Saturday at the Opera : November 2012

Verdi's Don Carlos

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Houston Grand Opera presents the original five-act French-language version of Verdi's sprawling grand opera. The work is based on Friedrich Schiller's play inspired by 16th-century history.

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Wagner's The Flying Dutchman from Bayreuth

Saturday, November 17, 2012

This week, we take you to Bayreuth, the theater which Richard Wagner designed, to hear his storm-tossed opera The Flying Dutchman. On the podium is Christian Thielemann.

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Verdi's La Traviata

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The story of Violetta Valéry, a beautiful but mortally ill courtesan, has defined romantic tragedy ever since the Dumas novel that inspired it—La dame aux camellias—appeared in 1848.

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Beethoven's Fidelio

Saturday, November 03, 2012

This Houston Grand Opera production of Beethoven's opera stars tenor Simon O'Neill as Florestan, the prisoner in need of rescue, and Karita Mattila as his wife, Leonore.

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