Jack Swanson Headlines ‘Live from The Cullen’ Series at Houston Grand Opera

By Nicolas Quiroga
(Photo Credit: Craig Vanderschaegen)

The Houston Grand Opera will resume its “Live from The Cullen” series on March 12 with a virtual recital featuring tenor Jack Swanson.

The tenor will be accompanied by Richar Bado, HGO Director of Artistic Operations and Choirmaster.

Swanson was a finalist at HGO’s 2016 Arias concert and also performed at HGO’s 60th-anniversary gala in 2015. He was set to appear with the company in a production of “La Cenerentola” this January.

Bado, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the director of artistic operations and chorus master at HGO. He made his professional conducting debut in 1989 in the Houston Grand Opera’s production of “Showboat” at the restored Cairo Opera House, in Egypt.

The recital is available on the company’s official website or on Marquee.tv.

This is the latest in a series of “Live from The Cullen” recitals. The series opened in September with a showcase featuring soprano Tamara Wilson, followed by recital headlined by Reginald Smith Jr. Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Sasha Cooke have also appeared in subsequent recitals at the Cullen. On April 9, Nicole Heaston is set to perform in the final installment of the this year’s series.