Thanks to you, we are able to fund all six priority areas of Inspiring Performance—The Campaign for Houston Grand Opera. Each of these priorities helps HGO achieve its vision to be the most innovative, inclusive, and transformative opera company in America.


    A uniquely personal experience of art.
    Our goal is to raise $85 million to support HGO's tradition of artistic excellence. Your financial support will allow HGO to produce our first ever Ring cycle, commission even more new productions and world premieres, continue to perform well-loved core productions, and expand our repertoire with great American musicals, holiday, and discovery operas.


    The next generation of opera stars.
    The HGO Studio has become one of the most highly recognized and respected young artist programs in the world since its founding in 1977. The program's purpose—investing in exceptional talent to develop extraordinary artists—has been validated by the achievements of our illustrious alumni in opera houses all over the world.

    Company. Community. Collaboration.

    HGOco creates opportunities for artistic observation, participation, and creation for people of all ages and backgrounds. By using the resources of the entire company and collaborating with more than 100 partner organizations, HGOco changes the way people involve art in their lives.

    It is time for opera to exist for everyone.

    The NEXUS Initiative is HGO's key strategy for achieving its core goal of affordability. It has been a phenomenal success over its first five years, with thousands of operagoers at last able to enjoy our work without the barrier of cost. Through NEXUS, tickets are underwritten for performances at the Wortham Theater Center, the Student Performance Series, and free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

    The only thing we leave for the future is what we create today.
    HGO plans productions many years in advance. Of course, nobody knows what the future holds, and success cannot be guaranteed. So it's crucial to have a reliable, regular source of income. The HGO Endowment is designed to provide perpetual, predictable financial support, ensuring that the company can achieve excellence in all we do.

    Leave a lasting legacy.

    HGO is a family made up of everyone who loves the company. The foresight of today's opera lovers will create a legacy for future generations of the HGO family.