D. L. Groover
3 hours ago | Stage
The set-up: It's the most famous sound effect in theater. “From below is heard the reverberation of a heavy door closing.” It's heard at the last moment of Henrik Ibsen's seminal drama A Doll's House (1879). It's the last sound we hear if you disc...
3 days ago | Opera
The set-up: Librettist Ferretti removed the magical elements from the tale of Cinderella, La Cenerentola, to allow opera composer Gioachino Rossini to soften his opera buffa, but there's more than enough fairy dust to go around. Opera in the Heigh...
7 days ago | Stage
The set-up: Robert Schenkkan's political behemoth All the Way is more freighter than sleek ocean liner. This sprawling tanker can only travel one way – forward – with no ability to maneuver and turn around, or even glide effortlessly. Everything i...
11 days ago | Opera
Once upon a time... ...the phenomenal Czech composer Antonín Dvo?ák wrote the ninth of his ten operas, a lyric fairy tale called Rusalka (1901), and created a masterpiece. Houston Grand Opera has imported this production from Glyndebourne Festival...
19 days ago
20 days ago | Opera
The set-up: The show must go on! That old showbiz canard applies even to the tony opera. The execution: Houston Grand Opera's Friday premiere (in co-production with England's acclaimed Glyndeboune Festival Opera) of Mozart's sublime The Marriage o...