Resilience

Houston Ballet Puts a Cap on Its Hurricane Exile with Play

As it closes out its year away from the Wortham, the downtown company performs a mixed repertory program devoted to resilience.

06/06/2018 By Holly Beretto

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

The Best Fests

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 18–20

Mariachi, BBQ, the return of Love Street, and more.

05/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

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

Spring Awakening

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, March 2–4

There are concerts to see, cats to fancy, and azaleas to trail (plus much, much more).

03/01/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Like a Good Neighbor

Houston Grand Opera Sings for the Trees

In a collaboration with Discovery Green's Hello, Trees! installation, two HGO artists will perform songs from a menu of choices.

02/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

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

Musical chairs

With the Wortham Reopening Delayed, Houston Ballet Joins HGO at George R. Brown

The facility won't be ready 'til September 2018, meaning HGO will stay put while Houston Ballet will continue a "Hometown Tour."

12/04/2017 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

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

"Unconventional"

Inside the Houston Grand Opera's 'Resilience Theater' at George R. Brown

After Harvey, HGO settles into its (temporary) new digs at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

10/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney