Premiere

The Curtain Rises on The Phoenix at HGO

A "gloriously bizarre" opera within an opera premieres this week in Houston.

04/25/2019 By Holly Beretto

Revisiting a Rake

At HGO, Don Giovanni May (or May Not) Be As Deplorable As You Remember

"In old-school opera, he’s just this great seducer, but I think that’s a two-dimensional character."

04/16/2019 By Holly Beretto

Opera

Review: The Abduction from the Seraglio Seals an Excellent Season at Houston Grand Opera

Mozart's classic work concludes the season on a high—and hilarious—note.

05/01/2017 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

classical music

New Director of Houston Symphony Chorus Debuts This Weekend

Longtime director Charles Hausmann hands the reins to his former assistant, Betsy Cook Weber.

11/20/2014 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