Houston Grand Opera presents After the Storm
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of After the Sorm, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, directed by Matthew Ozawa. Presented under the auspices of HGOco, the company’s community collaboration and education initiative, After the Storm explores the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf Coast through the eyes of the residents who call the region home.
The opera will be HGO’s 61st world premiere. Developed through historical research and interviews with residents of Galveston and Houston, this riveting chamber opera is rooted in one family’s crisis in the midst of a natural disaster. As a massive hurricane hurtles towards the Gulf Coast, a Galvestonian torn about whether to leave her home is haunted by storms past. A story of loss, resilience, and the power of community,
After the Storm mines the legacy of the Great Storm of 1900 and Hurricane Ike in 2008 on the region.
May 13 performance will take place at Wortham Theater Center, while the May 15 performance will be at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston.