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Musings

  • 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.

  • A Holiday Treat for the Whole Family
    Nov 17, 2017

    What holiday memories do we cherish the most? Probably those that involve people we love. 

  • A 300 Year Jump
    Nov 10, 2017

    Soprano and HGO Studio alumna Heidi Stober was still wowing audiences as sexy Cleopatra in Handel's Julius Caesar when she started rehearsals for HGO's world premiere holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree, which runs November 30–December 17. We asked her, what's it like to go from singing music that was composed in 1724 to a piece written in 2017?

  • An Opera in an Airplane Museum
    Nov 1, 2017

    There are plenty of films about war and its effects on both soldiers and civilians, but few modern operas. Composer Tom Cipullo became one of the first to translate a true war story to the operatic stage when he wrote his chamber opera, Glory Denied, in 2006.