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HGO Takes on the Challenge of Wagner’s Epic Ring Cycle

Posted on · Tonight and Saturday concludes the Houston Grand Opera’s performances of Das Rheingold, the opera that’s the first of a four-part series known as The Ring Cycle. The four operas, written by Richard Wagner in the 1800s, are such elaborate, lengthy productions – all four together consist of some 16 hours of music – that only […]

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Houston Grand Opera’s Latest Home Grown Opera about Houston’s Connection with Japan

Posted on · This month, the Houston Grand Opera will premiere The Memory Stone by composer Marty Regan and librettist Kenny Fries. It’s a new opera presenting the story of two women impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. It’s a part of the Opera’s East and West series – eight chamber operas celebrating […]