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The Front Row – Opera Vista

Posted on · Singers from Opera Vista perform vocal miniatures by George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Ned Rorem previewing the outdoor concert, Simply American Songs and Gifts, which they'll present tomorrow night in the Garden at Bayou Bend as part of this weekend's festivities celebrating the renovation of several of the rooms in Miss Ima Hogg's former home and the opening of its new Visitors' Center...

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The Front Row – Ebony Opera Guild

Posted on · Singers from Houston's Ebony Opera perform oratorio and opera excerpts by Puccini, Saint-Saens and late 19th Century Anglo-African composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor as they offer for our examination some of the musical jewels that will be part of this year's Opera Gems Concert, Church Roots and Operatic Wings, which takes place Sunday afternoon at the Hobby Center's Zilkha Hall...

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The Front Row – Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival

Posted on · Cast members from the Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival return to the KUHF studio to perform numbers from their original old-time variety show, The Radio Opera Hour, and Gian-Carlo Menotti's one-act opera, The Old Maid and the Thief. Both pieces are part of this year's Lyric Theater Festival, which opens tonight at the Ovations Night Club in Rice Village...

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The Front Row – Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival

Posted on · The cast of this years old-time-radio-inspired Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival perform excerpts from their original creation, The Radio Opera Hour which includes Sorry, Wrong Number, a new one-act opera by Houston composer, Michael Remson, adapted from the same Nineteen-Forties radio drama that inspired the classic film-noir suspense-thriller starring Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster...

Opera & Musical Theater

Opera Glossary

Posted on · All of us who go to the opera, regardless of whether we're casual opera-goers or inveterate opera lovers, originally had to start from scratch in our opera-going experience. Every one of us at some point in our lives had to buy that first ticket, or let someone else take us to the opera for the first time, unsure and unknowledgeable about what we were about to experience.