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

deals

The 10 Best Student Discounts in Houston

Want a $50 season subscription? $10 ballet tickets? You're in luck—if you have a student ID, of course.

11/06/2014 By Michael Hardy

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

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

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 24–26

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

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

special event

Three-Month Celebration Honors East End, Ship Channel Centennial

Transported + Renewed brings dozens of cultural events to the city's historic transportation hub.

08/29/2014 By Elise Rambaud Marrion

Opera

Review: HGO's Carmen Lacks Passion

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

04/28/2014 By Sydney Boyd

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 25–27

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

04/23/2014 By Michael Hardy

Opera

Review: Das Rheingold Kicks Ring Cycle Off With Bang

Masterful new production features world-class singing, astonishing visual effects, and innovative staging.

04/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

Opera

Das Rheingold: Behind the Scenes

Inside a technical rehearsal for the Houston Grand Opera's daring new production of the Ring Cycle.

04/10/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 11–13

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

04/09/2014 By Michael Hardy

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

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 14–16

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

03/12/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: March 7–9

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

03/05/2014 By Michael Hardy

Opera

You Can’t Keep a Good Diva Down

In the HGO’s A Coffin in Egypt, a once-retired opera legend returns to the stage.

03/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

Summer Camps

Best Summer Camps: Day Camps

You don’t have to run for the hills to find a great camp experience. Here are some day camps for science, musical, theater, and more, right here in town.

03/03/2014 By Sarah Gish

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Sketches: Emanuelee "Outspoken" Bean (Video)

The Houston wordsmith on the power of poetry

02/18/2014 By Peter Holley

Slideshow

Houston Grand Opera Concert of Arias

Opera fans saw the stars of tomorrow perform at HGO’s Concert of Arias.

02/04/2014