The Front Row

The Front Row, Wednesday, 9/24/2008

Singers from Opera in the Heights perform excerpts from Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch talks about the Fall Mixed-Repertory program, Classically Modern. And we hear about a new production by the city's Spanish-language theater company, Gente de Teatro.

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch gives KUHF’s Catherine Lu a preview of the World Premiere of his new work, Mediævel Bæbes, along with three other 20th-century pieces on the program, Classically Modern.  Pictured are dancers Janie Taylor & Damian Woezel in a scene from Jerome Robbin’s Afternoon of a Faun (photo by Paul Kolnik).  Listen  Download

Host St.John Flynn talks with Maestro William Weibel about Opera In The Heights’ season-opening production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.  Singers Nereida Garcia (“Butterfly”) and John Tsotsoros (“Lt. Pinkerton”) treat us to excerpts, live from the Perfomance Studio.  Listen  Download

Cuando regreses a New York (When You Return to New York) is an award-winning play by Carmen Pombero, to be presented in Spanish-language performances by Gente de Teatro.  The company’s Managing Director Claudia Soroka and Community Relations Director Ana Scuseria, both actresses, chat about their roles and the love of theater with KUHF’s Catherine Lu.  Listen  Download


Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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