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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

Barc Barc

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 22–24

Prepare for the Academy Awards—or don't. We give you options.

02/21/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Concert Preview

Chucho Valdés Is Just Getting Started

On African music: “If I think that less than 20 percent has been explored, I still have 80 percent ahead to continue advancing its roots."

02/04/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

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

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

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