Film Festival

Reel To Reel Gets Real at Queer Hippo Festival

The first annual film festival sheds light on gay rights in America.

03/28/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

World Premiere of Prince of Players in March

HGO premieres a story of gender politics in the Shakespearean stage world.

03/02/2016 By Sydney Boyd

Visual Art

A Little Bit Softer Now

Artist Barry Elkanick channels Twombly in his latest exhibit, Please Proceed to the Nearest Exit.

12/31/2015 By Sydney Boyd

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