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?
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.
Oct 27, 2017
Opera is a dramatic art form that naturally lends itself to extraordinary production designs. Which means opera productions offer a goody bag of costume inspiration when in search of the perfect Halloween outfit.
Oct 24, 2017
Imagine an aural version of the “blind” taste tests that Madison Avenue is so fond of…but instead of coffees or sodas, the point of comparison is singers.
Oct 13, 2017
Have you ever noticed characters on stage but not singing during an opera and wondered who they are? They are likely supernumeraries, or supers for short.
Sep 29, 2017
When mezzo-soprano Megan Mikailovna Samarin steps onto the HGO stage as Sesto in Julius Caesar next month, she will have national exposure that few young artists can hope for: a glamorous photo spread in Opera News, the nation’s premier opera publication.
Sep 27, 2017
Arin Arbus, the director of La traviata, made her HGO debut directing The Rape of Lucretia in 2012. Her production of La traviata has been seen at Canadian Opera Company and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, who co-produced it with HGO.
Sep 22, 2017
If you love French films, mark September 25 at 7 p.m. on your calendar.
Aug 15, 2017
It’s hot, it’s humid; it’s Houston in mid-July. Inside the walls of the Wortham Theater Center are air-conditioned offices filled with bustling staff members determined to make the upcoming season the best one yet. But their administrative efforts to prepare for the 2017–18 productions would amount to little without the musical materials to rehearse the singers and orchestra musicians. That’s why HGO needs 27-year-old Aspen McArthur.
Jul 18, 2017
Summer break is a perfect time for kids to explore new activities they may not have the chance to experience in school or at home. And what better place to do so than summer camp!