One secret protects one great love in Wagner’s mystical romantic opera. Celebrated Wagnerian tenor Simon O’Neill makes his Houston Grand Opera debut as the knight Lohengrin, whose pure love is threatened by common human greed. Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka sings the misguided Elsa, bewitched into betraying the very one she loves.
Soprano Christine Goerke is the sorceress Ortrud and Richard Paul Fink plays her husband Frederick of Telramund, who will stop at nothing to gain the throne. Daniel Slater directs this grand-scale production, conducted by HGO Music Director Patrick Summers.
Lohengrin: Simon O’Neill
Elsa of Brabant: Adrianne Pieczonka
King Heinrich: Günther Groissböck
Frederick of Telramund: Richard Paul Fink
Ortrud: Christine Goerke
Royal Herald: Ryan McKinny
Gottfried: Rutger Heijermans & Jack Malone
Nobles: Brendan Tuohy, Octavio Moreno, Michael Sumuel & Adam Cioffari
CONDUCTOR: Patrick Summers
STAGE DIRECTOR: Daniel Slater
HOUSTON GRAND OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER: Richard Bado
APPROX. LENGTH: 4 hours 30 minutes