The Lucia creative team is impressive. Shagimuratova carries the weight of the intense story gracefully with a lyrical voice that Opera Today has called clear, full and capable of spinning line after line of legato. Tony Award-winning John Doyle directs (he directed Sweeney Todd on Broadway in 2006). Also on board is Italian conductor Antonio Fogliani, whos making his HGO debut here. 7:30 p.m. January 28, February 5, 9 and 11; 2:30 p.m. January 30. Wortham Theatre Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 713-228-6737 or visit www.houstongrandopera.org. $30 to $313.
Fri., Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 30, 2:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., 2011