Operatic Joy

HGO Announces New Season and a Return of Live Audiences

Included in the upcoming 2021-2022 season is the long-awaited world premiere of "Snowy Day" and a RodeoHouston-inspired chamber orchestra.

05/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Do, Re, Mi

Sing Along to the Sound of Music This Weekend

Houston Grand Opera's outdoor show at TDECU Stadium is bringing "a sense of healing and peace" to fans on Saturday.

05/06/2021 By Holly Beretto

face it 

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, March 26–28

Discover your artistic prowess, visit Spain from your couch, and celebrate Women’s History Month.

03/26/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Musical Tapas

Travel to Spain During Houston Grand Opera's New Concert

"Suite Española: Explorando Iberia," which premieres March 26, highlights zarzuela, or Spanish musical theater, and flamenco.

03/25/2021 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

The Sound of Music

HGO Returns with an Outdoor Performance in May

A family-friendly singalong is heading to TDECU Stadium.

03/11/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

Living history

27 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month This February

Whether you’re an amateur chef, theater-lover, or bookworm, there’s something for everyone.

02/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Lift every voice and sing

HGO Showcases Three Generations of Black Singers in Giving Voice

Soprano Nicole Heaston talks filming the concert, Covid-19, and her own "Purple Robe Song Series."

01/22/2021 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Hear them roar … sorta

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Jan 22–24

Livestreamed concerts, a short play, and celebrating the best of nature.

01/22/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

luck be your lady this weekend

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Jan 8–10

Concerts, art galleries, and dancing—what more could you want?

01/08/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Snow in Houston?

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Dec 11–13

Holiday concerts, an opera documentary, and Narnia. What more could you want?

12/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Snow Gaze

HGO Brings Wintery Joy to Houston in The Making of the Snowy Day

The new documentary showcases the heart and soul of Ezra Jack Keats’s classic story as well as the challenge of bringing it to the operatic stage.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Curtain Call

Managing Director Perryn Leech to Bow out of the Houston Grand Opera in December

Instead of hiring a new managing director, the company will begin its search for a general director.

11/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

joining the chorus

HGO Is Sharing the Musical Love Through the Texas Opera Alliance

The new initiative brings companies across the Lone Star State together. The first mission? Reaching adolescent opera-lovers with the Teen Opera Club of Texas.

11/17/2020 By Adrianne Reece

Opera Online

Houston Grand Opera Cancels Remaining 2020-2021 Mainstage Productions

But the company is turning up the tempo on digital offerings through the rest of the season.

11/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Scary feet, scary feet, scary feet!

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Oct 23–25

Can you feel the art tonight? 'Cause we can.

10/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

(Bird) Call of the Wild

HGO Isn't "Fowltering" with Its Mockumentary Staging of Vinkensport

The modern comedic opera brings the competitive world of "finch-sitting" to life. We're not even kidding.

10/21/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Live from the Cullen

HGO Kicks Off Digital Season with "Covid Concert"

We spoke with soprano Tamara Wilson about selecting music for the recital and the need for hopeful, uplifting songs.

09/18/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Cowboy Men

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Sept 18–20

All the world's a stage when you can livestream.

09/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Opera Nights In

HGO Replaces Its Cancelled Performances with a Full Slate of Digital Content

The new programming includes concert events, actual operas, a special documentary project, and a lot of familiar faces.

08/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Opera Ennui

HGO Announces Dramatic Cuts to its Staff and Season

The opera is the latest Bayou City arts institution to alter its upcoming performance schedule to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

06/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven