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Houston Grand Opera presents <i>La traviata</i>
The stage will be ready for la traviata, opening Friday, October 20. Photo by Robert Kusel
HGO Resilience Theater
HGO turned George R. Brown Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A3 into Resilience Theater. Photo by Tarra Gaines
HGO Resilience Theater, backstage
Julius Caesar costumes backstage.  Photo by Tarra Gaines
Houston Grand Opera presents <i>Julius Caesar</i>
An updated operatic version of Julius Caesar, set in art deco Hollywood, opens at Resilience Theater on October 27. Photo by Felix Sanchez
HGO Resilience Theater, cyclorama
Backstage lies behind the Cyclorama, a large reflective plastic drop, which provides an acoustical environment for opera.  Photo by Tarra Gaines
HGO Resilience Theater, Summers & Leech
HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers and Perryn Leech, HGO’s managing director, give a preview of the Resilience Theater as the HGO crew continues to build the stage area. Photo by Tarra Gaines
HGO Resilience Theater, props
Props for both Verdi’s La traviata and Handel’s Julius Caesar are stored in the makeshift area behind the stage. Photo by Tarra Gaines