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February 11, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. CST

Celebrating Carlisle Floyd

A memorial concert honoring the American opera giant.

On September 30, 2021, Carlisle Floyd died at age 95. The great American composer and educator, known as the “Dean of American Opera,” had a decades-long relationship with HGO and with Houston. He is dearly missed. “No other company in the history of opera has had such a long creative relationship with a living composer as has Houston Grand Opera with Carlisle Floyd, who also founded the renowned HGO Studio with David Gockley in 1977,” says HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers.

As we mourn the passing of this opera giant, we will honor his memory with a special concert: Celebrating Carlisle Floyd. The event will feature selections from some of his most beloved operas, including Cold Sassy Tree, Of Mice and Men, Willie Stark, and Susannah, with a full orchestra conducted by Maestro Patrick Summers. HGO Studio artistsboth current and alumnialong with the HGO Chorus and Orchestra will help pay tribute to the revolutionary composer and dear friend.

The event takes place at the Wortham Theater Center’s Brown Theater. Free but ticketed.

Date: Friday, February 11, 2022, at 8:00 p.m.

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