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

COVIDia Dell'arte

Houston Theater Community Sews Masks to Save Lives

“Thank God we’re all fabric hoarders.”

04/17/2020 By Alissa Smith

Arts Upended

Houston Performing Arts Community Braces for Uncertain Future

Companies return to the drawing board as the Coronavirus wreaks havoc on remainder of 2019-2020 season

03/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A Voice of Change

HGO Finds Historic Resonance in Marian's Song

The new opera, which makes its world premiere this week, brings the triumphant story of vocalist Marian Anderson to life.

03/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

On the town

What to Do and See This Month, From Post Malone to Paw Patrol

Plus, Whitney Cummings and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley.

03/02/2020 By Chris Gray

A show for all

HGO's Aida Brings a Silky Spectacle to Houston

Verdi's classic love story remains a great entry point into the world of opera.

02/04/2020 By Michael Clark

Love and Tragedy

Aida Returns to HGO Stage in Modernized Take on Verdi Classic

Tenor Russell Thomas talks the challenges of playing Radames, the opera's warrior romantic lead.

01/30/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

On the Town

What to Do and See This Month, from Goya to Celine Dion

Plus Whiskey Myers and Ann Curry.

01/30/2020 Edited by Chris Gray

Musical Misogyny

Review: HGO’s La Favorite Tries to Overcome a Classic Operatic Problem

With beautiful musicianship, detailed sets, and intricate costume, HGO’s "La Favorite" tries to overcome the show's inherent sexism.

01/27/2020 By Michael Clark

A Love Triangle for the (Modern) Ages

Houston Grand Opera's La Favorite Brings a Favorite Performer Back to the Bayou City

World-renowned mezzo Jamie Barton takes on the title role in the Houston premiere of Donizetti's rarely-performed opera.

01/25/2020 By Holly Beretto

On the Town

What to Do and See This Month, from Norman Rockwell to Lewis Black

Plus, Beatlemania returns with Mark Morris Dance Group's Pepperland.

12/27/2019 By Chris Gray

Reserve Your Seat

HGO's El Milagro del Recuerdo Delivers the Goods

The world premiere of this Christmas mariachi opera is not to be missed.

12/12/2019 By Michael Clark

Feliz Navidad

HGO's Christmas Opera Celebrates the Yuletide in Mexico

El Milagro del Recuerdo, a prequel to the hit mariachi opera, recalls the past.

12/09/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

This Story of a Jealous King is Not to Be Missed

The North American premiere of Saul at HGO reveals a wonderfully reimagined work.

10/29/2019 By Michael Clark

A David and Goliath Story

All Eyes Are On the Chorus in HGO's Saul

The North American premiere requires rare athleticism from the cadre of background players.

10/23/2019 By Holly Beretto

sad, sad, tears of a clown

Review: Rigoletto Makes Art Out of #MeToo

Outstanding performances make the opera's depraved characters almost tolerable.

10/22/2019 By Michael Clark

Drama!

Crime and Punishment, According to Verdi

HGO's Rigoletto​ tells the story of revenge gone terribly, horribly wrong.

10/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Perfect Party

October's Perfect Party: Hey-We-Made-Vows Edition

We don't know about you, but we always get excited when one of our own makes the New York Times Vows section.

09/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow