Houston Grand Opera is left homeless until May 2018main
Message from the HGO:
We are very sorry to have to share the news that our creative home is still in great distress, and will take much longer to repair than we originally thought.
In conversation with Houston First and Gilbane Reconstruction Services it was decided at 6 p.m. today, September 18, 2017, that the damage from Hurricane Harvey will take the Wortham Theater Center out of commission until at least May 15, 2018. The full press release (http://bit.ly/2xtlFsL) from Houston First will be made public after 10 p.m. this evening so we wanted to make sure that you had this news before hearing it anywhere else.
We are in advanced negotiations with Houston First to perform our fall and early winter season (La traviata, Julius Caesar, and our world premiere of The House without a Christmas Tree) at an alternative venue and hope to have more concrete news by the end of this week. These negotiations will now obviously extend into discussion of the entirety of our 2017–18 Season.
Many thanks for your understanding, and thank you again for all you do for HGO.