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Houston Grand Opera Rises from the Ashes (or water)

Posted September 26, 2017

All performances will take place as scheduled before the hurricane at their new venue, George R. Brown Convention Center "Resilience Theater", downtown Houston.
 

Houston Grand Opera Update

Posted September 20, 2017

Houston Grand Opera's upcoming season will be partially or completely cancelled due to damage from Hurricane Harvey.

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2017 Bayreuth Die Meistersinger - full length youtube

Posted September 20, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcOyha4O73Y

Conductor - Philippe Jordan 
Director - Barrie Kosky 

Hans Sachs - Michael Volle 

Walther von Stolzing - Klaus Florian Vogt 

Eva - Anne Schwanewilms 

Wagner on the True Meaning of: Reality, Love, and more

Posted September 4, 2017

From The Wagnerian:  A letter from Richard Wagner to his friend August Roeckel in 1854.
 
 

Houston Grand Opera Hurricane Update

Posted September 1, 2017

Update from Managing Director Perryn Leech and Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers - September 1, 2017:

Our hearts go out to our fellow Houstonians rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We are facing a long recovery, but we know that we are stronger together. This week has proven that fact!

WSNC Bayreuth Pilgrimage , cont'd

Posted August 27, 2017

WSNC Board member Andy Rombakis got the opportunity to have a nice chat with Barrie Kosky, the director of the new Meistersinger production in Bayreuth. He gave him an open invitation to San Francisco.  See photos in attachments (left:  A. Rombakis - right:  B. Kosky).

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Kent Nagano To Produce a "HIP" Ring

Posted August 26, 2017

Kent Nagano and the Concerto Köln have begun a project to produce a "Historically Informed Performance" of the Ring.

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