Houston Grand Opera Announces 2023-24 Sarah and Ernest Butler HGO Studio Artists

Houston Grand Opera has announced the 2023-24 Sarah and Ernest Butler HGO Studio Artists. Following an extensive global search, four artists have been selected as first-year Butler Studio artists: mezzo-soprano Ani Kushyan, tenor Michael McDermott, pianist Marco Rizzello, and tenor Demetrious Sampson Jr. Six artists have also been chosen as returning Butler Studio artists. They are: sopranos Meryl Dominguez and {…}

J’Nai Bridges, Ailyn Pérez, Russell Thomas & Luca Pisaroni Lead Houston Grand Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Houston Grand Opera has announced its 2023-24 season, which will feature a world premiere. Jamie Barton, Janai Brugger, J‘Nai Bridges, Caitlin Lynch, Nicholas Newton, Michael Mayes, and Joshua Blue star in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s “Intelligence.” Kwamé Ryan conducts the production by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Performance Dates: Oct. 20-Nov. 3, 2024 Reginald Smith, Jr. sings the title role of Vedi’s “Falstaff” with Nicole Heaston, Blake {…}

George Shirley & Nicole Heaston Feature in Houston Grand Opera’s Fourth Giving Voice Concert

On February 24, 2023, Houston Grand Opera will present their fourth annual Giving Voice concert, in partnership with Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, the Houston Ebony Opera Guild, Prairie View A&M University, and Texas Southern University. The performance will feature acclaimed tenor and series creator Lawrence Brownlee, joined by tenor George Shirley, and soprano Nicole Heaston; as well as HGO Studio {…}