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. We created a fully functioning costume shop in our warehouse only weeks after losing so much equipment and material during Harvey flooding. After scouring the city, we found a way to build our own Resilience Theater in the amazing GRB, where we led opera-loving fans in cheering the Astros on to their World Series win, welcomed a full house of excited high schoolers new to opera, and surprised trucking and quilting conventioneers with the sights and sounds of Verdi, Handel, and Ricky Ian Gordon. Throughout this time, Houstonians have offered their homes, churches, schools, and even a former YWCA so that our intrepid artists could continue working and preparing their performances.
We are thankful for all the help and support we have received and are still receiving from friends, colleagues, and opera lovers in this great city and around the world. We are grateful to be part of this incredible company of people who care so much about making and sharing great opera.