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Update about the 2020-21 Season

Amazing patrons and subscribers like you help us bring beautiful opera to the city of Houston. It is with a heavy heart we announced the cancellation of 33 of the 47 mainstage and Cullen Theater performances of the 2020–21 season, through the spring of 2021.

Like many nonprofits, HGO has been negatively impacted financially during the pandemic, having canceled its spring repertory and major fundraising events earlier this year. Staging grand opera requires hundreds of artists, crew, and staff members for each performance. Social distancing, a key tactic in fighting the spread of COVID-19, makes presenting grand opera financially unviable in the coming months.

For your convenience, HGO patrons and subscribers who currently have tickets for the 2020–21 season will have their subscriptions moved to the 2021–22 season automatically. In appreciation of their continued support, existing tickets to Breaking the Waves and The Sound of Music will be made complimentary. More information and additional options can be found at For more information about your subscription, please email Customer Care at

In order to continue bringing you great art, we have envisioned a whole new digital season free of charge. A full schedule of content and information on how to access these videos will be available the beginning of August 2020.

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