Dead Man Walking: The Opera

One Wednesday, January 19, 5:45 p.m., One Thursday, January 20, 7:00 p.m. | Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Avenue, Limited Enrollment

Wednesday, January 19: Dinner and Dress Rehearsal

Composet Jake Heggie will join us for dinner in the library of the Wortham Center; he will talk about Dead Man Walking. Following dinner we will adjourn to the theater for the dress rehearsal. 

Thursday, January 20: Artistic Symposium 

A panel that includes Sister Helen Prejean, the author of Dead Man Walking; Jake Heggie, the composer; Patrick Summers, the music director; Anthony Freud, general director and C.E.O. of Houston Grand Opera; and cast members will discuss Dead Man Walking and perform selections from the opera. Occurring in the sixth-floor rehearsal room, this symposium is part of a donor preview event to which we have been invited. 



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Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 


Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!


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