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Houston Grand Opera Raises Nearly $10M Amid Harvey Recovery

The Houston Chronicle reported the Wortham Theater Center should reopen this fall and feature a Sept. 26 concert with Plácido Domingo and Ana María Martínez.

The Houston Grand Opera has raised nearly $10 million to offset losses blamed on Hurricane Harvey-related flooding last year that swamped its performance venue.

The Houston Chronicle reports the Wortham Theater Center should reopen this fall and feature a Sept. 26 concert with Plácido Domingo and Ana María Martínez.

The opera relocated to the George R. Brown Convention Center following Harvey with performances in a makeshift theater. Opera officials on Wednesday, during the group’s annual meeting, reported a 10 percent drop in attendance but overall anticipate more funding.

The Houston Grand Opera company projects losses of $15 million over three years.

HGO’s regular annual operating support is expected to reach $17.2 million this summer. That’s $1.2 million more compared to a year earlier, due to 86 new patrons and trustees.

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