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

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

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

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

Einstein on the beach

Christopher Knowles: In a Word Offers An Intimate Look into an Impenetrable Mind

A new CAMH exhibition curates pieces of poetry, music, and painting of the celebrated artist.

12/18/2017 By Chris Becker

Into the Woods

You Can Now Watch A Hansel and Gretel 'Micro-Opera' in a Simulated Forest

Rec Room, the never-normal venue, opens an intimate, installation-like setting of the classic holiday opera.

12/08/2017 By Holly Beretto

Bumble

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 8–10

Party with us in the Heights, see some comedy, head to Sugar Land for The Nutcracker, and more.

12/07/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Sweet Spot

After Years of Fumbling, HGO May Have Landed A Holiday Winner

The world premiere of The House Without a Christmas Tree is not complicated, which may be its greatest strength.

12/01/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Q&A

Renée Fleming Will Show Houston the 'Unamplified Human Voice Trained to an Olympian Level'

We talk to the beloved singer about her upcoming Broadway debut, deep love for Björk and more ahead of her Houston show.

10/31/2017 By Chris Becker

Action!

Review: Julius Caesar Brings Exceptional Sounds to a Cluttered Stage

Houston Grand Opera treats audiences to a memorably sweet and luxurious performance.

10/30/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Nice Spread

Quirks Aside, La Traviata Proves Convention Hall Opera Can Work

Sure, it's not the Wortham, but HGO continues to put on a show.

10/23/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Spoopy

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Oct. 20–22

Zombies descend, opera returns, and violinists impress.

10/19/2017 By Morgan Kinney

"Unconventional"

Houston Grand Opera Announces George R. Brown as Temporary Post-Harvey Venue

With the Wortham mothballed through mid-2018, HGO is moving forward with an interesting Plan B.

09/25/2017 By Morgan Kinney