Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 4-6

From Home Alone at the Houston Symphony to a homecoming for Santaland Diaries at the Alley Theatre.

12/02/2015 By Nick Esquer

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

Opera

Heartbreak Warfare

HGO opens its season with a dramatic duo of shows.

10/15/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Costume Design

The Character of Cloth

Houston Grand Opera teams with Arts Brookfield for an intimate look at the art of costume design

09/28/2015 By Nick Esquer

Opera

From Sketch to Stage

A behind-the-seams look at HGO's costume department

09/24/2015 By Sydney Boyd

Opera

To The Moon and Back Again

HGOco premieres O Columbia, the first of three Houston-themed operas.

09/18/2015 By Jenn Nguyen

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

Year in Revue

HGO offers forthcoming highlights from new season with Studio Showcase.

09/01/2015 By Jenn Nguyen

Upcoming Events

Fall Arts Preview 2015: Dance/Opera

Tons of Tchaikovsky, dueling Manons and Carmen gets stripped down

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

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

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 24–26

Featuring Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Wilco and Sweeney Todd.

04/22/2015 By Michael Hardy

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

Slideshow

Houston Grand Opera Ball

Houstonians traveled to España to celebrate the Houston Grand Opera.

04/16/2015

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 17–19

Featuring the CounterCurrent Festival, Die Walküre, and Branford Marsalis

04/15/2015 By Michael Hardy

Slideshow

Houston Grand Opera’s 2015 Ovation Awards

The Houston Grand Opera’s young professionals group gave a standing ovation to six dedicated honorees.

04/13/2015

Opera

Last Time, On The Ring Cycle…

Dying to see Houston Grand Opera’s Die Walküre but missed Rheingold? No worries.

03/30/2015 Photography by Michael Hardy

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

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 30–Feb 1

The Super Bowl isn't the only game in town this weekend.

01/28/2015 By Michael Hardy

opera

Review: Brilliant Ana María Martínez Shines In Madame Butterfly

The Puerto Rican soprano returns to Houston Grand Opera in Puccini's beloved masterpiece.

01/26/2015 By Sydney Boyd