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The Review is In

Opera great Frederica von Stade triumphs one more time but can't redeem lackluster world premiere

By Theodore Bale

Is nonagenarian Myrtle Bledsoe an enduring little old lady or merely an irritating, self-absorbed racist? After sitting through Houston Grand Opera’s world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon an ...


Talk Opera To Me

The highlight of the season: A Coffin In Egypt pushes Houston Grand Opera in a bold, new direction

By Joseph Campana

Whether it hails from ancient Egypt or Egypt, Texas, A Coffin in Egypt is anything but old news. Houston Grand Opera's 52nd world premiere, composed by Ricky Ian Gordon, based on the play by Ho ...


An Important HGO Premiere

Sister Prejean takes on Texas' "killing chamber" as Dead Man Walking opera hits Houston

By Joseph Campana

Near the end of Tim Robbins’ 1995 film Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean confesses that she can’t sing. Prejean, played on film by the inimitable Susan Sarandon, nonetheless si ...


Houston Grand Opera presents Heggie's Dead Man Walking

Wortham Theater Center

Based on a novel by Sister Helen Prejean, Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking is a story of compassion and redemption originally commissioned by the San Francisco Opera.  "Joseph De Ro


What a night at the Wortham

Moon walk: HGO explores new frontiers in world premiere of stunning, emotional Mariachi opera

By Theodore Bale

Oh, what a night at the Wortham! The energy was palpable and anticipation high as Houston Grand Opera offered its 41st world premiere, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) ...


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