Houston Grand Opera Presents Das Barbecü

Houston Grand Opera presents <i>Das Barbecü</i>
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Houston Grand Opera will present Das Barbecü, a fast-paced and raucous retelling of Wagner’s epic Ring cycle. 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.

Written in 1991 by Seattle composer Scott Warrender with book and lyrics by Jim Luigs, Das Barbecü was commissioned by Seattle Opera as a lighthearted counterpoint to its presentation of Wagner’s heroic Ring cycle. The creators condensed the circuitous 15-plus-hour story into two and a half hours of fun.

The April 23 performance will be at Jackson Street BBQ, and the April 30 performance will be at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon.

Event Details


4.30.17 | 7:00 pm
4.23.17 | 7:00 pm


Jackson Street Barbecue
209 Jackson St.
Houston, TX 77002

Neon Boots Dance Hall and Saloon
11410 Hempstead Rd.
Houston, TX 77092


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