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Guide to Houston Grand Opera

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is one of the largest, most innovative, and most highly acclaimed opera companies in the United States. HGO is the only American finalist for Opera Company of the Year in the 2019 International Opera Awards. In fulfilling its mission to advance the operatic art to serve an ever-evolving audience, HGO has led the field in commissioning new works (66 world premieres to date) and in training and nurturing promising young artists and administrators. The company contributes to the cultural enrichment of Houston and the nation through a diverse and innovative program of performances, community events, and education projects that reaches the widest possible public. HGO’s pioneering community engagement initiative, HGOco, has served as a model for other arts organizations.

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HoustonSalome

Salome
Strauss R.: Salome
Eun Sun Kim; Francisco Negrín; Houston Grand Opera; Louis Désiré; Lise Lindstrom; Susan Graham

HoustonThe Magic Flute

The Magic Flute
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Jane Glover; Suzanne Andrade; Houston Grand Opera; Esther Bialas; Norman Reinhardt; Ying Fang
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Fear in future past: Siegfried at Houston Grand Opera

Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried) © Lynn Lane
The production is a disconcerting combination of cold metallic future and Neanderthal aesthetics – a startling pairing of humanity’s beginning and its end. 
****1
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Magical debuts make the myth alive in Houston Grand Opera's Rusalka

Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka, moving between the worlds and rooted in myth, is a shivering opera to experience with its opulent music and its fantastical plot. 
***11
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Houston Grand Opera wastes a Figaro

This production proves that even Mozart’s best-laid plans can be undone.

A charmed Little Prince at Houston Grand Opera

As part of the season of Scrooges and Santas, it’s a refreshing reminder of sweet simplicity in a complicated world.  
***11
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HGO's Onegin stars an unlikely hero

Re-imagining this opera with Prince Gremin as the show-stealer was no doubt a happy accident.
****1
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