virtual summer camp, Discover Opera. As part of the camp, participants will collaborate to produce one-minute operatic videos inspired by the viral videos of TikTok star Daniel Mertzlufft. Daniel, along with composers Faye Chiao, Douglas Buchanan, and Emma Wine, will compose songs based on texts generated by campers who will then perform and record their songs. There are two camp experiences available. The Explorer […]

Houston Grand Opera hosts virtual summer camp Discover Opera

Online offering begins June 14 for youth ages 12-19 Beginning on June 14, youth aged 12-19 are invited to attend Houston Grand Opera’s (HGO) virtual summer camp, Discover Opera. As part of the camp, participants will collaborate to produce one-minute operatic videos inspired by the viral videos of TikTok star Daniel Mertzlufft. Daniel, along with composers Faye Chiao, Douglas Buchanan, and Emma Wine, will compose songs based on texts generated by campers who will then perform and record their songs. There are two camp experiences available. […]

Houston Grand Opera Announces Triumphant Return to Live Performances at the Wortham Theater Center for the 2021-22 Season

After an all-virtual 2020-21 season through HGO Digital, the company will present six highly anticipated productions live at The Wortham Theater Center  The upcoming season presents the HGO revival of the beloved Carmen, the exciting world premiere of The Snowy Day, a reimagined The Magic Flute, the gripping drama Dialogues of the Carmelites, and new productions of Turandot and Romeo and Juliet  Following its successful inaugural season, HGO Digital returns for 2021-22 to complement the company’s mainstage season Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its 2021-22 […]

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 […]