Your Impact

When you support Houston Grand Opera, you ensure that we continue to be a beacon of the community and a global influence on the arts. 

World-class OPERA in HOUSTON

BIG, BOLD, INTELLIGENT AND STUNNING OPERA: HGO’s legacy is rich with new commissions, world premieres, incredible artists and world-class opera that speaks to the dynamism and vibrancy of Houston. A leader in the advancement of the art form, HGO continues to propel opera into the future by developing new operatic works and evolving known stories, all presented by some of the world’s leading artists. Our 2024-25 season is our eternal love letter to Houston, through six powerful performances that will define all that love can be.

VIDEO: HGO’s 2024-25 season will light a fire of all-encompassing, electrifying emotions—allowing us to relive the intoxicating dopamine rush of the moment we first fell in love.


COMMITTED TO HOUSTON, BEYOND THE STAGE: HGO has become part of the fabric of the city’s cultural vibrancy. Celebrating Houston’s diversity shapes the path of our partnerships in the community where opera is made for all. Through public performances, in-depth workshops, and opportunities with local hospitals, volunteer initiatives, and youth-centered programs, we ignite important conversations and lend our hand in contemporary issues. The result is a more vibrant, inclusive community for years to come. 

VIDEO: “Music & Meditations” was the final performance in our six-year multi-disciplinary initiative Seeking the Human Spirit. The presentation highlights the universal spiritual themes raised in opera. 


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Developing Future Artists

AN INCUBATOR FOR TALENT: HGO identifies and trains the next generation of gifted artistic, creative, and leadership talent who will create opera’s future. The Sarah and Ernest Butler Houston Grand Opera Studio is one of the most sought-after training programs in the world among talented young artists. Butler studio members receive the training and tools they need to develop their already wonderful gifts as they launch their careers. Butler Studio alumna Tamara Wilson, one of the most recognizable sopranos in opera, shares, “There was no career before HGO. Full stop.” 

VIDEO: Listen and watch Butler Studio alumna Tamara Wilson perform this beautiful rendition of “Vissi d’arte” as the titular heroine in Puccini’s Tosca.

I have decided to include the organization in my estate plans. By doing so, I aim to leave a lasting legacy that supports and sustains this cultural institution for decades to come…My decision reflects the belief that opera, as an art form, must continue to thrive and enrich lives, transcending borders and time.

Susan Tan

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