Houston Grand Opera News

George London Foundation to Welcome Paul Appleby & Sarah Mesko in RecitalGeorge London Foundation to Welcome Paul Appleby & Sarah Mesko in Recital
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Tenor Paul Appleby, the 2011 George London Award winner who, it was recently announced, will be in the cast of the world premiere of John Adams's Girls of the Golden West with San Francisco Opera next season, teams up with mezzo-soprano and 2015 George London Award winner Sarah Mesko and pianist Ken Noda for the season's second event in the George London Foundation Recital Series at The Morgan Library & Museum on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Interactive Show GARBAGE ISLANDS Sells Out First Performance at New Kids TheaterInteractive Show GARBAGE ISLANDS Sells Out First Performance at New Kids Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Saturday, February 18, Houston's newest downtown hotspot, Rec Room premiered its new interactive kids show, GARBAGE ISLAND, and the response was amazing. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Announces Lead Performers in Giuseppe Verdi's RIGOLETTOPalm Beach Opera Announces Lead Performers in Giuseppe Verdi's RIGOLETTO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

???????Palm Beach Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto for one weekend only, March 10-12, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Music Director Christoph Eschenbach Returns to Houston Symphony for Concert, 3/3-5Music Director Christoph Eschenbach Returns to Houston Symphony for Concert, 3/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Former Houston Symphony Music Director Christoph Eschenbach returns to Houston to conduct a spiritually-uplifting program of works by Austrian composer Anton Bruckner at8 p.m.†March 3-4, and†2:30 p.m.†March 5. (more...)

Utah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th AnniversaryUtah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2017-18 season in recognition of the company's 40th†anniversary. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Stage THE PERFECT AMERICANLong Beach Opera to Stage THE PERFECT AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

On March 12 and 18, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the long-awaited U.S. premiere of Philip Glass' The Perfect American, a fictionalized account of Walt Disney's final days. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Calls for Applicants for 2017-18 Composer Librettist Development ProgramAmerican Lyric Theater Calls for Applicants for 2017-18 Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced that applications for the next cycle of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program will be accepted from February 15 to March 31, 2017. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Announces Call for Applications to the Composer Librettist Development ProgramAmerican Lyric Theater Announces Call for Applications to the Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) is pleased to announce that applications for the next cycle of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program will be accepted from February 15 to March 31, 2017. There is no fee to apply for the program. (more...)


by Guest Blogger: Ofelia Adame - Feb 15, 2017

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Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin TonightPerformances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CARMENLyric Opera of Chicago Presents CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago†presents the thrilling story of a deadly love triangle set to Georges Bizet's most vivid, exciting, and popular music. (more...)

BWW Blog: HGO's Ofelia Adame Williams  -- A Journey to 120 VoicesBWW Blog: HGO's Ofelia Adame Williams -- A Journey to 120 Voices
by Guest Blogger: Ofelia Adame - Feb 13, 2017

Soprano Ofelia Adame Williams takes stock of her nine years as a Houston Grand Opera Chorus member. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents 2017 Summer Season - RIGOLETTO, DON GIOVANNI, LA BOHEMESan Francisco Opera Presents 2017 Summer Season - RIGOLETTO, DON GIOVANNI, LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

San Francisco Opera presents a trio of operatic favorites- Giuseppe Verdi's†Rigoletto, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's†Don Giovanni†and Giacomo Puccini's†La Boheme-at the War Memorial Opera House from†May 31 through July 2. (more...)

WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 GalaWAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons†will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). (more...)

Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of†Opera†magazine and classical music critic with†The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was both a challenge and a pleasure for us to produce these shortlists, and I am very grateful to our distinguished jury. The quality of the nominationsóreceived in record numbers this yearówas very high, and I hope our lists prove that for all the difficulties faced by the world's opera companies, opera is in fact in a healthy and vibrant state.' (more...)

The International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists RevealedThe International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards has just announced†the finalists for this year's Awards. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Washington National Opera: CHAMPION by Terence BlanchardWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Washington National Opera: CHAMPION by Terence Blanchard
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents excerpts from Champion by five-time Grammy award-winning musician and playwright Terence Blanchard, who tells the true story of Emile Griffith in his haunting and visually stunning 'opera in jazz.' (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the United States will be competing in the†29th†Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition†presented, jointly, by†The Dallas Opera†and†The Dallas Opera Guild. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera presents DAS BARBECUHouston Grand Opera presents DAS BARBECU
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Houston Grand Opera†(HGO) will present†Das Barbecu, a fast-paced and raucous retelling of Wagner's epic†Ring†cycle, on†April 23at†Jackson Street BBQ, and†April 30†at†Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon. Five actors play over 30 roles in this comic take on opera's most spectacular saga, complete with mismatched lovers, a double shotgun wedding, and family feuds, all wrapped up in a Texas-sized heap of Wild West fun. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing, from jazz to twangy country and western. Ticket prices include a BBQ feast and drink. Doors open at†6:30 p.m.†for dinner, with performances beginning at†7 p.m.† (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This SpringSITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of†CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

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