Fall Arts Guide 2018

Flying Dutchman Sails Into the Refurbished Wortham Center

Plus the operas and dance performances we're psyched to see this fall.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The Birth of a Butterfly

Review: Cruzar la Cara de la Luna Returns to HGO with its Charm Intact

The 75-minute mariachi opera remains as poignant and prescient as ever.

05/18/2018 By Sydney Boyd

The Best Fests

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 18–20

Mariachi, BBQ, the return of Love Street, and more.

05/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ruff Racing

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 11–13

Corgi races, an Ira Glass masterclass, and a Mother's Day MFAH blowout.

05/10/2018 By Morgan Kinney

wildin' out

HGOco's World-Premiere Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers is a Cross-Cultural Kids Opera Made for Houston

Blend together Bollywood, Ethiopian jazz, traditional opera singers, and plenty of animals, and you have Miller Outdoor Theatre's latest production.

05/02/2018 By Holly Beretto

Opera

Review: HGO's Norma Tells A Story of Female Empowerment

Houston Grand Opera’s latest performance of the bel canto favorite emphasizes girl power over revenge.

05/01/2018 By Sydney Boyd

smelly time

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 27–29

Love triangles, wine festivals, and a very stinky flower.

04/26/2018 By Morgan Kinney

triple threat

Prepare Yourself for Opera's 'Ultimate Love Triangle'

Mezzo soprano Jamie Barton talks Norma, the soon-to-open HGO production featuring all the lusty passion you could ask for.

04/24/2018 By Holly Beretto

You can't dance, You can't jive

Review: HGO's Herky-Jerky West Side Story At Least Shines Musically

To perhaps no one's surprise, opera performers are much better singers than dancers.

04/23/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Stream of opera-ness

You Can Now Stream Star Cross'd, HGO's Foray into Online Opera

At last, you can watch opera in your sweats.

04/20/2018 By Holly Beretto

puppies!

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 20–22

Film festivals, puppies, and the fight for Texas independence.

04/19/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Maria ain't no problem

HGO's West Side Story Arrives to Make Opera Dance

Choreographer Julio Monge explains how he taught opera singers how to move.

04/16/2018 By David Clarke

Ice House

Perfect Party April 2018: Golden-Rule Edition

If David Lee Roth is playing at the HGO gala, then he's a Perfect Party guest of honor.

03/28/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Like a Good Neighbor

Houston Grand Opera Sings for the Trees

In a collaboration with Discovery Green's Hello, Trees! installation, two HGO artists will perform songs from a menu of choices.

02/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

Seussical, the Opera

Review: The Barber of Seville Takes the Comedy Over the Top

Houston Grand Opera interprets Rossini's classic opera using plenty of color.

01/29/2018 By Sydney Boyd

🔙🔛🔝

The Wortham is Back, Baby! (For a New Season of Opera)

Houston Grand Opera announced its 2018–2019 season and confirmed a return to its artistic home.

01/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Tragedy

Review: The Epic Elektra Struggles to Overcome Its Venue

HGO's performance of the ultra-gory opera still feels like squeezing blood from a convention center stone.

01/22/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Defrosting

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 19-21

Other than "go outside" now that it's 70 degrees again.

01/18/2018 By Morgan Kinney

What's up Doc?

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 12–14

Art, opera, gumbo, and an opportunity to walk (or run) it all off.

01/11/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Get Excited

7 Pieces of Houston Culture to Be Excited for in Early 2018

Plays, concerts, podcasts, and board game cafes to look forward to in the New Year.

01/01/2018 By Morgan Kinney