Stunning up close and personal seating. Clean, tip top shape, and very well run. They now serve beverages in the lobby. A great venue for music or plays.
HGO has been around for decades and seems finally to be gaining the international reputation they deserve. The casts are consistently top-notch, with many names that sing at major houses throughout the world; the productions are visually stunning; and the HGO orchestra stacks up well against any opera house around. English translations on surtitles and detailed synopses and essays in... More
I was particularly struck by the lighting and staging. The performance itself went flawlessly and it was with an obvious abundance of talent both on, and off stage. I don't believe any opera aficionado will come away disappointed. On the down side, the cheap seats are located on a mindbendingly steep slope. I joke with you not: if you are... More
I am always amazed at the fantastic productions in Houston. Tristan and Isolde, Il Trovatore, The Barber of Seville, La Boheme(at Miller Outdoor Theater), La Traviata(with Renee Fleming), Ariadne auf Naxos, ect. have all been amazing. Thank you for the desire to bring world class singers to Houston. Looking forward to this year.
I have been here twice now, once for "The Nutcracker" and again for "Don Giovanni". Both performances were lovely. The Opera house is charming and the seat are relatively comfortable. There are plenty of restrooms and little bars if you want a glass of wine (or whatnot) to go with your performance. My only complaint is that, if you are... More
The HGO seems to be getting better each year for the last several years. Beautiful voices, excellent staging, engaging interpretations and a recently staged, surprisingly wondeful. mariachi opera.
I went to the HGO to attend Tristan and Isolde. The entrance and lobby looks like a supermarket or a shopping mail. Probably the most hideous architecture i've never saw. Be aware that there is no coat check, i have a bad experience with my weekend luggage. More the building is ugly, more the personal is nice, helpful and friendly,... More
If you love opera and you're in the Houston vicinity you'll want to check out the calendar and visit the opera if you can. This is not a modern opera house, but with a wonderful orchestra and singer friendly conductor manages to attract a world class ensemble. I saw Tristan with Nina Stemme and Ben Heppner. She was exceptional. He... More
I finally made it to the Houston Grand Opera, and was not disappointed. Despite the uninformed, parochial title of another review, I know HGO has been doing international level work for many decades. But I hadn't seen it myself. The il Trovatore in May 2013 was tremendous. But what I was very pleased by was the fine hall filled with... More
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