Review

The Phoenix Delivers a Sublime New Experience

HGO's world premiere might scramble to cover a lot of historical ground, but we enjoyed every minute.

05/01/2019 By Hannah Che

Preview

Madama Butterfly and Miss Saigon Bring Twice the Passion to Houston Stages

Houston audiences can see two different versions of the Madame Butterfly story in the next three weeks.

04/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

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

Review

Can You Make Don Giovanni Feel Relevant? HGO Just Did.

"At least in this retelling, the voices that speak loudest are the voices of the women."

04/23/2019 By Hannah Che

Lolly Willowes

A Forgotten Masterpiece Gets Its Second Act On Stage

After winning a race against the BBC to secure the dramatic rights, a Houston group will premiere its chamber opera adaptation of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Lolly Willowes.

04/16/2019 By Hannah Che

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

True Gem

Review: The Pearl Fishers Is A Transportive Musical Gem

The HGO production is enough of a musical masterpiece to make you forget the lousy libretto.

01/30/2019 By Hannah Che

Color study

The Pearl Fishers Might Be the Most Colorful Opera You'll Ever See

Designer Zandra Rhodes and tenor Lawrence Brownlee tell us about HGO's eye-popping Bizet production.

01/24/2019 By Holly Beretto

Start your engines

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 25–27

If you like cars, you'll love this weekend.

01/24/2019 By Morgan Kinney

las mariposas

Review: Florencia en el Amazonas Offers a Magical Vision of Love

Beautiful visuals dazzle alongside stunning solos in this HGO production.

01/23/2019 By Hannah Che

Opera news

This Is the 2019–2020 Houston Grand Opera Season

HGO announced a full season that once again features a holiday production.

01/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Opera

Ana María Martínez Returns to HGO to Lead Florencia en el Amazonas

The longtime Houstonian graduates to the title role in this Spanish-language opera.

01/11/2019 By Hannah Che

Sugar 'N Spice

Hansel & Gretel Proves Itself A 'Delightful, Deranged' Hit

The Rec Room twist on the 19th-century classic is a holiday treat.

12/10/2018 By Holly Beretto

Mother Knows Best

With Agrippina, Ars Lyrica Gets a Handel on Opera

The group presents the Baroque masterpiece for its first full-length opera production.

11/12/2018 By Holly Beretto

Starving Artists

Review: A Mild La bohème Leans on the Quality of Its Source Material

Yes, the music is great, but this HGO production lacks the razzle-dazzle that could make it sparkle.

10/29/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Review

What Is the Sound of Heartbreak?

Savage Winter is rather unsuccessful as an opera, but as a monologue, it’s incredibly compelling.

10/23/2018 By Hannah Che

Leedle Leedle Leedle Lee

Review: The Flying Dutchman Returns to the Wortham with 'Transcendent Purity'

HGO artists triumph amid an updated staging of the fan-friendly Wagner classic.

10/22/2018 By Sydney Boyd

Starving Artists

For HGO's La bohème, A Familiar Face for a Familiar Opera

Nicole Heaston returns to Houston for her first Mimi.

10/19/2018 By Holly Beretto

Daddy Day Care

Of Fathers and Daughter

Opera in the Heights opens the season with Daughter of the Regiment.

09/19/2018 By Holly Beretto

Fall Arts

The 2018 Fall Arts Guide

From the avant-garde to agreed-upon classics, these are the cultural events of the season.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray and Morgan Kinney