Houston, we have lockdown

Houston, we have lockdown


norman lebrecht

November 04, 2020

Press release:

After carefully weighing options, in accordance with recommendations from global health leaders, Houston Grand Opera has made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining mainstage productions for the 2020–21 season. The company now plans to resume live, in-person performance in the fall of 2021.


  • Doug says:

    So, “Global Health Leaders” consulted directly with Houston Opera in their decision making?

    It should read: “We have chosen from among the recommendations of “Global Health Leaders” the ones which support OUR decision to cancel 2020-2021.


  • Texan says:

    This press release was several pages long and detailed a number of chamber operas and recitals which would be added to the season. I’m disappointed that this is not mentioned here at all. HGO and Texas opera companies in general are doing much more than the rest of the country’s operas during this time.

  • yujafan says:

    hardly the most inspiring building in which to stage opera, but very much of its time and place.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    A wise decision.

  • Papageno says:

    can’t they do “Masked Ball” ? a perfect pandemic opera. Or La Voix Humaine.

  • Papageno says:

    I saw a pretty good Gotterdammerung at HGO a few years ago with an impressive acrobatics ending.

  • fflambeau says:

    Hardly surprising, is it?