Mechanical Beings, Magic Potions, Mystery Among Highlights of Opera Season

By Mike Emery

Leave it to the University of Houston Moores Opera Center to present another unforgettable season. During its 2014 – 2015 performances, the center will transport audiences to mysterious and fantastic settings while showcasing some of the city’s most beautiful voices.

Works to be performed this season include Gaetano Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love,” Thomas Pasatieri’s “Frau Margot” and Daniel Catán’s “Rappaccini’s Daughter.”

Led by director Buck Ross, UH’s Moores Opera Center prepares rising musical stars and delivers award-winning productions on campus. This season, the center welcomes new music director Raymond Harvey, who works with the Kalamazoo Symphony and previously served with El Paso Opera.

All operas are performed in UH's Moores Opera House. For details on tickets, call the Moores box office at 713-743-3313 or visit

Season Highlights
Jan. 29, 31 and Feb. 1, 2
“The Elixir of Love”

 Jan. 30, Feb. 1
“Frau Margot” (Houston premiere)

 April 10 – 13
“Rappaccini’s Daughter” (Houston premiere)

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