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One of the top opera companies in the country.

The theatre that has been constructed in the Brown Convention Center while repairs are being... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Coffee_Shop_Bob
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Houston
A superb effort from a great company!

The Houston Grand Opera is clearly among the top three opera companies in North America: it is... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Gabriel H
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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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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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 super talented. Well worth the small price of a ticket for a wonderful evening.

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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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Reviewed 7 November 2015

First time to the Houston Grand Opera; enjoyed Tosca immensely. Didn't save money by accepting "obstructed legroom" but it did put us on the front row of the Level 5 balcony. Excellent talent and presentation. When I go again I will pay to be closer to the symphony and stage. I wouldn't recommend "obstructed legroom" unless guests are short. 2.5 Hours is a bit much for obstructed legroom. We parked at Little Napoli's Italian, across from Wortham Center, for $16.

2  Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Over the years, I have grown to appreciate the art of opera. I have even started traveling to see productions in houses around the world. While some were more glamorous ( and others weren't), I am always impressed by HGO. The history of the building (mostly privately financed, thank you Gus Wortham, et al; and on time and under budget). You can take a tour of the building, which will let you see the inner workings of the massive main stage, special stagefloor changing ability, overhead rigging, back stage areas, and loading bays that are media truck broadcast-ready. etc. The onsite wig and costume shops, chorus and main stage dressing rooms are interesting- the green room with its magnificent chandelier (the room was built around it (would have been too large to be brought in afterward) is surprising as it winds into the Fiunders Salon and boxes. The massive unadorned lobby (also a reason behind this-take the tour) is one of the largest I have been in.

However, the most impressive thing is the people who work there, the performers and company itself. I started out this review with the title TOSCA. Do your self a favor and see it. Even an opera novice will love it.

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