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Sarah and Ernest Butler Performance Series


HGO Digital is back and on its own platform! Simply head to and create login credentials to access the entire 2021-22 Digital season and much more.  

You have several ways to watch:  

Full instructions on how to access HGO Digital’s offerings via PC, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and Google Chromecast can be found here


HGO Digital Schedule 

The 34th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias – Jan. 21, 2022; FREE 

The annual competition returns for its 34th year and will be streamed live on HGO’s social platforms in addition to The talented artists selected to compete during this popular event will vie for a spot training with the prestigious HGO Studio. After the live competition, the concert will be available to stream through Feb. 20.   

Live from The Cullen: Lauren Snouffer – Feb. 11 through Mar. 13, 2022; FREE 

The recital series Live from The Cullen returns for a second year as part of HGO Digital. The first performance, featuring internationally renowned soprano and HGO Studio alumna Lauren Snouffer, celebrates love and the natural world through works by Debussy, Berg, Schubert, and contemporary composer Will Liverman. With Joseph Li on piano.  

Giving Voice – Mar. 19 through Apr. 18, 2022; FREE 

HGO’s third annual Giving Voice concert will celebrate diverse artists in opera. We are proud to continue this new company tradition, which was originally the brainchild of tenor Lawrence Brownlee. This performance will also be streamed live on HGO’s social media platforms in addition to Vimeo.  

Live from The Cullen: Michelle Bradley – Apr. 8 through May 8, 2022; FREE Accompanied by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers, fast-rising soprano Michelle Bradley sings Mahler’s five-song Rückert-Lieder, Barber’s Hermit Songs, Op. 29, and a selection of spirituals. 

Live from The Cullen: Federico de Michelis – May 13 through Jun. 12, 2022; FREE Renowned Argentinian bass-baritone and HGO Studio alumnus Federico de Michelis shares tango and chamber songs from his home country alongside jazz standards. He also plays guitar, with Emiliano Messiez on piano.  

Suite Española II – Jun. 10 through Jul. 10, 2022; $29.99 

Building on the critical and audience response for spring 2021’s Suite Española, created by and starring the incomparable Ana María Martínez, this follow-up program celebrates the musical traditions of Spanish-speaking cultures in Central and South America. 



To support the series, Sarah and Ernest Butler, long-time HGO supporters, have made an extraordinarily generous gift to help underwrite HGO Digital programming. The pledge will support both Houston Grand Opera and Austin Opera, creating a strategic partnership between the two Texas companies.

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