Oct 16, 2018
Composer Richard Wagner (1813–83) was 30 years old at the premiere of his Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), an opera generally regarded as the first flowering of a genius who would follow it with works of greater profundity.
Oct 11, 2018
How well do you know The Flying Dutchman? Put your knowledge to the test by taking the quiz below.
Jul 25, 2018
Few things pair better with wine than cheese. Given that today is National Wine and Cheese day, we at HGO have decided it was the perfect opportunity to pair the operas of our 2018–19 season with wine.
Jun 13, 2018
Great opera sweeps you up in the magic of beautiful music and powerful storytelling. But we’ll let you in on a secret: the magic is in the details.
May 7, 2018
Efraín Solís knows what it’s like to be an outsider. As a Mexican American growing up in Orange County, California, he says, “I felt stuck between two worlds. I couldn’t hide that I looked Hispanic. I was not like the white kids, but I didn’t speak with an accent. And I knew about my Mexican culture but had not lived it like the kids who came from there.”
Apr 11, 2018
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Mar 14, 2018
Jennifer Wijangco turned the frame that sits on her desk at HGO so that I could see it. In it was the ticket to the first opera she ever saw: Houston Grand Opera’s production of The Tales of Hoffmann on November 15, 1992.
Mar 2, 2018
I recently sat down with Molly Dill, producing director at HGO, to talk about how she landed at HGO, what she loves most about her job, and what advice she might give to an aspiring producing director.
Feb 2, 2018
Last night, HGO held its annual Concert of Arias—the culmination of the 30th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers—at Stude Concert Hall at Rice University. This
Dec 18, 2017
It is hard to believe the holidays are here after the incredible fall we just lived through in Houston ---indelibly marked by both devastating loss from Hurricane Harvey and the Astros’ thrilling World Series win.