A COFFIN IN EGYPT | WORLD PREMIERE
March 14, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. | March 16, 2014 - 2:30 p.m. | March 21, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
An intimate afternoon conversation triggers a searing
examination of the past in this tour-de-force written for superstar
Frederica von Stade. The story is rich with regional imagery by
Horton Foote, the legendary Texas playwright and author.
Houston Grand Opera's fifty second world premiere, A Coffin
in Egypt is by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist
A chamber opera based on the play by Horton Foote
Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
A co-production with Opera Philadelphia and The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Houston Endowment Inc.
Kitty King Powell
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Ted and Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan C. Stai
Please note that A Coffin in Egypt is not a part
of HGO's subscription season