I had a lovely chat with composer Gregory Spears about his new opera O Columbia, which you can read at Houstonia Magazine. His first opera–a 2009 premiere I wish I had been at–was based on Willa Cather’s short story “Paul’s Case.” As… Continue Reading
“Review: The Not-Demonic-Enough Barber of Fleet Street” at Houstonia Magazine.
Bonnie Tyler’s “I Need a Hero” should be a pre-requisite for anyone going to this opera. Read my review of Houston Grand Opera’s production of Die Walküre at Houstonia Magazine.
It was the slowest Magic Flute I’d ever heard. Read my review at Houstonia Magazine.
What would this production be without soprano Ana Maria Martinez? Read my review of Houston Grand Opera’s Madame Butterfly at Houstonia Magazine.
HGO premieres A Christmas Carol with music by Iain Bell and libretto by Simon Callow. It is the worst kind of bad–a boring bad. Read my review at Houstonia Magazine. In happier holiday news, read my Top 5 classical and… Continue Reading
A vanilla production of Mozart’s very fine Cosi, except for one refreshing accident! Read my review at Houstonia Magazine.
My review of HGO’s remarkable Otello at Houstonia.
Opera in the Heights opens its 2014-2015 season with a popular classic that Houston Grand Opera did just last year. Read my review at Houstonia.
It might be that Das Rheingold is just a hard act to follow. Or maybe not–read my review of HGO’s season-closer Carmen at Houstonia Magazine.