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Adults - Thursday at 6:30 - Houston Grand Opera: Music, Literature and the Human Experience!

Adults - Thursday at 6:30 - Houston Grand Opera: Music, Literature and the Human Experience!

There are certain stories that weave their way into centuries of art and literature because they are central to our understanding of who we are. Faust and his infamous deal with the devil is one of these stories. From contemporary treatments on TV and in film to Gounod's opera, come explore the dichotomies of human experience through the story and circumstances of Gounod's Faust. This event encourages group participation in discussion.

The Friends of Freeman Library support this event. 

Opera in the Children's Area

   Houston Grand Opera will be in the Children's Area on Monday, July 13th at 3:00 pm, to sing [in fabulous opera voice] the books "Bear Snores On" and "No Sleep for the Sheep".  If you've never experienced an Opera To Go production, you are certainly in for a very special treat!  This program is FREE and wonderful for children [and adults] of all ages! 

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.

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.

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!

Let's Go the the Opera Preview--XERXES

Hope you were able to join us for this free lively, informative presentation about Handel's Xerxes  Monday, April 19, 7pm.  Ann Thompson's preview was excellent.  The Houston Grand Opera isl presenting Xerxes from April 30th to May 14th.

Let's Go the the Opera Preview

Previous Opera discussion: Tschaikovsky's Queen of Spades,  Date of presentation: Monday, April 12, 7pm.  Join us for a lively preview presented by Ann Thompson.  The Houston Grand Opera will be presenting this opera April 16-May 1 as part of their Spring repertory period.  Upcoming preview: Handel's Xerxes, April 19.

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