Houston Grand Opera presents 3rd Annual Giving Voice
Houston Grand Opera will stage the third annual Giving Voice concert, a special celebration of opera’s diverse artists that has become a company tradition. Giving Voice was created by Lawrence Brownlee, one of the world’s most sought-after tenors, in 2020, and has since been replicated by other companies. The popular series showcases the diversity of opera artists while seeking to attract diverse audiences to the art form.
This year, for the first time, the concert will showcase the talents of both Black and Asian opera artists, with celebrated soprano Nicole Heaston as host and vocal soloist, performing alongside baritone Blake Denson, mezzo-soprano Sun-Ly Pierce, bass William Guanbo Su, bass Peixin Chen, countertenor Key'mon W. Murrah, and bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, with Kevin J. Miller and Bin Yu Sanford playing piano. The program will include arias, spirituals, Broadway hits, Mongolian folk songs, and more.