After the Storm
As a massive hurricane hurtles towards the Gulf Coast, a Galvestonian torn about whether to leave her home is haunted by storms past.
A story of loss, resilience, and the power of community, After the Storm mines the legacy of the Great Storm of 1900 and Hurricane Ike in 2008 on the region. This riveting new chamber opera, rooted in one family’s crisis, was developed through historical research and interviews with residents of Galveston and Houston.
After the Storm is sung in English with English surtitles. Running time is approximately 80 minutes.
A talk-back with members of the cast and creative team will follow each performance.
Tickets to each performance start at just $22!
Friday, May 13 (Houston – Cullen Theater)
Buy Tickets Online
By Phone: HGO Customer Care at 713-228-OPERA (6737) (Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; additional hours before performances)
In Person: Wortham Theater Center Box Office, 550 Prairie Street, Houston (Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; additional hours before performances)
Sunday, May 15 (Galveston – The Grand 1894 Opera House)
Buy Tickets Online
By Phone: The Grand Box Office at 409-765-1894 (Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm)
In Person: The Grand Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street (Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm)
Galveston Daily News, 5.13.16
"Healing continues with world premiere of 'After the Storm' at The Grand this weekend"
The Rest is Noise blog, 5.10.16
Houston Public Media, 5.9.16
"New Hurricane Opera Hits Close to Home for Houstonians"
Houston Chronicle, 5.6.16
"HGO's 'Storm' depicts trauma, hope after Galveston devastation"
Houston Public Media, 5.6.16
"Houston-Area Residents Swap Storm Stories Through Spoken Word, Music, Poetry"
Houston Press, 5.4.16
"World Premiering HGOco Opera Will Make Us Think, and Might Make Us Cry"
Galveston Monthly, April 2016
"Story in Song: After the Storm"
Join us this spring for special previews and events leading up to the world premiere of After the Storm!
Wednesday, March 30, 12 p.m.
Preview at Rotary Club of Galveston
Saturday, April 23, 3 p.m.
Program at Rosenberg Library, Galveston
Sunday, May 1, 2-3:30 p.m.
Preview at Galveston Historical Foundation Historic Homes Tour
Folklife + Traditional Arts
Radio voiceovers courtesy of Carrie Feibel and Michael Hagerty of Houston Public Media.
Please note that After the Storm was originally entitled The Root of the Wind Is Water. Any tickets purchased under the work’s former title will be accepted at both venues.