Houston’s flood exile is prolonged into 2018

Houston’s flood exile is prolonged into 2018


norman lebrecht

November 03, 2017

Houston Grand Opera has been forced to extend its lease on temporary accommodation due to continuing restoration of its home after flood damage.

Press release:

Houston, November 2, 2017— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its winter productions of R. Strauss’s Elektra (January 19–February 2, 2018) and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (January 26–February 10, 2018) in the HGO Resilience Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center. HGO had previously announced that its fall productions and world premiere holiday opera The House without a Christmas Tree (November 30–December 17) would take place in the convention center. The extended schedule is possible because Houston First, the corporation that manages the facility, was able to relocate events previously scheduled for that period into other spaces within the building.