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AUGUST

AUGUST 25

Theater District Open House, noon–5 p.m. Wortham Theater Center, Alley Theater, Hobby Center, Jones Hall. Free behind-the-scenes experiences, performance previews, and special ticket and subscription offers.

 

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 10

HGOco presents Exploring Your Creative Identity, a workshop in creativity for ages 55+. The workshop meets on eight consecutive Tuesday mornings, September 10–October 23, and offers opportunities to discover and cultivate creative practices. $300. Registration is open now; for information visit
HGO.org/creativeidentity.

 

SEPTEMBER 13 & 15

Studio Showcase: The singers and pianists of the HGO Studio perform in a program of opera scenes, Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater, at 7 p.m. on September 13 and 2 p.m. on September 15. Free to season subscribers; nonsubscribers may purchase mezzanine tickets at HGO.org. 

 

SEPTEMBER 29

HGOco presents singers from the Bauer Family High School Voice Studio in a masterclass with an HGO artist. 2 p.m. Free; public invited. Contact Alisa Magallón at amagallon@hgo.org for information.

 

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 1–2

Strega Nona: HGOco and Opera to Go! present a hilarious musical adaptation of the Caldecott Award–winning story book by Tomie dePaola. Recommended for children in grades 2–8. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 11 a.m. daily. Free. Strega Nona tours from September 23 through December 13, 2019. To book a performance at your school, library, or community center, visit HGO.org/OperaToGo or call
713-546-0231.

 

OCTOBER 1

Opera Night Live: the HGO Guild invites you to the United Way of Greater Houston (50 Waugh Dr.) to enjoy wine and snacks while learning more about Rigoletto from a member of the production team. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Free, but reservations are recommended. For more information, contact the Guild at 713-546-0269 or visit hgoguild.org.

 

OCTOBER 5

29th Annual Fall Awards Brunch: the HGO Guild honors stellar volunteers and supporters while listening to special performances by HGO Studio Artists. Location TBD. For more information, contact the Guild at 713-546-0269 or visit hgoguild.org.

 

OCTOBER 13

HGOco presents singers from the Bauer Family High School Voice Studio in a masterclass with an HGO artist. 2 p.m. Free; public invited. Contact Alisa Magallón at amagallon@hgo.org for information.

 

OCTOBER 18–NOVEMBER 1

Performances of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Wortham Theater Center’s Brown Theater. Special intermission reception for members of Opening Nights for Young Professionals at the October 18 performance only.

 

OCTOBER 18

Opening Night Dinner: HGO celebrates the opening of the 2019–20 season following he performance of Rigoletto. Wortham Theater Center. Drs. Rachel and Warren A. Ellsworth IV, chairs.For more information, contact Brooke Rogers at 713-546-0271 or brogers@hgo.org.

 

OCTOBER 20

Behind the Music: an intimate conversation about Rigoletto immediately following the performance. Masterson Green Room. Free.

 

OCTOBER 25–NOVEMBER 8

Performances of Handel’s Saul. Wortham Theater Center’s Brown Theater. Special intermission reception for members of Opening Nights for Young Professionals at the October 25 performance only.

 

OCTOBER 27

Behind the Music: an intimate conversation about Saul immediately following the performance. Masterson Green Room. Free.

 

OCTOBER 30

High School Night: HGOco hosts high school students and their chaperones at a full-length performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto. School groups only. Wortham Theater Center’s Brown Theater, 7 p.m.  Visit HGO.org/StudentPerformances to reserve.

 

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 6

Joyce DiDonato stars in In War & Peace—Harmony Through Music. Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Wortham Theater Center’s Cullen Theater. Dinner follows at 9 p.m. on the Brown Theater stage.
Sara Morgan, chair. For more information, contact Brooke Rogers at 713-546-0271 or brogers@hgo.org.

 

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 5–22m

World premiere performances of Javier Martínez and Leonard Foglia’s El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering. Wortham Theater Center’s Cullen Theater.  

 

DECEMBER 6 & 8

HGO Studio Recital Series: Artists of the HGO Studio perform in the intimate and elegant salon at Rienzi, the decorative arts wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, at 1406 Kirby Drive. 7:30 p.m. 

 

DECEMBER 8

Behind the Music: an intimate conversation about El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering immediately following the performance. Masterson Green Room. Free.

 

DECEMBER 9–11

Student Matinees: HGOco hosts groups of students in grades 4–8 and their chaperones at performances of Javier Martínez and Leonard Foglia’s El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering. School groups only: reserve online at HGO.org/StudentPerformances.

 

JANUARY

JANUARY 5

HGOco presents the Bauer Family High School Voice Studio in Mock College Auditions. Wortham Theater Center. 2 p.m. Free.

