It's not by design, but the fifth installment of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival is so packed with music-oriented films, both narrative and documentary, that it makes a pretty damn good music festival all by itself -- complete with several live performances. Pairing music with films has always bee ... More >>
Theatre Southwest mounts a ripping good show with Edward Albee's Everything in the Garden.
The setup: Giuseppe Verdi's operatic masterpiece about life and love in the demimonde of 19th-century Paris, while tastefully sung in HGO's production, never fires up the necessary abandon nor the great passion needed to set this work aflame. We start dry-eyed, we stay that way. The execution: B ... More >>
The setup: They're not called soap operas for nothing. For decades these overripe melodramas may have been steady fare on daytime TV, but they can definitely trace their parentage back to the Romantic opera houses of Italy, with the bel canto ("beautiful singing") works of Bellini, Donizetti and Ro ... More >>
Opera in the Heights goes to Sweden with Giuseppe Verdi
Tragedy never sounded so sweet
Despite some leg humping, A. R. Gurney's fable gets best in show
If Aïda's grand opera, where's the grand?
Dmitri Hvorostovsky is reason enough to see HGO's season opener
Idomeneo may be dry at times, but Mozart is still a genius
Texas dance's grande dame steps into DiverseWorks
Aida gets an assist from the glitz of Disney
Renée Fleming and HGO prove up to the challenge of La Traviata
HGO's Don Carlo gets to the heart of Verdi's clash between church and state
HGO's production of Nabucco may make you forget about Verdi's other historical opera
Big Mouth: Beth Hart. Also, L'Amico Fritz and Gianni Schicchi
HGO's elegant Aida underscores that all's pharaoh in love and war
Opera in the Heights brings Italy to Houston with Puccini's Tosca
Ebony Guild excels for diverse opera fans
HGO's Macbeth sounds great. Its look, though, is another matter.
HGO dusts off Attila for a rousing performance