Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict

October 30 - November 14, 2008
Brown Theater, Wortham Theater Center
Purchase Tickets Online at www.HoustonGrandOpera.org


Beatrice and Benedict trade insults for sweet nothings, while Claudio and Hero fall in love, out of love, and back in love again. Berlioz's operatic comedy, based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, opens October 30. Starring Joyce DiDonato and Norman Reinhardt in the title roles.


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Friday, October 3, 2008

Mascagni & Leoncavallo: Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci

October 17 - November 1, 2008
Brown Theater, Wortham Theater Center
Purchase Tickets Online at www.HoustonGrandOpera.org

Betrayal, jealousy and revenge—the perfect partners for an evening of irresistible theater. A powerhouse cast takes charge:
Brandon Jovanovich makes his HGO debut as Cavalleria’s caddish Turiddù, with Dolora Zajick in her signature role as the spurned Santuzza. In Pagliacci, Vladimir Galouzine returns to HGO as the titular clown—the wronged husband whose jealousy escalates to insanity—with HGO Studio alums Ana María Martínez and Scott Hendricks as his unfaithful wife and her paramour. Oleg Caetani conducts in his HGO debut.


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