Saturday Apr 19
Wagner with Quotes on: Richard Maxwell's 'Isolde'
Jim Fletcher as Patrick and Tory Vazquez as Isolde in Richard Maxwell's 'Isolde' Director/writer Richard Maxwell was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, an unusual, though not undeserved, honor for a theater director.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Das Rheingold Is a Golden Start for HGO
Houston Grand Opera gets off to a great start with the beginning of its epic march through Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
A Masked Ball comes to the Donbass Opera
Joint cultural projects involving international partners have become a good tradition at the Donbass Opera.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Wall Street Journal
The 'Ring' Circus Begins in Houston
Richard Wagner's "Ring" is an Olympian task for any opera company. The Houston Grand Opera, which launched its first-ever performance of the cycle with "Das Rheingold" on Friday, upped the ante by importing a high-tech production from Europe.
Das Rheingold A Stunning Spectacle of Music, Voices and Stagecraft at HGO
The set-up: Well, it's finally arrived! The "it" in question is, of course, Richard Wagner's monumental operatic myth, The Ring of the Nibelung .
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Putting a Ring on it elevates Houston Grand Opera to new heights - and accomplishes a great dare
There's only one Ring - Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen , a mammoth endeavor comprised of four operas for which Wagner crafted both music and librettos over 26 years.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Opera honcho celebrates special birthday in high style with arias, admirers and Ring Cycle cake
The 411 : The Rheinmaiden-themed birthday cake, a nod to HGO's upcoming production of Das Rheingold, was the clincher of Leech's birthday celebration where 75 admirers turned out to help blow out the candles.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
the real thing
An object that has inspired geniuses as unlike each other as Richard Wagner and Monty Python is unlikely to be just an object.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
The Houston Grand Opera Prepares to Go Gargantuan With the First Part of the Ring of the Nibelung
Without doubt he is the most despised composer in history. Yet he wrote some of the world's most sublime music.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
New York Magazine
Pump Up the Valkyries
Wagner's four-opera, sixteen-hour work has remained at the theater-tech frontier, and now Robert Lepage, who directs the Metropolitan Opera's new Ring , is bringing on the virtual magic.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Perry County Council of the Arts to host Arts Hour at the Landis House
Musicologist Beth Bullard gives Perry County Council of the Arts Executive Director Roger Smith an impromptu history lesson while preparing for her upcoming presentation at an April 6 Sunday Arts Hour at Landis House in Newport.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Houston, we have mariachi
HOUSTON: oil city, NASA base...opera hub? Not long ago, the notion might have seemed outlandish.