HGOco
  • Experience high-energy opera, presented at your school, library or community center in a fully-staged, 45-minute performance. Performances are sung in English or English/Spanish and are designed especially for today's audiences. We bring costumes, sets and beautiful music to life for less than $2 per student! Shows available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Teachers receive a study guide in advance.

    To schedule an Opera to Go! performance, fill out the online ORDER FORM.
    Information: operatogo@houstongrandopera.org or 713-546-0231
    $495 for a single performance / $750 for two back-to-back performances of the same opera
    Maximum audience capacity is 300.
    Mileage charges for sites 35+ miles outside downtown Houston.

    Interested in ordering Opera to Go! for your entire school?
    Ask us about Storybook Opera: Fairy Tale Blasts! - it's an interactive, age-appropriate alternative for younger students.

    For help with funding, contact Anina Moore at the Texas Commission on the Arts 512-936-6573, or for more information visit www.arts.texas.gov.

Opera to Go!
  • SONG OF HOUSTON
    Houston's colorful past, present, and future set the stage for HGOco's Song of Houston - an ongoing initiative that commissions works based on stories that define the unique character of our city.
  • OPERA to Go! AUDITIONS
    Opera to Go! is seeking energetic singers of all voice types who are interested in per­forming for students and communities.
  • 2013-14 Tours

    Rapunzel Revised Image   Rapunzel
    Music by Mary Carol Warwick
    Libretto by Alvaro Saar Rios
    Grades: 2 - 8

    The witch Bruja has horrible hair and uses peppers to concoct potions to try and transform it. When her neighbor, Rapunzel, stumbles into her garden, Bruja sees a chance to have luxurious hair another way - by force!

    Available for touring January 20 - May 30, 2014 (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only) 
    To schedule Rapunzel at your school, please CLICK HERE.

     
     Fairy Tale Blasts   Fairy Tale Blasts!
    Music: Various
    Books: For a list of available fairy tales, email jhurley@hgo.org.
    Based on our popular Storybook Opera program, Opera to Go! artists perform fairy tale storybooks and introduce young children to basic opera vocabulary and musical concepts. Performances occur in classrooms before or after an Opera to Go! show. Five singers split up and reach Pre-K through 2nd grade audiences in multiple classrooms at the same time.
    Books: For a list of available fairy tales, please email amagallon@houstongrandopera.org.

    Available in conjunction with an Opera to Go! performance.

     

    2014-15 Tours

    HGOco is pleased to announce Opera to Go! productions for the 2014-2015 season! You may begin making reservations on May 1, 2014.

     Cinderella in Spain 4.21.14   Cinderella in Spain
    Music by Mary Carol Warwick
    Libretto by Kate Pogue
    Recommended Grades 2-8
    When the king holds a fiesta for his son, Prince Paulo, to find a bride, havoc breaks loose as two stepsisters crash the party. The prince falls in love with an unknown senorita who leaves behind a glass slipper. Cinderella in Spain offers a bilingual opera experience that young audiences are guaranteed to enjoy.

    Dates: September 22 - December 19, 2014 - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only
    Price: $495 for one performance | $750 for two back-to-back performances
         
     An Italian Folktale 4.21.14   World Premiere!
    The Pasty Prince (An Italian Folktale)
    Music by Mark Buller
    Libretto by Charles Anthony Silvestri
    Recommended Grades 2-8
    A down-and-out troupe of commedia dell-arte actors arrive to present a play of the classic Italian tale "The Pastry Prince" for the noble Duke of Bologna. As they rehearse for the big day, they have to take on a last-minute understudy, but things do not go quite as expected.

    Dates: January 26 - May 29, 2015 - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only
    Price: $495 for one performance | $750 for two back-to-back performance
         
      Opera Blasts 4.21.14   Opera Blasts
    Next season will offer a brand new program from Pre - k - 1st grade students to enjoy Opera to Go! at their level. 
    Opera Blasts adapts music from famous operas to teach the next generation of operagoers through engaging storytelling. Opera to Go! artists will visit up to five classrooms simultaneously, providing a personal, interactive environment for young students.

    Opera Blasts is available in conjunction with an Opera to Go! performance.

    Price: $750 for one Opera to Go! show plus Opera Blasts

     

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