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Houston Grand Opera

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Address: 500 Texas St, (Wortham Center), Houston, TX 77002-2737
Phone Number: +1 713-546-0200
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Opera house in Houston that features opera presentations throughout the...

Opera house in Houston that features opera presentations throughout the year.

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From the moment you enter the facility, everyone is so helpful. The architecture and decorations are beautiful! One of my favorite things about this venue is the lecture before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you enter the facility, everyone is so helpful. The architecture and decorations are beautiful! One of my favorite things about this venue is the lecture before about the performance you're about to see. I'm pretty new to opera so this helps me understand where the composer was coming from and how it was interpreted. If you've never... More 

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Houston Grand Opera is a leading and creative company that develops carefully planned and beautifully executed operas. it also prides itself with sponsoring new artists and commissioning newly written operas at least once a year. Many of the star performances of the last 20 years were premiered in Houston: Florencia en el Amazonas, Nixon in China, Cold Sassy Tree,... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is one of my in-laws' favorite places to go for Opera performances. They gifted us with tickets to a beautiful production of Carousel. The theatre itself was stunning with very helpful staff, and the production was high quality with great design, performance, and choreography. I would love to come back for another performance because I know that no matter... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Trying to expose children to different activities and events. I was surprised they enjoy classical musical & request it to sleep instead of a bedtime story. They seem to be having fun in violin classes hmmm let's see how they enjoy going to an opera. Excitement across their face. We read the summary of story behind Siegfried to kids so... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

HGO is a world class opera company. It is far better than San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Santa Fe, and even Toronto. The opera hall has fantastic acoustics, a big stage, and comfortable seats. This is worth a special trip.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 489 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Being Opera fans we have been lucky enough to visit a number of Performance Venues in Europe and the USA. Therefore whilst staying in the City we made sure to visit the HGO. The building is truly impressive and arriving at the main entrance and ascending the elevator added to our experience. Our appreciation of the premier of a new... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

The recent staging of Rusalka was one of the most imaginative productions I have seen. Add to that the beautiful tenor and soprano voices in the lead roles, and you have a most satisfying opera experience! I won't describe how Rusalka and her sister mermaids emerge as that would take away from the thrill of first seeing their personas. It... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We attended an opening night performance. We were well greeted upon arrival and offered assistance to find our seats! The facilities were exemplary and all members of staff were welcoming. Tip - email to enquire about Nexus tickets! We were very fortunate to get prime seats at awesome prices. We cannot express our thanks for the gracious assistance.

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Tx
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We attended the opera and everything was very comfortable and was a great evening. Eugene Onegin was the opera and although it was nearly sold out, we had no problems with parking or seating. Park underground in the safe parking lot and walk directly into the theater through the tunnel. The set was inspiring and fascinating and the cast was... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

World-class opera. We saw Eugene Onegin, featuring the same sets and costumes that were in the Metropolitan Opera's production. The tenor who sang the role of Lensky was absolutely wonderful! This is a BIG, steeply raked hall. Acoustics seemed good, and sight lines were also very good.

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