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Getting Götterdämmerung

Two Thursdays, April 6 and 13, 6:30–8:00 P.M. and ONE Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 P.M. | Private residences for the first two sessions; addresses will be given to subscribers. Those who attend the full course are invited to be guests of the Houston Grand Opera on April 19 at the dress rehearsal in Brown Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue, 777002. Limited enrollment.


Houston Grand Opera’s historic presentation of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle comes to its climactic conclusion this spring. Join HGO dramaturg Paul Hopper for an in-depth study of Götterdämmerung (The Twilight of the Gods) in preparation for a trip to the final dress rehearsal as we watch the castle of the gods burn to the ground in one of opera’s most extravagant finales.

Paul Hopper serves as Houston Grand Opera’s dramaturg, or the resident opera scholar. His duties include patron education programs, pre-curtain lectures, writing articles for the Opera Cues program books, and creating supertitle translations for all productions. He has worked for the Metropolitan Opera and Santa Fe Opera and has been a guest speaker at the University of Houston, Czech Center Museum Houston, and the Houston-Leipzig Society.

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Finishing up Spring 2018! 
 

Mexico City: Past, Present, Future
April 3-9
And our travelers are there in the present!

 

Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, 77027
Co-sponsored with World Affairs Council of Houston

 

Behind the Pages: A Conversation with William Middleton 
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
THIS COURSE IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED

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