We are pleased to announce that the Houston Grand Opera has granted a ticket discount of 20% to friends and members of the German Institute for the Southwest! Just call 713-228-6737 and order your ticket with promotional code 5107.
HGO is currently presenting two wonderful operas: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Rusalka, a “legend of mermaids, mere mortals, and sylvan glades.”
One of the greatest operas of all times, the Marriage of Figaro, examines love and lust in a single day of madness. This revolutionary masterpiece follows a resourceful valet who uses every trick in the book to keep his comely fiancée out of the clutches of the lustful Count Almaviva. A quintessential comedy of manners, Mozart’s work is a timeless look at husbands and wives, masters and servants, and hearts both fickle and true—all played to glorious music.
Take a look at a couple of clips on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRrfLtYO5lo, and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jscoJxY_vG4, and at the review in the Houston Chronicle today: http://www.chron.com/entertainment/arts-theater/article/A-groovier-Figaro-survives-opening-night-illness-6782192.php
Rusalka, Antonín Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera, features the spell-binding performance by Ana María Martínez, a brilliant star in the firmament of opera, and alumna of HGO Studio. She is considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of the time, with an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. With a repertoire that encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, she engages her audiences time and time again with signature roles, spellbinding debuts, and a myriad of captivating recordings.
Few myths have so strong a hold on the imagination as that of the Little Mermaid, and no one ever gave her a more beautiful Song to the Moon than the great Czech composer Dvorák in Rusalka, his most romantic opera. Be transported to a mystical world of water sprites, witches, and wood nymphs. In exchange for love, Rusalka will relinquish not only her mermaid magic, but also her voice.
Call and get your tickets today. We’ll have updates on HGO’s future operas, especially Siegfried, the third in the Ring Cycle.