Wortham Theater Center

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]