The Discovery Series: Katie The Strongest of the Strong

800 Bagby Street Houston, TX 77002

Houston Grand Opera presents composer Faye Chiao and librettist Anton Dudley’s company-commissioned opera Katie: The Strongest of the Strong, which made its digital world premiere in 2020. The opera celebrates women’s strength and confidence through the inspiring true story of Austro-American weightlifter Katie (Brumbach) Sandwina, a circus strongwoman who defied expectations in the early 1900s.

In the 2023-2024 school year, the Hobby Center is excited to present a diverse range of free educational field trips to Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall with the goal of serving all 5th grade students in Houston ISD. Through this TEKS-aligned series, 5th grade students are introduced to dance, music and/or theater in ways that are engaging, fun and further their learning and belonging.

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