Houston Grand Opera

GHCVB Member
(713) 546-0200
510 Preston Street, Suite 500 | Houston, TX 77002
Downtown

Since its inception in 1955, Houston Grand Opera has grown from a small regional organization into an internationally renowned opera company. The company enjoys a reputation for commissioning and producing new works, including 47 world premieres and six American premieres since 1973. The New York Times has called the Houston Grand Opera "the jewel in the cultural crown."

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has won acclaim for its unique, delicately balanced approach to programming. In addition to commissioning new works, the company is known for the development and nurturing of American artists and composers, the imaginative presentation of masterpieces from the traditional operatic repertoire and for reaching out to new audiences with such productions as Porgy and Bess, Treemonisha, Harvey Milk, Frida, Florencia en el Amazonas, The Little Prince and Jackie O.

In addition to producing and performing world-class opera, HGO contributes to the cultural enrichment of Houston and the nation through a diverse and innovative program of performances, community events, and education projects that reaches the widest possible public. HGO has toured extensively, including trips to Europe and Asia, and it is the only opera company to have won a Tony, two Grammy awards, and two Emmy awards.

Houston Grand Opera performs in the Wortham Theater Center. HGO’s performances are also broadcast nationally and internationally over the WFMT Radio Network, New York City’s WQXR, the European Broadcasting Union and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau - Member

  • October 21, 2016 - November 4, 2016
    Houston Grand Opera (17738)
    510 Preston Street, Suite 500 | Houston, TX 77002
    Never underestimate the power of a potion. In one of Donizetti’s most beloved comic operas, a love-struck peasant is determined to win...
  • October 28, 2016 - November 11, 2016
    Houston Grand Opera (17738)
    510 Preston Street, Suite 500 | Houston, TX 77002
    Dare to Dance with the Devil? This French opera, based on Goethe’s famous play, is a gripping exploration of vanity and desire. In...
  • December 2, 2016 - December 17, 2016
    Houston Grand Opera (17738)
    510 Preston Street, Suite 500 | Houston, TX 77002
    No man is a failure who has friends. HGO’s holiday opera series continues with the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene...
  • January 20, 2017 - January 28, 2017
    Houston Grand Opera (17738)
    510 Preston Street, Suite 500 | Houston, TX 77002
    The Historic Trip that Broke 25 Years of Silence. Nixon in China, an original HGO commission and a pivotal piece of the modern opera...
  • February 10, 2017 - February 18, 2017
    Houston Grand Opera (17738)
    510 Preston Street, Suite 500 | Houston, TX 77002
    “An opera in Disguise” – NPR Too grief-stricken to attend the funeral of Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni,...
  • April 22, 2017 - May 7, 2017
    Houston Grand Opera (17738)
    510 Preston Street, Suite 500 | Houston, TX 77002
    The epic journey of gods, mortals and giants comes to a thunderous close. Houston Grand Opera concludes its historic four-part Ring cycle...
  • April 28, 2017 - May 12, 2017
    Houston Grand Opera (17738)
    510 Preston Street, Suite 500 | Houston, TX 77002
    A comic tale of stolen love as only Mozart could write it. A damsel in distress is captured by Turkish pirates and awaits her fate in the...
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