The intimate setting of MFAH's Rienzi is the perfect backdrop for these intimate up-close and personal recitals by some of the most promising young operatic singers. Given to MFAH by arts patrons Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, Rienzi is named after Mr. Masterson's grandfather and it serves as the home for the European decorative arts collection.
HGO Studio recitals feature art songs and arias and a wine and sweets reception follows each performance.
Feb. 18 and 19, 2011 - Fairest Isle, or Across the Pond
Griffes’ The Songs of Fiona Macleod sung by Nathaniel Peake, Larsen’s Try Me, Good King (Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII) sung by Kiri Deonarine, and Britten’s Songs and Proverbs of William Blake sung by Michael Sumuel
May 13 and 14, 2011 - Love, Loss & Solitude
Canon’s Cinq Chansons de Femme sung by Brittany Wheeler, Schumann’s Liederkreis Opus 39 sung by Brendan Tuohy, and Edwards’ The Hermit of Green Light sung by Catherine Martin