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The Sound of Music

Apr. 26 - May 12, 2024

A family-friendly classic

A tale of resistance, courage, and joy: The Sound of Music, whose story begins in the hills of Austria on the eve of the Nazis’ annexation, resonates as much today as during the musical’s 1959 premiere. Acclaimed director Francesca Zambello incorporates songs from both the theatrical version and its famous cinematic adaptation into her new production, a vibrant staging of the beloved story of the von Trapp children, their stern father, and the novice-turned-governess Maria who changes their lives. The Wortham Theater is the perfect place to experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s original vision for their timeless musical, propelled by the full power of the world-class HGO Orchestra and Chorus and a peerless cast including world-famous mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as Maria and baritone Alexander Birch Elliott as the Captain. HGO’s Richard Bado takes the podium to conduct this classic family-friendly production.

Music by Richard Rodgers 

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse  

Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp

A Co-Production of Houston Grand Opera and The Glimmerglass Festival

  • Price Range
    $20 - $210
  • Age
    This production is suitable for all ages.
  • Running Time
  • Language
    Sung in English with projected English translation.

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Cast & Creative


Isabel Leonard

Maria Rainer

Alexander Birch Elliott

Captain Georg von Trapp

Katie Van Kooten

The Mother Abbess

Tori Tedeschi Adams


Daniel Belcher

Max Detweiler

Megan Marino

Elsa Schraeder

Renée Richardson

Sister Margaretta

Erin Wagner

Sister Berthe

Ani Kushyan

Sister Sophia

Creative Team

Richard Bado


Francesca Zambello


Eric Sean Fogel

Associate Director/ Choreographer

Peter J. Davidson

Set Designer

Aleš Valášek

Costume Designer

Mark McCullough

Lighting Designer

Andrew Harper

Sound Designer

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus

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