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Musings

  • A Little Wine with Your Opera?
    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.

  • Stock the Shops
    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.

  • Efraín Solís: A Natural Fit
    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.”

  • Opera Pets
    Apr 11, 2018

    Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

    -Anatole France 

  • HGO Spotlight: Jennifer Wijangco
    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.

  • HGO Spotlight: Molly Dill
    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.

  • And the Winner Is
    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 

  • Season's Greetings from HGO!
    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.

  • Holiday Gift Ideas from HGO
    Dec 7, 2017

    Looking for a great holiday outing for the family? 

  • A Thanksgiving Message
    Nov 17, 2017

    It’s been a wild and crazy few months in Houston. Here at HGO, we’re feeling pretty grateful. In those short months, we relocated our offices to temporary quarters downtown and discovered a great new neighborhood.