 

JANUARY 7

Opera Night Live: the HGO Guild invites you to the United Way of Greater Houston (50 Waugh Dr.) to enjoy wine and snacks while learning more about La favorite from a member of the production team. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Free, but reservations are recommended. For more information, contact the Guild at
713-546-0269 or visit hgoguild.org.

 

JANUARY 24–February 9m

Performances of Donizetti’s La favorite. Wortham Theater Center’s Brown Theater. Special intermission reception for members of Opening Nights for Young Professionals at the January 24 performance only.

 

JANUARY 26

Behind the Music: an intimate conversation about La favorite immediately following the performance. Masterson Green Room. Free.

 

JANUARY 31 & FEBRUARY 1

Strega Nona: HGOco and Opera to Go! present a hilarious musical adaptation of the Caldecott Award–winning story book by Tomie dePaola. Recommended for children in grades 2–8. Heinen Theatre. Two performances daily: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Strega Nona tours to schools, libraries, and community centers January 27–May 22. Book a performance at HGO.org/OperaToGo or by calling
713-546-0231.

 

JANUARY 31–FEBRUARY 16m

Performances of Verdi’s Aida. Wortham Theater Center’s Brown Theater. Special intermission reception for members of Opening Nights for Young Professionals at the January 31 performance only.

 

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 2

Behind the Music: an intimate conversation about Aida immediately following the performance. Masterson Green Room. Free.

 

FEBRUARY 7

Concert of Arias: the 32nd Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition  for Young Singers. Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater. Live finals of the competition at
7 p.m. Celebration Dinner to follow in the Grand Foyer. Laura and Brad McWilliams, chairs. For information, contact Brooke Rogers at 713-546-0271 or brogers@hgo.org.

 

FEBRUARY 15

HGO Studio Recital Series: Artists of the HGO Studio perform at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Audrey Jones Beck Building (5601 Main Street). 7:30 p.m.

 

MARCH

MARCH 5 & 6

HGOco presents HGO’s 68th world premiere, Damien Sneed and Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton’s Marian’s Song. Wortham Theater Center’s Cullen Theater, 7 p.m.

 

MARCH 28

Spring Event: the HGO Guild holds its annual fundraiser at the Houston Racquet Club (10709 Memorial Dr.) at 6:30 p.m. The seated dinner includes a silent auction and live music. For more information, contact the Guild at 713-546-0269 or visit hgoguild.org.

 

MARCH 16–20

Spring Break at Discovery Green: HGOco presents activities and performances at Discovery Green,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.

 

APRIL

APRIL 4

Opera Ball 2020: Grand Foyer of the Wortham Theater Center, 6:30 p.m. Followed by the Encore Party. For information, contact Brooke Rogers at 713-546-0271 or brogers@hgo.org.

 

APRIL 7

Opera Night Live: the HGO Guild invites you to the United Way of Greater Houston (50 Waugh Dr.) to enjoy wine and snacks while learning more about Salome from a member of the production team. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Free, but reservations are recommended. For more information, contact the Guild at
713-546-0269 or visit hgoguild.org.

 

APRIL 17–MAY 1

Performances of R. Strauss’s Salome, Wortham Theater Center’s Brown Theater. Special intermission reception for members of Opening Nights for Young Professionals at the April 17 performance only.

 

APRIL 19

Behind the Music: an intimate conversation about Salome immediately following the performance. Masterson Green Room. Free.

 

APRIL 24–MAY 8

Performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Wortham Theater Center’s Brown Theater. Special intermission reception for members of Opening Nights for Young Professionals at the April 24 performance only.

 

APRIL 26

Behind the Music: an intimate conversation about The Magic Flute immediately following the performance. Masterson Green Room. Free.

 

MAY

MAY 7 & 10

HGO Studio Recital Series: Artists of the HGO Studio perform in the intimate and elegant salon at Rienzi, the decorative arts wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1406 Kirby Dr.). May 7 at 7:30 p.m. and May 10 at 5 p.m.

 

MAY 9

HGOco presents the Bauer Family High School Voice Studio Graduation Recital. Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University. 6 p.m. Free.

 

MAY 27

HGO Association Annual Meeting and Reception: Wortham Theater Center, 5–7 p.m. Open to members of the HGO Board of Directors, HGO Trustees, and donors. Call 713-546-0217 for information.

 

JUNE

JUNE 8–26

Opera Camp: One of Houston's most in-demand summer camp series is coming in June 2020! HGOco is proud to announce several unique camps designed for grades K–12, including Create an Opera, Art of Opera, and Sing! Move! Play! All camps are held at the Wortham Theater Center. For more information, visit HGO.org/community-programs.