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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Opera Unleashed

Press Releases

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

Media inquiries: Abby Linney, Elmore Public Relations Inc., abby@elmorepr.com.

Daily News

11.4 Houston Press

The Parisian cold water garret that the four young Bohemians share in Giacomo Puccini's evergreen opera La Bohème, snoozing through its run at Houston Grand Opera, isn't the only thing without heat.

10.30 Houston Press

"GUST: Celebrating a Decade of Discovery" features 1,900 pinwheels along the Brown Foundation Promenade that not only react to natural wind patterns, their movement also can be affected by a visitor's breath.

10.30 Houston Chronicle

In “La bohème,” true love covers up a multitude of plot holes.

10.29 Houstonia Magazine

WITH SOME OF THE BEST MUSIC OPERA HAS TO OFFER, it’s hard to flop Puccini’s La bohème. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to knock it out of the park either.

10.27 Texas Classical Review

Houston Grand Opera’s production of La bohème makes a double contrast to its staging of The Flying Dutchman.

10.25 Opera News

The Houston Grand Opera has announced that it will launch the children’s book, “The Armadillo’s Dream” in collaboration with HGOco. This is the company’s first-ever commissioned storybook.

10.24 Broadway World Opera World

Houston Grand Opera and HGOco announce the launch of The Armadillo's Dream, a children's book authored by HGOco Touring Programs Manager Dennis Arrowsmith. This is HGO's first-ever commissioned storybook, with underwriting by the Connie Kwan-Wong Foundation and CKW Luxe.

10.23 Houston Press

An important point not to overlook in Puccini's La bohème, the four-act story of a group of starving artists in Paris, according to Italian tenor Ivan Magrì is that these young people have decided to live in poverty, seeing it as part and parcel of the artistic experience.

10.22 Houston Chronicle

Opera patrons return to Wortham Theater Center for Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" and a phantom-inspired late night supper downtown

10.22 Texas Classical Review

A year after a storm drove Houston Grand Opera from its home, a second storm ushered the company back.

10.22 Houston Chronicle

Not until the very end of “The Flying Dutchman” do the true implications of those portentous words, the very core of Richard Wagner’s 1843 opera, become clear. But long before then, Houston Grand Opera’s production tosses around concepts like damnation, fidelity and sacrifice as if they were 30-foot waves in storm-tossed waters.

10.20 Houston Press

How grand it is to have Houston Grand Opera back where it belongs – in its own home, that glorious aural cocoon that is the Wortham Theater.

10.18 Houstonia Magazine

As of today, the project is finally live.

10.18 Culture Map Houston

Jungian analyst Dr. Ronald Schenk is currently in private practice in Dallas and Houston, and his interests are in clinical thought, cultural psychology, post-modernism, and the interface of the arts with depth psychology.

10.17 Houston Press

The Houston Grand Opera returns to the Wortham this week after more than a year's absence due to Hurricane Harvey floodwaters, opening its season with a new production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman.

9.29 Gillette News Record

Opera star Plácido Domingo took the stage for the gala reopening of a Houston venue that suffered about $100 million in Hurricane Harvey flood damage last year.

9.29 Culture Map Houston

When the King holds a fiesta to find a bride for his son, Prince Paulo, havoc breaks loose when two stepsisters crash the party.

9.28 Houston Chronicle

Police officers on Prairie Street in downtown Houston looked unsure as they directed traffic, checking vehicles for valet passes or pointing party buses toward the south lanes. It’s been more than a year since the driveway in front of the Alice and George Brown Theater was open for business.

9.26 Culture Map Houston

It took a year to heal and restore, but the Wortham Center has now opened its doors once more to artists and audiences, welcoming Houston back to its performing arts home.

9.21 Arts and Culture Texas

He’s the ultimate outsider. Cursed by Satan, the protagonist of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchmanmust sail the world’s seas for all eternity. Satan’s decree offers him just one hope of escape: Every seven years, the Dutchman can come ashore. 

9.12 New York Times

This fall’s classical music calendar features more than 100 events. Dates are subject to change.

9.11 Broadway World Opera World

Multi-genre recording artist Damien Sneed, a Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient, joins the acclaimed staff of the Houston Grand Opera (HGOco) as Music Director and Composer in Residence.

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