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An Evening with Jonas Kaufmann

Concert & Gala


Concert on the Wortham Theater Center's Brown Stage
Dinner at the Four Seasons Houston

Louise G. Chapman, Presenting Underwriter


Jonas Kaufmann has performed over 70 roles in the world’s leading opera houses—and his first-ever appearance in Houston is now! The velvety-toned tenor, praised by the New York Times for his “clarion top notes, the blend of virility and tenderness in his singing…and refined musicianship” has earned rapturous praise as one of today’s greatest interpreters of Wagner repertoire and beyond. From Parsifal to Don José, “he embodies each role with such an investment that he makes one think this is the last time he will perform this work.” (Télérama). HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers conducts the HGO Orchestra during this extraordinary evening. 

Gala package includes premium concert tickets and seated dinner with Jonas Kaufmann.


7:00 p.m. Concert in the Brown Theater
9:00 p.m. Dinner at the Four Seasons Houston

Cocktail Attire / Valet Parking

Please fill out the reservation form below or contact or 713-546-0700 to secure your reservation for this once-in-a-lifetime concert event. 

Concert and Gala Dinner

Premium concert seating and table at the post-concert gala dinner. ^ Receive a signed concert program

Orchestra concert seating and a seat at the post-concert gala dinner. ^ Receive a signed concert program

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Houston Grand Opera is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. In accordance with IRS rules and regulations, fair market value (FMV) is $350 per person.

COVID-19 Policy

Together with guidance from the HGO Health Committee, local health officials, and the Centers for Disease Control, we have made the decision to implement the following requirements for performances during HGO’s Fall season, effective immediately: 

        • All guests attending HGO performances and events will be required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth while inside the Wortham Theater Center, including while seated for a performance. 
        • All guests attending HGO Special Event dinners will be required to present a lab-confirmed negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours (3 days) of the performance or show proof of vaccination. Additionally, masks will be required at the event except while eating and drinking. Guests with tickets to the dinner following the Jonas Kaufmann concert and Opening Night dinner following Carmen will receive additional information surrounding these protocols.

These protocols will be effective through the end of Carmen performances (November 7). More details on HGO safety protocols, as well as changes to Wortham Theater Center practices, can be found at 

Additional Information

All guests attending HGO performances and events will be required to wear a mask  covering the nose and mouth while inside the Wortham Theater Center,  including while seated for a performance. No exceptions will be made. 

All guests attending fall post-performance dinner events (Jonas Kaufmann Dinner on October 6 and/or Opening Night Dinner on October 22) will be required to show one of the following:  

        • Proof of a lab-confirmed negative COVID-19 test
          • Test must be administered within 72 hours (3 days) of the performance: between October 3-6 for the Jonas Kaufmann Dinner and between October 19-22 for Opening Night Dinner.
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        • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
          • You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you have received a second dose in a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after you have received a single-dose vaccine.

To ensure an expeditious event arrival experience for all, we are asking each Special Event dinner attendee to provide their negative test results or vaccine cards by the following dates:  

        • Negative Test Result: Please make every effort to share proof of negative result with HGO via the link above no later than noon on Wednesday, October 6 for An Evening with Jonas Kaufmann, and/or noon on Friday, October 22 for Opening Night Dinner.  
        • Proof of Vaccination: Please make every effort to provide via the link above no later than Friday, October 1 for An Evening with Jonas Kaufmann and or Monday, October 18 for Opening Night Dinner.


Please utilize the following link to upload a copy of your lab-confirmed negative COVID test or COVID vaccine card 72 hours prior to the event. Fill out the form in its entirety then utilize a photo or scan of your results or card. 


If you have any issues accessing the link or uploading your documentation, please email 

For our fall season and opening concert, the Green Room will remain closed. HGO will reevaluate the situation prior to Winter Rep.  

For our Fall Rep and opening concert, the Founders Salon will be at a reduced capacity for pre-show dining. Diners will be required to show proof of vaccination, or a lab-confirmed negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours (3 days) of the performance.


Valet parking will be available, as always, for all Special Event attendees with your dashboard valet parking pass. Our valet team will be required to provide proof of vaccination or lab confirmed negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event as well as wear a mask while working. 

Children under the age of 12, for whom there is no currently available vaccine, are not permitted to attend a Special Events dinner regardless of the vaccination status of their guardian.

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