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Announcing the Moores Opera Center’s 2017-2018 Season!

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Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Based on the play by Carlo Gozzi

Send in the clowns! Part fairy tale, part vaudeville, and part circus, this dazzling phantasmagoria of an opera will delight your ears and eyes with spectacle and high spirits. A prince is condemned to wander the earth in search of three oranges, the contents of which will make you look twice at your orange juice in the morning. We last produced this opera 14 years ago and it is one of our most requested revivals.

October 20, 21, 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM
October 22, 2017 at 2 PM

Sung in the English with the text projected over the stage.

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Music by Pietro Mascagni

A warm and nostalgic romance set in the countryside, L’amico Fritz is Italian opera at its prettiest. Recalling the musical style of La bohème but without any deaths, the opera boasts a harvest of abundant melodies, including the beautiful Cherry Duet. You will hear why the title role was a favorite of Pavarotti.

January 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM
January 28, 2018 at 2 PM

Sung in the original Italian with English translation projected over the stage.

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Music by Robert Nelson
Libretto by Buck Ross
Based on the play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan


Written especially for us by the creators of A Room with a View, this sharply witty comedy swiftly skewers the pretentious and exposes the frauds. No one is spared the rapier tongues of the gossips. Based on the 18th century classic comedy rendered anew in rhymed verse and song, this School will teach you that everything is not always as it seems to be on the surface.

January 25, 27, 28, 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Sung in the original English with the text projected over the stage. 

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Music by Gioacchino Rossini

When you are shipwrecked far from home and taken prisoner by Algerian pirates, you can either surrender to a cruel fate, or you can do what our heroine does: waste no time single-handedly conquering the entire nation!  Culture clash takes on a whole new meaning in Rossini’s funniest opera.

April 6, 7, 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM
April 8, 2018 at 2 PM

Sung in the original Italian with English translation projected over the stage.

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Be there to launch the University of Houston Moores Opera Center’s new season at the famed Mucky Duck with our popular cabaret evening of favorite arias and musical theatre songs, wryly hosted by director Buck Ross.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM

For advance tickets:

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
2425 Norfolk St.
Houston, TX 77098