Houston Grand Opera & Marquee TV Team Up for 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar

Marquee TV, the multi-genre performing arts streaming service, has announced that it will be expanding its U.S. reach by partnering with Houston Grand Opera.

Marquee will stream exclusive HGO Digital content and the Sarah and Ernest Butler Performance series worldwide for free. The partnership will be the first of its kind with a US-based performing arts organization, granting Marquee TV access to stream HGO’s 2020-21 season exclusively.

Kathleya Afanador, co-founder of Marquee TV and Head of Content said, “This partnership marks a huge milestone in our U.S. development trajectory. In our commitment to serve and empower the arts sector, we’re excited to use the Marquee platform to support innovative approaches that get creative workers working again. Houston Grand Opera has taken a bold step forward in reimagining its 2020-21 season and we are proud to be the global distribution partner for the launch of HGO Digital.”

The Houston Grand Opera announced HGO Digital featuring performances from September to March. The program will include four one-act operas, three concert events, and a special documentary project on the making of HGO’s world-premiere opera based on the children’s book “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats.

HGO Digital will also present the Live from the Cullen Recital Series, featuring opera stars Tamara Wilson, Arturo Chacón Cruz, Reginald Smith Jr., and select HGO Studio artists.

Marquee TV’s presentation of HGO’s new season can be accessed through their website, app, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and other platforms.