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  • Latest News & Updates
    09/04/14
    Houston Chronicle Recognizes HGO Studio Alumna for Winning Three Prizes at Operalia 2014
    Writer Steven Brown comments on the prizes won by HGO Studio alumna, Rachel Willis-Sorensen, at Placido Domingo's Operalia 2014 competition hosted by LA Opera.
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    07/11/14
    The New York Times: "harrowing and powerful…a surging, textured, richly detailed performance."
    The New York Times applauds HGO's New York premiere of The Passenger at the Lincoln Center Festival 2014.
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    07/07/14
    The New Yorker Features The Passenger's Journey to the Stage
    Weekly National magazine The New Yorker highlights The Passenger and its triumph over a long and criticized past.
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    07/04/14
    The New York Times Acknowledges the New York Premiere of The Passenger
    The music section of the online version of The New York Times welcomes HGO's Holocaust opera to New York City for the Lincoln Center Festival.
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    06/25/14
    Houston Chronicle Spotlights HGO's Opera Camp on Front Page
    The 25 children that participated in HGO's 2014 Create an Opera camp were featured on the front page of the Houston Chronicle for their creativity and hard work.
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    06/09/14
    ArtsJournal Highlights HGO's Year of Success
    Influential arts news aggregator ArtsJournal.com highlights the Houston Chronicle's coverage of HGO's financial and artistic success after expanding its season for the fourth year in a row.
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    06/09/14
    Wall Street Journal Reviews Frederica von Stade in HGO's A Coffin in Egypt at Opera Philadelphia
    The Wall Street Journal praises Frederica von Stade's return….
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    04/08/14
    Houston Chronicle puts HGO Ring on Front Page
    Director Carlus Padrissa discusses his vision for the Ring production while staying true to Wagner's immense imagination as Opening Night for Das Rheingold approaches. This front page article by the Houston Chronicle spotlights the enormity of Houston Grand Opera's undertaking of this four-opera epic and its reflection of the cultural backdrop shaping the city of Houston. Click below for the full story.
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    04/03/14
    HGO Strengths Noted in The Economist
    A story in the online version of The Economist magazine noted HGO's “growing reputation among opera-lovers” and its success in growing audiences with programming that speaks to diverse groups. Read the whole story here.
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    03/02/14
    Chronicle Editorial on HGO and Rodeo
    How is HGO like the Houston Rodeo Association?  According to a Houston Chronicle editorial, both institutions have "recognized their responsibility to the larger community and have sought to broaden their bases." The article refers to HGO's "Song of Houston" program that showcases the diversity of Houston's ethnic communities. Click below to read the article.
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    01/29/14
    Wall Street Journal: “The Passenger” Arrives at Last 
    Many contemporary opera composers use recent history as a source for their work, but few are as close to their subjects as the creators of "The Passenger" (1968), an opera about Auschwitz, now in its U.S. premiere engagement at the Houston Grand Opera and scheduled for New York's Lincoln Center Festival in July. The opera is based on a novel by the Polish writer Zofia Posmysz, who spent three years as a prisoner in Auschwitz. The composer, Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996), fled from Warsaw to Russia in 1939; his entire family died in the camps. Personal experience does not always translate into art, but "The Passenger" resounds with an authentic voice. It is a deeply humane and believable opera, told directly, without bombast or sentimentality.
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    12/13/13
    Gramophone Magazine Chooses The Passenger
    The international music magazine Gramophone chose Houston Grand Opera's The Passenger as their Event of the Month for January.
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    11/25/13
    A Play's Passage to New York
    The Passenger, a rarely performed, once-banned opera about the Holocaust will be shown this summer at the Park Avenue Armory, organizers announced Monday.
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