Saturday, March 30, 2013

Susanna Phillips Brings All the Boys to the Yard in Streetcar

(Photo: Todd Rosenberg/Lyric Opera of Chicago)

The reviews are in for Streetcar Named Desire at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Find out more about the production here and see more photos here.

The Butlers Did It! One Million Donation to Houston Grand Opera

"Dr. Ernest Butler and his wife Sarah are donating the money to endow the HGO Orchestra concertmaster position. Opera Managing Director Perryn Leech says the Butlers have been long-time supporters of the arts in Houston. 'And they travel all over the world seeing opera. Whenever they are abroad, they compare other companies to Houston Grand Opera, and they never left feeling that Houston Grand Opera isn't playing at the highest table — which is a huge compliment to us.' As a result of the million-dollar gift, HGO has now raised $127 million toward its campaign goal of $165 million that they hope to reach by December 2014." [Source]

Friday, March 29, 2013