A David and Goliath Story

All Eyes Are On the Chorus in HGO's Saul

The North American premiere requires rare athleticism from the cadre of background players.

6:00am By Holly Beretto

sad, sad, tears of a clown

Review: Rigoletto Makes Art Out of #MeToo

Outstanding performances make the opera's depraved characters almost tolerable.

10/22/2019 By Michael Clark

Drama!

Crime and Punishment, According to Verdi

HGO's Rigoletto​ tells the story of revenge gone terribly, horribly wrong.

10/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Finally, Some Sun

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, September 20–22

Dance, toe tap, and shove away the Imelda blues.

09/20/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Review

Giselle Tells a Story of Love Personified

Houston Ballet Principals Yuriko Kajiya and Connor Walsh enchant at the helm of the season opener.

09/09/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Q & A

SPA's Meg Booth Has Big Plans for Houston's Arts Scene

"I think it’s important to differentiate yourself and kind of signal that we are reinvigorated."

08/22/2019 By Johnston Farrow

Hot hot hot

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 7–9

In the market for a tattoo?

06/07/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Review

The Merry Widow Is The Rom-Com Ballet You Didn't Know You Needed

The Houston Ballet balances humor and technical prowess for an irresistible production.

06/03/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

New Hanna

The Merry Widow Returns to Houston Ballet with a New Face

Jessica Collado makes her debut in the title role.

05/29/2019 By Holly Beretto

Tiny Dancer

Ben Stevenson’s Comedic Romp Coppélia Returns After a Decade

Houston Ballet’s artistic director emeritus gives us a laugh-out-loud ballet.

05/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Remount

Coppélia Comes Back to the Wortham

Houston Ballet brings back the Nutcracker-adjacent story for the first time in a long time.

05/13/2019 By Holly Beretto

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

Weekend read

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 26–28

Support local shops for Saturday's Independent Bookstore Day, plus a bunch more ideas.

04/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

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

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

Review

Three Premieres, Three Successes at Houston Ballet

A trio of new works—including one from superstar choreographer Justin Peck—emphasizes the company's many strengths.

03/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

in between

Making Space for A New Kind of Jazz Quartet

Mark Guiliana's Space Heroes brings his unique group to the Wortham this weekend.

03/20/2019 By Hannah Che

Review

Houston Ballet Does Jerome Robbins Right

A trio of outstanding one-acts properly celebrates the centennial of the acclaimed choreographer's birthday.

03/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Review

Stanton Welch Goes Greek with Sylvia

The Houston Ballet world premiere expands on an overlooked classic to create a beautiful collage of music, costume, and choreography.

02/22/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez