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Digital Release

The Phoenix

Released by PENTATONE as part of their American Opera Series

Houston Grand Opera's world premiere of Tarik O'Reagan & John Caird's The Phoenix is being released through PENTATONE Music on October 16, 2020. In this production, Mozart's famous librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, explores the comedic and tragic moments in his scandalous life by putting on an opera about his own life.


Lorenzo Da Ponte   Thomas Hampson
Young Da Ponte
  Luca Pisaroni
Patrick Kelly
Bishop of Ceneda
Giacomo Casanova
Emperor Joseph II
"Opera" Taylor
Clement Clark Moore
  Chad Shelton
Maria Malibran
Wolfgang Mozart
Nancy Da Ponte
  Rihab Chaieb
Mary Grahl
Brigida Banti
  Lauren Snouffer
Angela Tiepolo
Matilda Grahl
Anna Morichelli
  Elizabeth Sutphen
  Gabriel Magallón
Baruch Conegliano   Stephen Hill
Anania Conegliano   Ethan Gonzalez

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair

Patrick Summers, Conductor
Margaret Alkek Williams Chair

Production Program

Download the program for bios, track listings, and interesting facts about the production


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