And it opens with two contrasting (I use the term lightly) operas. I felt pretty indifferent to Donizetti’s Elixir of Love–in and of itself as an opera, it’s kind of inconsequential–but Gounod’s Faust! That opera is built for greatness. It was beautiful.… Continue Reading
…is almost here! Read my notes about HGO’s annual Studio Showcase and what it tells us to expect from the season at Houstonia Magazine.
In the Ensemble Theatre this morning at the world premiere of What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline, I began to think about the advantages of a three-person opera. A historical recount of a civil case Emeline, a “free… Continue Reading
Read my review of Houston Grand Opera’s Siegfried at Bachtrack .
Promising lush music, a wicked plot, and fabulous costumes, the great American composer’s world premiere opens at Houston Grand Opera on Saturday. Read my preview at Houstonia Mag.
I readily admit I was a big fan of the Little Mermaid when I was young–not just the Disney film but the darker, unhappier fairytale versions too. Houston Grand Opera’s Rusalka brought the fairytale happily into my adulthood on Friday. Saturday… Continue Reading
…read my review at Bachtrack.
It was a quite a sweet holiday opera, minus a Rose. Read my review at Bachtrack.
…should be magical. Read my preview at Houstonia here .
A beautiful Onegin at Houston Grand Opera this weekend, and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15, Opus 132 on the horizon at Da Camera. November looks promising. Read my Onegin review at Bachtrack and my Elias String Quartet preview at Houstonia Magazine.