Opera in the Heights  -  2017- 2018 Season


Our 2017-2018 season brings together a collection of brilliant masterworks, each of which represents what we value most at Opera in the Heights. There is no better showcase for the dazzling virtuosity of our emerging artists than La Fille du Règiment; no better gateway into the art form for our young audiences than The Magic Flute. The grandeur of Un Ballo in Maschera finds its most intimate expression in Lambert Hall, and Candide gives us an opportunity to honor the past with Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, while expanding our repertoire farther forward.
— The Maestro and Executive Director

 
Sep. 29 – 7:30 PM Oct. 1 – 2:00 PM Oct. 5 – 7:30 PM Oct. 7 – 7:30 PM

DONIZETTI

LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT

The Daughter of the Regiment

A military brat, her aristocratic heritage, and her hilarious trials of love. 

Vive la France! Vive l’amour! Donizetti, the great master of Italian opera, proved he could do it all with this French romantic comedy that charms and dazzles as one of the most spectacular vocal showcases in all of opera.

PERFORMED IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

Sep. 29 – 7:30 PM

Oct. 1 – 2:00 PM

Oct. 5 – 7:30 PM

Oct. 7 – 7:30 PM

 
Nov. 10 – 7:30 PM Nov. 11 – 7:30 PM Nov. 12 – 2:00 PM Nov. 17 – 7:30 PM Nov. 18 – 7:30 PM Nov. 19 – 2:00 PM

MOZART 

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Die Zauberflöte

A mysterious rescue mission, the otherworldly power of music, and the infinite struggle between darkness and light. 

Mozart’s sublime score and his cast of wildly colorful characters make Magic Flute one of the most beloved operas in the world. Prince Tamino’s quest for love and truth is a timeless classic for seasoned opera fans and an ideal first opera for new and young audiences. 

PERFORMED IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

Nov. 10 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 11 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 12 – 2:00 PM

Nov. 17 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 18 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 19 – 2:00 PM

 
Feb. 16 – 7:30 PM Feb. 18 – 2:00 PM Feb. 22 – 7:30 PM Feb. 24 – 7:30 PM

VERDI 

UN BALLO IN MASCHERA

Masked Ball

Forbidden love, a dark prophecy, and ultimate betrayal. 

Riccardo, a king loved by his people, has two problems: there are conspirators plotting his assassination, and he is in love with his best friend’s wife. It’s about to get messy at the king’s masked ball. Verdi’s emotionally charged thriller represents the quintessential master of opera at the peak of his compositional powers. 

PERFORMED IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

Feb. 16 – 7:30 PM

Feb. 18 – 2:00 PM

Feb. 22 – 7:30 PM

Feb. 24 – 7:30 PM

 
Apr. 13 – 7:30 PM Apr. 15 – 2:00 PM Apr. 19 – 7:30 PM Apr. 21 – 7:30 PM

BERNSTEIN

CANDIDE

Young love, relentless optimism, and a whirlwind voyage around the world.

Based on Voltaire’s novel, Candide takes its title character and its audience on a thrilling and often absurd journey full of laughs, hardship, and unexpected life lessons. Leonard Bernstein’s brilliant score has made this operetta a favorite amongst devotees of both opera and more popular forms of musical theatre. To quote one of its many memorable tunes, it is “the best of all possible worlds!” Opera in the Heights is proud to present this modern classic to honor Mr. Bernstein’s centennial year.

Apr. 13 – 7:30 PM

Apr. 15 – 2:00 PM

Apr. 19 – 7:30 PM

Apr. 21 – 7:30 PM

 

Please note our performance schedule:

1st Week: Friday night and Sunday matinee.

2nd Week: Thursday night and Saturday night.

The Magic Flute: Includes two additional performances.

Single tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 1.


*Children's Opera Series productions are only available as single ticket purchases

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Lucinda y Las Flores De La Nochebuena

Composer, Evan Mack

Librettist, Joshua McGuire

*Houston premiere*

The coming of age Mexican Christmas folk tale revealing the moral that any gift is beautiful because it is given, featuring Mexican folk tunes and traditional Christmas carols. Tickets: Adults $20, Children $10

Sat, Dec. 2 – 10:30 AM

Sat, Dec. 2 – 1:30 PM

Little Red's Most Unusual Day

A twist on the traditional story, where everyone experiences, in one way or another, a very, very unusual day, therein lay many confusions, consternations and some laughs. Tickets: Adults $20, Children $10

Sat, Mar. 3 – 10:30 AM

Sun, Mar. 4 – 1:30 PM

Sat, May 5 – 1:30 PM

Pinocchio

Colorful characters, including Olympia, a mechanical girl, lend themselves to the message that truth-telling is always the best choice. Tickets: Adults $20, Children $10

Sat, Mar. 3 – 1:30 PM

Sat, May 5 – 10:30 AM

Sun, May 6 – 1:30 PM