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PARSIFAL at the Houston Grand Opera!

Travel to Houston and immerse yourself in the mystical world of Parsifal at the Houston Grand Opera! Weekend program options include annual young singers competition, Parsifal study day, Madame Butterfly performance, and Parsifal performance.

PARSIFAL at the Houston Grand Opera!
PARSIFAL at the Houston Grand Opera!


Feb 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – Feb 04, 2024, 7:00 PM

Houston Grand Opera, 510 Preston Street, Houston, TX 77002, USA


Houston Grand Opera  Friday, February 2 - Sunday, February 4

Friday, February 2, 2024

7:00 PM 36th  annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, Concert of AriasEach year, hundreds of emerging artists from  around the globe audition for a coveted spot in the Sarah and Ernest  Butler Houston Grand Opera Studio.  Join us for the live final round of  this competition, a soul-stirring,  inspiring evening of performances by tomorrow’s stars. Tickets for the concert only are available here.

9:00 PM Celebratory Dinner Following  the Concert of Arias performance,  we hope you will join us for the post-concert celebration dinner with  the finalists, winners, and current Butler Studio artists. Concert of  Arias is one of HGO's most impactful fundraising events of the year.  Special event packages include orchestra concert  seating and a ticket to the post-concert dinner in the Grand Foyer. Tickets start at $750 and are available here.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

10:15 am Unlocking  Opera: Parsifal Study Day Join  Wagner scholars and enthusiasts for Unlocking Opera: Parsifal. HGO will  bring together Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers, renowned  musicologist  and pianist Jeffrey Swann, Jungian scholar Sean Fitzpatrick, and stage  director Brad Dalton for a day of in-depth learning as we explore the  story's genesis, archetypal symbols, and moments of transformation in  Wagner's last masterpiece. Lunch included. A detailed schedule is available here. Purchase a ticket for the Study Day or Study Day plus premium orchestra seating for the Sunday, February 4 performance here.

7:30 Madame  Butterfly A revival of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage’s acclaimed  production. Directed by Jordan Braun, the opera stars internationally  sought-after soprano Ailyn Pérez as Cio-Cio-San, tenor Yongzhao Yu as  Pinkerton, mezzo-soprano Sun-Ly Pierce as Suzuki,  bass-baritone Michael Sumuel as Sharpless, bass William Guanbo Su as  the Bonze, and tenor Rodell Rosel as Goro. Maestro Patrick Summers  conducts. Purchase tickets here.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

2:00pm Parsifal In  a production by Tony Award-winning director John Caird, HGO Principal  Guest Conductor Eun Sun Kim will take the podium to lead a cast of  extraordinary Wagnerians including tenor Russell Thomas as Parsifal,  soprano Elena Pankratova as Kundry, bass Kwangchul  Youn as Gurnemanz, and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as Amfortas. Arrive 45 minutes early for the Opera Insights lecture and immersive conversation! Purchase tickets here.

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