Houston Grand Opera Announces 2022 Studio Showcase

By David Salazar

THe Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2022 Studio Showcase, which is set for Sept. 17, 2022.

The event will feature 11 studio artists, including five who are new members of the company, as they take on excerpts from several major operas. Among the performers are soprano Meryl Dominguez, tenor Ricardo Garcia, baritone Navasard Hakobyan, bass Cory McGee, pianist Michelle Papenfuss, soprano Renée Richardson, pianist Bin Yu, baritone Luke Sutliff, mezzo-soprano Emily Treigle, tenor Eric Taylor, and soprano Erin Wagner.

Repertoire will include selections from such operas as “La Traviata,” “Pagliacci,” “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “Dead Man Walking,” “Billy Budd,” “La Clemenza di Tito,“ ”Pelléas et Mélisande, “and “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”

The new season opens on Oct. 21 with a production of Verdi’s “La Traviata.” The season will also include such works as “El Milagro del Recuerdo,” “Werther,” “Salome,” “The Wreckers,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” and “Tosca.”