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Behind closed doors

Don Giovanni, one of Mozart’s greatest operas, is the middle of the three collaborations with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte (who is the subject of the other opera playing at Houston Grand Opera right now, The Phoenix.)  Read more »

“The richest food that money can buy”

I’ve been to quite a few world premieres in my time, but being in the audience for the first night of the new remarkable opera The Phoenix Friday night was really a memorable experience and something that I doubt I will forget.  Read more »

Stormy weather

Looking at the Houston Grand Opera’s 2018/19 season, I think Hurricane Harvey subconsciously must have had an impact on the choice of operas.  In the fall we had Der fliegende Holländer and now for the winter season, more pieces with variously aquatic and (literally) turbulent themes.  Read more »

A boom with a view

“It’s in the ‘Behind the Scenes’ section of the Lady Gaga issue, involving Brian Mitchell, archivist and occasional child wrangler with the Houston Grand Opera.”

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Once upon a Thames

“Likewise Susan Bullock and Nicholas Phan—leading exponents of Wagner and Britten respectively…”

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Brittania rule the lake

Houston Grand Opera’s Brit-in-Chief Anthony Freud will take an early departure of his post (recently extended to 2015) to move into the power vacuum created by the departure of William Mason from Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2012, says Culturemap Houston.

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