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A Little Night Music

Friday March 7, 2014 - Sunday March 23, 2014

The Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center  



Overview

BRILLIANT. MAJESTIC. VIBRANT.

Join us for a dazzling seven-opera season! With international stars, an American premiere, and impeccable performances, you'll see what makes HGO an important voice on the world's musical stage. And you can see it all for as little as $15 a ticket!


Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music
Sung in English

March 7, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. | March 9, 2014 - 2:30 p.m. | March 13, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
March 15, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. | March 18, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. | March 19, 2014 8:00 p.m.
March 20, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
 | March 22, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. | March 23, 2014 - 2:30 p.m.  

"Send in the Clowns" and elegant waltzes drive this bittersweet story-the winner of six Tony awards including best musical, book, and score. 

Old flames are rekindled and new affairs ignite in this farce about famous actress Desiree Armfeldt and her weekend guests: an ex-lover, Fredrik, his much-younger bride, and his son-a divinity student. When Desiree's current paramour arrives unannounced, the stage is set for grownup comedy.

"Futral floats the songs on a voice that sounds tender and radiant and intimate." - Washington Post 

"Shelton employed a rich, resonant tenor that was consistent in all registers. He displayed particularly fine ringing tones at the top of his range." - Kansas City Star

Cast
Desiree Armfeldt - Elizabeth Futral
Fredrik Egerman - Chad Shelton
Madame Armfeldt - Joyce Castle
Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm - Mark Diamond
Henrik Egerman - Brenton Ryan
Petra - Alicia Gianni

Creative Team
Conductor - Eric Melear Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Alkek Chair
Production, Set Designer, Costume Designer - Isaac Mizrahi
Director - Matthew Ozawa
Lighting Designer - Brian Nason

Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center 
Original production of Opera Theatre of St. Louis 

Not suitable for younger audiences
 

Cast/Creative Team

Cast

Elizabeth Futral
Desiree Armfeldt

Chad Shelton***
Fredrik Egerman

Joyce Castle
Madame Armfeldt

Mark Diamond***
Count Carl-Magnus

Brenton Ryan
Henrik Egerman

Alicia Gianni***
Petra

Creative Team

Eric Melear***
Conductor

Matthew Ozawa
Director

Isaac Mizrahi*
Production, Set Designer, Costume Designer

Brian Nason
Lighting Designer

Houston Grand Opera
Orchestra
Chorus


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

BRILLIANT. MAJESTIC. VIBRANT.

Join us for a dazzling seven-opera season! With international stars, an American premiere, and impeccable performances, you'll see what makes HGO an important voice on the world's musical stage. And you can see it all for as little as $15 a ticket!


Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music
Sung in English

March 7, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. | March 9, 2014 - 2:30 p.m. | March 13, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
March 15, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. | March 18, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. | March 19, 2014 8:00 p.m.
March 20, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
 | March 22, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. | March 23, 2014 - 2:30 p.m.  

"Send in the Clowns" and elegant waltzes drive this bittersweet story-the winner of six Tony awards including best musical, book, and score. 

Old flames are rekindled and new affairs ignite in this farce about famous actress Desiree Armfeldt and her weekend guests: an ex-lover, Fredrik, his much-younger bride, and his son-a divinity student. When Desiree's current paramour arrives unannounced, the stage is set for grownup comedy.

"Futral floats the songs on a voice that sounds tender and radiant and intimate." - Washington Post 

"Shelton employed a rich, resonant tenor that was consistent in all registers. He displayed particularly fine ringing tones at the top of his range." - Kansas City Star

Cast
Desiree Armfeldt - Elizabeth Futral
Fredrik Egerman - Chad Shelton
Madame Armfeldt - Joyce Castle
Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm - Mark Diamond
Henrik Egerman - Brenton Ryan
Petra - Alicia Gianni

Creative Team
Conductor - Eric Melear Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Alkek Chair
Production, Set Designer, Costume Designer - Isaac Mizrahi
Director - Matthew Ozawa
Lighting Designer - Brian Nason

Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center 
Original production of Opera Theatre of St. Louis 

Not suitable for younger audiences
 

Cast

Elizabeth Futral
Desiree Armfeldt

Chad Shelton***
Fredrik Egerman

Joyce Castle
Madame Armfeldt

Mark Diamond***
Count Carl-Magnus

Brenton Ryan
Henrik Egerman

Alicia Gianni***
Petra

Creative Team

Eric Melear***
Conductor

Matthew Ozawa
Director

Isaac Mizrahi*
Production, Set Designer, Costume Designer

Brian Nason
Lighting Designer

Houston Grand Opera
Orchestra
Chorus


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

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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