Announcing the 2015-16 Season of
The Moores Opera Center
by Jules Massenet
October 23-26, 2015
As the saying goes, good girls go to heaven and bad girls go everywhere. Manon goes to Paris and during her brief lifetime breaks a lot of hearts, including her own. Manon is an endlessly melodic, lavish and splendid evocation of the 18th century in all its decadence and glamor that is oh, so French.Sung in the original French with English surtitles.
by Giacomo Puccini
January 28-31, 2016
When Magda finally finds true love and leaves her fashionable city life for romance on the French Riviera, she discovers that she can’t escape her past. Puccini wanted to evoke the romance, waltzes, and popularity of Viennese operetta with a plot reminiscent of both La traviata and Die Fledermaus. Luckily for us, he couldn’t escape the fact that he was still Puccini.Sung in the original Italian with English surtitles.
by W.A. Mozart
January 29-February 1, 2016
Try to pass the final exam in Don Alfonso’s School for Lovers in this giddy, comic whirlwind that puts love to the ultimate test. Are the lovers mismatched? Can love survive deceit and disguises in the shadow of a smoking volcano? Is there really anything better than Mozart?Sung in the original Italian with English surtitles.
by David Carlson
April 8-11, 2016
In 19th century Imperial Russia, a woman trapped in a loveless marriage falls for a dashing officer with tragic results. American David Carlson has written a sweeping score that seethes with passion and captures the Russian soul of Tolstoy’s famous novel. These will be the first university performances of the opera following its successful professional runs at Florida Grand Opera and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.Sung in the original English with English surtitles.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:30 PM
Celebrate the start of the University of Houston Moores Opera Center’s new season at the famed Mucky Duck with an informal benefit cabaret evening of favorite arias and musical theatre songs, wryly hosted by director Buck Ross. Leave the stuffed shirt at home. It’s a party!
McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Houston, TX 77098
For advance tickets: www.mcgonigels.com