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A Coffin in Egypt

Friday March 14, 2014 - Friday March 21, 2014

Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center  



Overview

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 Leonard Foglia.

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     

Guarantors
Houston Endowment Inc.
Kitty King Powell

Grand Underwriters
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

Cast/Creative Team

Cast

Frederica von Stade
Myrtle Bledsoe

Creative Team

Ricky Ian Gordon*
Composer

Leonard Foglia
Librettist/Director

Timothy Myers
Conductor

Riccardo Hernández
Set and Costume Designer

Brian Nason
Lighting Designer

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist

Support HGO

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To give by phone or for more information, contact Rebecca Kier at 713-546-0252 or rkier@houstongrandopera.org.

To submit your gift by mail, please use this form.

Loyal donors are behind each performance at Houston Grand Opera.
We can’t do it without you; please consider making a gift today!

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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 Leonard Foglia.

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     

Guarantors
Houston Endowment Inc.
Kitty King Powell

Grand Underwriters
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

Cast

Frederica von Stade
Myrtle Bledsoe

Creative Team

Ricky Ian Gordon*
Composer

Leonard Foglia
Librettist/Director

Timothy Myers
Conductor

Riccardo Hernández
Set and Costume Designer

Brian Nason
Lighting Designer

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist

Donate Now Button on Support HGO 

To give by phone or for more information, contact Rebecca Kier at 713-546-0252 or rkier@houstongrandopera.org.

To submit your gift by mail, please use this form.

Loyal donors are behind each performance at Houston Grand Opera.
We can’t do it without you; please consider making a gift today!

Donate Now  


Ticketed Productions at HGO: Tickets are available for purchase online until 4 p.m. CST on the day of the performance (Noon CST on the day of a matinee performance). Please call our Customer Care Center at 713-228-OPERA (6737) or 800-62-OPERA (800-626-7372) if you have questions or have other ticketing needs. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the HGO box office located at 550 Prairie Street. Box office hours during HGO Season Repertory: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday–Noon to curtain (performance days only).

How Many Seats? Groups of ten or more receive discounts and special seating! Please call 713-546-0248 or e-mail groups@HoustonGrandOpera.org to learn more about Group Sales. 

All sales are final. If the performance includes an intermission, latecomers will be seated during that time based on the house staff and ushers’ discretion. The use of cameras or recording devices is strictly forbidden at HGO performances. Dates, casting and programs are subject to change without notice. 

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