Houston Grand Opera

Storybook Opera @ the Library!

 

Did you know opera is for kids too? The internationally renowned award-winning Houston Grand Opera is a local gem! Sandra Campbell will be here performing Kitten's First Full Moon and Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! picture books on Tuesday, September 9th at 1:30pm. For groups or more information please call the library at 281-457-1631. The performance is short -so don't be late!

First Songs

There was a special guest this morning at the Aldine Library's Bilingual Storytime. Ms. Sandra from the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) came to present "First Songs." She taught moms and dads how to sing, read and play with their children in a meaningful, creative and fun way. Thanks for coming, Sandra!

Opera @ the Library?...For Kids??? YES!

The Atascocita Branch Library is proud to present, Storybook Opera.

 

Do you know that Houston has an internationally renowned opera company? Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is one of the things that makes Houston a special place to live. It is the "only opera company to have won a Tony, two Grammy awards and two Emmy awards!"

Storybook Opera: No Sleep for the Sheep

No Sleep for the SheepMuncha, Muncha, MunchaHGO presents: "Muncha, Muncha, Muncha" and "No Sleep for the Sheep."  Date: Wednesday, June 26, 3:00pm and repeated at 4:00pm. Ages 4 and up.  Come to learn whether the sheep finally get some sleep and who is eating all of Mr. McGreely's vegetables.

 

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Let's Go to the Opera!

Ann Thompson will present a preview of Ariadne Auf Naxos on Monday April 25 at 7:00pm.  Join us for this fun, free presentation.  Strauss' Ariadne Auf Naxos will be performed by the Houston Grand Opera from April 29 through May 10, 2011.

Let's Go to the Opera!

Ann Thompson will present a preview of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro on Monday, April 4, 7pm.  Join us for this free, fun presentation. Marriage of Figaro will be performed by the Houston Grand Opera April 15-30.  Upcoming Let's Go to the Opera! presentation -- Strauss Ariadne Auf Naxo on Monday, April 25, 7pm.

Storybook Opera returns to Freeman on Friday, February 25

Children will be raring for the Rodeo season to start after they see Storybook Opera's production Westward Ho, Carlotta! This music and story program is based on the children's book by Candace Fleming.  It will be coming to Freeman Library on Friday, February 25 at 10:30 am.  This is the story of diva, Carlotta Caruso, who heads out west singing at everyone she meets - including the villains!  The program is designed for children from kindergarten to second grade age.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk when the library opens at 10:00 am on the morning of the program.

The Dog Who Sang at the Opera

The Dog Who Sang at the Opera, presented by the Houston Grand Opera teaching artists.  Date: Thursday, February 17, 4pm.  Ages pre-kindergarten-2nd grade.  Summary: Pasha is a vain wolfhound who upstages the diva one night at the opera-not just any opera-but the Metropolitan Opera in New York!  True Story!  Bring your children for this free program.

Storybook Opera coming in February

Children and families are in for a treat in February when Houston Grand Opera brings two Storybook Opera programs to Freeman Library.  These programs are designed for children of kindergarten through second grade age.  They use music to tell the stories behind two favorite storybooks: Opera Cat by Tess Weaver and Westward Ho, Carlotta by Candace Fleming.

The first program will be Opera Cat on Tuesday, February 1 at 1:30 pm.  Opera Cat is the story of a cat named Alma who loves to sing.  Alma takes center stage on opening night after her mistress, Madame Soso, comes down with laryngitis.

 

Let's Go to the Opera!

The respected Ann Thompson presented a opera preview on Monday, January 10 at 7 pm.  She introduced Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking and Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor.  The productions will be opening at the Houston Grand Opera on January 22 and January 28 respectively.  Please join us for this informative, fun, free program!

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