Saturday 19 January 2013

Transatlantic visitors to Houston Grand Opera's new season

The Wortham Theater Center
Houston Grand Opera's home,
the Wortham Theater Center, Houston
Houston Grand Opera has announced its plans for the 2013/14 season. The eight opera season, includes the start of the first Houston Ring Cycle plus American and World Premieres. Of particular note, the Ring Cycle will be seen in the production by Catalan company La Fura dels Baus which was originally seen in Valencia. Houston Grand Opera will present one instalment of the cycle per year starting in 2014. Another transatlantic visitor is David Poutney's production of Miecyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger which was seen at ENO in 2011 (see my review on this blog), the production was originally performed at the 2010 Bregenz Festival. The Houston performances will represent the North American premiere of the work. Other new operas include the premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's A Coffin in Egypt, a mono-drama starring Frederica von Stade; this will be Houston Grand Opera's 52nd world premiere since 1973

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