Theater

Ho Ho Humbug at Hobby Center

TUTS Underground presents Striking 12, a very un-Christmas Christmas show.

12/14/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Dance

The Company You Keep

Houston City Dance shows life behind the curtain with Password Required.

12/01/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

Little Prince, Big Dreams

HGO layers on fantasy and illusion with its updated operatic version of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's transcendent tale.

11/30/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Early Music

Homage to the Sun King

Ars Lyrica tips a cap to France's King Louis XIV and his love for the arts.

11/13/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Classical

Understanding Genius

The Elias String Quartet peels back the layers of Beethoven's most revered works.

11/02/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Design

Dreaming Up a Classic

Concept illustrator Carl Sprague leans on tradition for Moscow Ballet's The Nutcracker.

10/27/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

Heartbreak Warfare

HGO opens its season with a dramatic duo of shows.

10/15/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Theater

Into The Breach

Classical Theatre Company opens its season with a gender-bending take on Henry V.

10/05/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

From Sketch to Stage

A behind-the-seams look at HGO's costume department

09/24/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

Slip The Surly Bonds of Earth

HGO composer Gregory Spears talks his latest piece O Columbia, a tale of discovery and wonderment.

09/15/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

Enter Maestro

Opera in the Heights' Eiki Isomura settles in for his first full season as principal conductor.

09/10/2015 By Sydney Boyd

profile

Making Music with Wine Glasses and Washcloths

Innovative percussionist Brandon Bell takes contemporary performance beyond the concert hall.

05/01/2015 By Sydney Boyd

opera

Review: Sweeney Todd, the Not-Demonic-Enough Barber of Fleet Street

Houston Grand Opera's production of the Stephen Sondheim classic captures the musical's humor, but misses the menace.

04/27/2015 By Sydney Boyd

opera

Review: HGO's Die Walküre Offers More Subdued Take on Wagner

Compared to last year's bombastic Rheingold, the Fura dels Baus Walküre plays up the composer's sensitive side.

04/20/2015 By Sydney Boyd

choral work

The "Singing Revolution" Comes To Houston

Inspired by the Baltic nations' musical protests against the Soviet Union in the 1980s, the Houston Chamber Choir performs works by living Baltic composers.

02/19/2015 By Sydney Boyd

investigation

What the Hell's Going On at Opera in the Heights?

Gossip, accusations, conspiracy theories, a high mortality rate. Is this opera or real life?

02/12/2015 By Sydney Boyd

opera

Review: HGO's Magic Flute Has Great Singing But Not Much Else

Houston tenor David Portillo shines as Tamino, but production and conducting are lackluster.

02/02/2015 By Sydney Boyd

opera

Review: Brilliant Ana María Martínez Shines In Madame Butterfly

The Puerto Rican soprano returns to Houston Grand Opera in Puccini's beloved masterpiece.

01/26/2015 By Sydney Boyd

classical music

Guitar and Voice Virtuosos Visit Menil For Concert of English Music

Eliot Fisk and Nicholas Phan will perform songs by British composers from John Dowland to Benjamin Britten.

01/23/2015 By Sydney Boyd

opera

Review: HGO's Christmas Carol Deserves Lump of Coal

This opera made us want to go "Bah! Humbug!"

12/08/2014 By Sydney Boyd