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Musings

  • A Thanksgiving Message
    Nov 17, 2017

    It’s been a wild and crazy few months in Houston. Here at HGO, we’re feeling pretty grateful. In those short months, we relocated our offices to temporary quarters downtown and discovered a great new neighborhood.

  • A Holiday Treat for the Whole Family
    Nov 17, 2017

    What holiday memories do we cherish the most? Probably those that involve people we love. 

  • A 300 Year Jump
    Nov 10, 2017

    Soprano and HGO Studio alumna Heidi Stober was still wowing audiences as sexy Cleopatra in Handel's Julius Caesar when she started rehearsals for HGO's world premiere holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree, which runs November 30–December 17. We asked her, what's it like to go from singing music that was composed in 1724 to a piece written in 2017?

  • An Opera in an Airplane Museum
    Nov 1, 2017

    There are plenty of films about war and its effects on both soldiers and civilians, but few modern operas. Composer Tom Cipullo became one of the first to translate a true war story to the operatic stage when he wrote his chamber opera, Glory Denied, in 2006. 

  • This is Halloween...Opera Style
    Oct 27, 2017

    Opera is a dramatic art form that naturally lends itself to extraordinary production designs. Which means opera productions offer a goody bag of costume inspiration when in search of the perfect Halloween outfit. 

  • Just the Fachs, Ma’am
    Oct 24, 2017

    Imagine an aural version of the “blind” taste tests that Madison Avenue is so fond of…but instead of coffees or sodas, the point of comparison is singers. 

  • Doing a Super Job
    Oct 13, 2017

    Have you ever noticed characters on stage but not singing during an opera and wondered who they are? They are likely supernumeraries, or supers for short. 

  • Opera News Features New HGO Studio Alum Singing In Julius Caesar
    Sep 29, 2017

    When mezzo-soprano Megan Mikailovna Samarin steps onto the HGO stage as Sesto in Julius Caesar next month, she will have national exposure that few young artists can hope for: a glamorous photo spread in Opera News, the nation’s premier opera publication.

  • Top 3 Things Director Arin Arbus Wants You to Know About La traviata
    Sep 27, 2017

    Arin Arbus, the director of La traviata, made her HGO debut directing The Rape of Lucretia in 2012. Her production of La traviata has been seen at Canadian Opera Company and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, who co-produced it with HGO.

  • Film Lovers Save the Date: September 25
    Sep 22, 2017

    If you love French films, mark September 25 at 7 p.m. on your calendar.