Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 11-13

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company performs at Wortham, Houston Fine Art Fair returns to NRG Park, HGO previews its new season with its Studio Showcase, Joshua Bell plays with the Symphony, and Ars Lyrica presents Autumn Hunt

09/09/2015 By Nick Esquer

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

Entertainment

Fall Arts Preview 2015

One (nervous) arts editor’s guide to the fall’s hottest tickets.

09/01/2015 By Nick Esquer

Loud Noises

Bum Phillips Gets His Own Opera

It ain’t over until the fat man spits.

09/01/2015 Photography by Nick Esquer

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

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

Opera

Acclaimed Chamber Opera Makes Its Houston Debut

Missy Mazzoli's Song from the Uproar was inspired by the life of fin-de-siècle Swiss explorer Isabelle Eberhardt.

03/17/2015 By Michael Hardy

promotion

Never Seen an Opera? Maybe a Half-Price Ticket Will Change Your Mind

The deal is for first-time operagoers only.

01/20/2015 By Michael Hardy

Year in Review

The Best of 2014 in the Arts

2014 was a year of retrenchment in the arts world.

12/22/2014 Illustrations by Dan Derozier By Michael Hardy

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

Best of Houstonia

Our 2014 Fall Arts Guide

Our top picks in theater, visual art, dance, classical music, and more.

09/30/2014 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

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 18–20

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

04/16/2014 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

Opera

One Ring to Rule Them All

An opera lover braces for Wagner’s landmark production, the Ring Cycle.

04/07/2014 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

Slideshow

Houston Grand Opera Concert of Arias

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

02/04/2014

Opera

Review: The Passenger's Difficult Yet Important Journey

New Houston Grand Opera production of 1968 Holocaust opera stuns with its power and passion.

01/27/2014 By Michael Hardy

Opera

HGO Remembers a Forgotten Russian Opera

Mieczyslaw Weinberg, composer of The Passenger, never lived to see it performed.

12/31/2013 By Michael Hardy