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Publications & Media

Houston Grand Opera produces five issues of our house program/magazine Opera Cues, and four issues of Opera Unleashed, a special newsletter for HGO contributors each season. Click below to view the online versions.

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Please note that the images in the Press Photo gallery are solely for use by news media and reviewers. For all other purposes please contact Melissa Arredondo, Elmore Public Relations Inc., melissa@elmorepr.com.

Press Releases

Houston Grand Opera's press area contains media resources including press releases, reviews, and production photography.
For more information on the 2015-16 season, view the press pages below.

Media inquiries: Melissa Arredondo, Elmore Public Relations Inc., melissa@elmorepr.com.

Daily News

11.22 Houston Press
A daughter can’t understand why her father won’t allow them to have a Christmas tree in their house. It is, of course, a symbol of the deeper problems that run through a family in which a widower doesn’t communicate with his child and holds on to his grief. 
11.15 News West 9

The Brother’s Grimm’s famous fairy tale of “Hansel and Gretel” is coming to the Tall City.

11.13 Culture Map Houston

When we say Houston strong, we proclaim it in a multitude of diverse, beautiful voices. Writers in the School (WITS) strives to keep the youngest of those voices singing now and into the future. 

11.11 Fort Bend Herald

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will present a performance by Houston Grand Opera’s “Operas to Go!” of the children’s classic fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.

11.9 Houston Press

It's one of the most surreal experiences Houston audiences will ever have a chance to have. Painful, exhilarating, at times far too true for comfort, Glory Denied being performed at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum Hangar right by Hobby Airport is something that's not like anything else.

11.8 Broadway World

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) continues its series of holiday operas with the world premiere presentation of The House without a Christmas Tree by the widely admired composer/librettist team of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek, in the HGO Resilience Theater at the George R. BrownConvention Center. 

11.6 Houston Public Media

Baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. talks about how he decided to pursue singing professionally.

10.30 Houstonia Magazine

Houston Grand Opera treats audiences to a memorably sweet and luxurious performance.

10.29 Texas Classical Review

In a way, Houston Grand Opera’s Resilience Theater is tailor-made for the company’s production of Julius Caesar.

10.28 Houston Press

You'll forgive me for using baseball metaphors in this review, but this is one week where they're most appropriate. I have no doubt our illustrious Houston Astros will encircle our fair city with a World Series ring, so let the games continue.

10.25 Arts and Culture Texas

Carleen Graham has a big job. One year after taking the helm as director of HGOcoHouston Grand Opera’s community collaboration and education arm, Graham has found her groove. 

10.24 Paper City

Two Miracles In One Night Keep the Glittering Going

10.24 Culture Map Houston
10.24 Broadway World Opera World

On August 25, I walked into Houston Grand Opera just like I would any other Friday morning. I parked underneath the Wortham Theater Center, rode the escalator up through the Grand Foyer, and hitched an elevator to my office backstage on the 6th floor. 

10.23 The New York Times

The big sets had to be jettisoned. The shadow-play in the production was overhauled. The conductor was forced to lead with her back to the singers. But the show went on.

10.23 Houstonia Magazine

Sure, it’s not the Wortham, but HGO continues to put on a show.

10.23 The New York Times

The floodwaters have receded, the temporary shelters have cleared out and Houston has largely returned to normal since Hurricane Harvey dumped up to 51 inches of rain on the city in late August, destroying approximately 135,000 homes and killing 49 people. 

Press Photos

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Please note that the images in the Press Photo gallery are solely for use by news media and reviewers. For all other purposes please contact Melissa Arredondo, Elmore Public Relations Inc., melissa@elmorepr.com.