Best of 2014

The Top 5 Operas of 2014

From Wagner to Verdi to Humperdinck, it was a very good year indeed.

12/04/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Best of 2014

The Top 5 Classical Music Concerts of 2014

How many did you hear?

12/02/2014 By Sydney Boyd

opera

Review: HGO's New Così Fan Tutte Plays It Safe

Classic Mozart opera buffa features fine ensemble singing but lacks brio.

11/04/2014 By Sydney Boyd

classical music

Review: Five-Hour Performance of For Philip Guston Worth The Wait

Our intrepid critic spent Sunday afternoon at the Rothko Chapel, listening to Morton Feldman's rarely performed masterpiece.

11/03/2014 By Sydney Boyd

opera

Review: Otello Launches New HGO Season In Style

Verdi's classic opera brought to thunderous life in a bravura production

10/27/2014 By Sydney Boyd

opera

Review: What's the Point of Opera in the Heights's Rigoletto?

The Houston Grand Opera produced Verdi's classic last year. Do we really need another production so soon?

09/29/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Classical

Review: Houston Symphony Pops Finishes Season on High Note

Actor Victor Garber helps the orchestra close out its 2013–2014 season in style.

05/26/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Review

Review: Mahler's Eighth Provides Glimpse of Transcendence

With Eschenbach on the podium, the monumental "Symphony of a Thousand" proves the perfect way to end the Houston Symphony's Centennial Season.

05/10/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

Review: HGO's Carmen Lacks Passion

Despite strong vocal performances, opera missing Bizet's original fire

04/28/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

Review: Going Mad for Lucia Di Lammermoor

Soprano Jessica Jones leads a talented ensemble in new production of the bel canto classic.

03/31/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

Review: A Coffin in Egypt is Dead on Arrival

Despite an extraordinary performance by 68-year-old Frederica von Stade, the HGO world premiere opera falls flat.

03/18/2014 By Sydney Boyd