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Marian's Song at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Continuing the annual company tradition of offering a spring performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present Marian’s Song for free on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15. Composed by Damien Sneed to a libretto by Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, Houston’s poet laureate emeritus, Marian’s Song debuted in March 2020 on the Wortham Theater Center’s Cullen stage as HGO’s 68th world premiere.

Marian’s Song is based on the life of Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century, who broke racial barriers throughout her storied career. Now audiences can enjoy a free, in-person presentation of this innovative fusion of opera and spoken word poetry. Each year, HGO partners with Miller Outdoor Theatre to bring Houstonians free offerings of a mainstage production, although the company wasn’t able to perform last spring due to the pandemic.

Download the program here.

When: Friday, May 14, 2021, at 8:00 p.m.

            Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 8:00 p.m.


Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park

            6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030


Tickets:   Free  |

Covered seats at Miller Outdoor Theatre are available here. Seating on the hill does not require ticketing. 


Marian Anderson Zoie Reams
Nevaeh Aris Kian
Billy King Nicholas Newton
Pastor/Walter White Cory McGee
Eleanor/Jane Cynthia Clayton




Composer Damien Sneed
Librettist Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
Conductor Benjamin Manis

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