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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

2.7 Out Smart Houston

Sorry, Ali MacGraw—love means always having to say you’re sorry, especially if you’re in a relationship and you’re not doing your part to keep the flame burning. So even if you and your beloved consider Valentine’s Day to be just a Hallmark holiday and loathe joining the unwashed masses in their schmaltzy exchanges of chocolates and roses, take the opportunity to do something romantic on one of the other 364 days of the year.

2.7 Opera News

Gioachino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” has always been the gold standard for Italian opera buffa as it is based on the Figaro plays of 18th-century French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais. 

2.6 Broadway World Opera World

Eric Owens arrives in Houston just as the winter storm hits, shutting down the city's schools, roadways, businesses and, unfortunately, opera rehearsals. Still, the globe-trotting bass-baritone says he is happier to be here in Houston than the Windy City where he makes his home. 

2.2 Houston Public Media

Bass singer Peixin Chen talks about his opera career and his role in Houston Grand Opera’s The Barber of Seville

2.2 Broadway World Opera World

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announced today the winners of the 30th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers that took place at Stude Concert Hall at Rice University.

1.31 Houston Public Media

A conversation with soprano Tamara Wilson and a preview of her role in Richard Strauss’ Elektra, currently in production at Houston Grand Opera.

1.31 Broadway World Opera World

Houston Grand Opera presents Bernstein's West Side Story (April 20 - May 6), Bellini's Norma (April 27 - May 11), and return of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (May 17, 19, 20) at HGO Resilience Theater.

1.29 KPRC Channel 2

The 2018 Grammy Awards turned out to be a big night for Houston, not just for the Houston Symphony, but for musicians all over the city.

1.29 Houstonia Magazine

Houston Grand Opera interprets Rossini’s classic opera using plenty of color.

1.29 Houston Chronicle

Rossini's most famous opera, "The Barber of Seville," is performed so often that keeping it fresh is an evergreen concern.

1.29 Culture Map Houston

The winners of the 2018 Grammy Awards were announced Sunday, January 28, in New York City, and one Houston organization is celebrating a historic local victory.

1.29 Broadway World Opera World

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 30th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Stude Concert Hall at Rice University on February 1 at 7 p.m. 

1.27 Texas Classical Review

As the antics of The Barber of Seville approach their climax, the hullabaloo around Dr. Bartolo’s home gets the best of his housemaid Berta. “There’s always confusion around here,” she complains. “A houseful of turmoil!”

1.26 New York Times

A pregnant Mexican woman with a small son is determined to reunite her family and join her husband in America. She wants her new child to be born an American, with both parents present.

1.25 Texas Classical Review

Rossini’s Barber of Seville returns to Houston Grand Opera this week in an encore of the whimsically modernist, quasi-surrealistic sets and costumes created for the company in 2011 by Spanish designer Joan Guillen. 

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.