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Houston, TX 77002-1504
United States
Houston Grand Opera
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Houston Grand Opera is recognized nationally and internationally for world-beating artistic excellence and innovation. HGO enjoys dynamic, proactive and deepening relationships with the stakeholders, constituencies and communities which it serves. Our company exists to contribute to the cultural enrichment of the city of Houston and the nation by producing and performing world-class opera and creating a diverse, innovative and balanced program of performances, events, community and education projects which reaches the widest possible public. 
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Judith KurnickDirector of Communications
Perryn LeechManaging Director
Patrick  Summers Artistic & Music Director
Greg  Robertson Chief Advancement Officer
Diane ZolaDirector of Artistic Administration
David KrohnAssociate Director of Development
Carleen GrahamDirector HGOco
Deborah HirschSenior Director of Development
Molly DillGeneral Manager
Mark C.LearAssociate Artistic Administrator
Brian SpeckDirector of HGO Studio
Melissa WillifordDirector of Human Resources/Payroll
Bradley MooreHead of Music Staff/Music Director of Studio
Lisa OswaldCompany Manager
Jeremy JohnsonStudio Administrator
Lee WhatleyDirector of Business Analytics
Richard BadoChorus Master
Jami HowardAssistant to the Artistic and Music Director
Dawn GillespieGovernance and Business Manager
Taylor TwohyAssistant to the General Manager
Tanya LovetroDirector of Finance
Ken VaughnDirector of Information Systems
Denise FrugeAccounts Payable Administrator
Debbie LoperPayroll Administrator
Matt GonzalesDatabase Administrator
Maria BlakeNetwork Administrator
Henry CantuStaff Accountant
Luis FrancoOffice Services Coordinator
Laura ChandlerPublications Director
Christine LeeCommunications Manager
Brian MitchellArchivist
Richard WongDirector of Sales and Services
Cynthia LewisTeam Lead
Jacob MilweeCustomer Care Manager
Pat HallidayHouse Manager
Allison KirkMarketing Manager
Scott IpsenDirector of Patron Services
Brooke RogersDirector of Special Events
Joanna TorokDirector of Advancement Operations
Kelly FinnDirector of Development
Richard BuffettMajor Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
Jennifer WijangcoDirector of Development, Individual Giving
Denise SimonSpecial Events Operations Manager
Andrea WardDevelopment Officer
AshleyM.CoffeyDevelopment Information Manager
Jane OroscoMarketing Data Manager
Meredith MorseDevelopment Administrative Assistant
Stacey MichaelHGOco Operation Manager
Dennis ArrowsmithHGOco Touring and Ensembles Manager
Emily WellsHGOco Programs Manager
Karen ReevesChildren's Chorus Director
Peter PasztorAssistant Conductor
Daniel JamesMusic Administrator
Aspen McArthurMusic Librarian
Patrick HarveyAssistant Conductor
Paul HopperAssistant Artistic Director
Jamie GelfandArtistic and Rehearsal Coordinator
Michael ClarkLighting Supervisor
Andrew CloudProperties Associate
Philip AlfanoLighting Associate
Kristen BurkeProduction Stage Manager
Christopher StaubStage Manager/Assistant Stage Manager
Annie WheelerStage Manager/Assistant Stage Manager
Meg EdwardsAssistant Stage Manager
Norma CortezHead of Costumes
Myrna VallejoCostume Shop Supervisor
Clair HummelCostume Coordinator
Esmeralda De LeonCostume Coordinator
Nara LesserTechnician
Dotti StakerWig and Make-up Department Head
Ashley BalesAdvancement Data Assistant
Nicole SackllahDevelopment Associate
Patrina JohnsonProspect Research and Data Specialist
Kelly NichollsDevelopment Officer
Rachel WardzinskiDevelopment Officer
Dale EdwardsDirector of Marketing
Rachel BlockGraphic Artist
Andi RussellGraphic Designer
Marion FrizzellCommunications Coordinator
Emily SittonMarketing Coordinator
Oziel BolanosCustomer Care
Priscilla CortezCustomer Care
Ezell FrazierCustomer Care
Luz PeregrinoCustomer Care
Kevin SheilCustomer Care
Kim SabedraCustomer Care
Paul EffingerCustomer Care
Josh GuzmanCustomer Care
Deborah RodneyCustomer Care
Christine StevensDevelopment Officer
Caitlin LongSpecial Events and Patron Services Coordinator
Lindsey CavanaughArtistic and Rehearsal Coordinator
Paul SpittleTechnical and Safety Director
Melissa McClungTechnical and Production Admin
Phillip TaylorTechnical Assistant/Driver
Carolyne HallAssociate Company Manager
Jim TownsendDevelopment Communications Manager
TitleComposerOpening Night
NormaBelliniFriday, April 27, 2018
West Side StoryBernsteinFriday, April 20, 2018
The Barber of SevilleRossiniFriday, January 26, 2018
ElektraStraussFriday, January 19, 2018
The House without a Christmas TreeGordonThursday, November 30, 2017
Julius CaesarHandelFriday, October 27, 2017
La traviataVerdiFriday, October 20, 2017
The Abduction from the SeraglioMozartFriday, April 28, 2017
GotterdammerungWagnerSaturday, April 22, 2017
RequiemVerdiFriday, February 10, 2017
Nixon in ChinaAdamsFriday, January 20, 2017
It's A Wonderful LifeHeggieFriday, December 2, 2016
FaustGounodFriday, October 28, 2016
The Elixir of LoveDonizettiFriday, October 21, 2016
Prince of PlayersFloydSaturday, March 5, 2016
O ColumbiaSpearsWednesday, September 23, 2015
Die WalküreWagnerSaturday, April 18, 2015
Sweeney ToddSondheimTuesday, February 24, 2015
The Magic FluteMozartFriday, January 30, 2015
Madame ButterflyPucciniFriday, January 23, 2015
A Christmas CarolMusgraveSunday, December 7, 2014
OtelloVerdiFriday, October 10, 2014
Così fan tutteMozartFriday, October 10, 2014
CarmenBizetFriday, April 4, 2014
Das RheingoldWagnerFriday, April 4, 2014
A Little Night MusicSondheimMonday, March 3, 2014
A Coffin in EgyptGordonMonday, March 3, 2014
The PassengerWeinbergWednesday, January 1, 2014
RigolettoVerdiWednesday, January 1, 2014
Die FledermausStrauss, Jr.Thursday, October 10, 2013
AidaVerdiThursday, October 10, 2013
Tristan and IsoldeWagnerThursday, April 4, 2013
Il trovatoreVerdiThursday, April 4, 2013
Don GiovanniMozartTuesday, January 1, 2013
La bohemePucciniWednesday, October 10, 2012
The Italian Girl in AlgiersRossiniWednesday, October 10, 2012
Mary StuartDonizettiFriday, May 4, 2012
Don CarlosVerdiSaturday, April 28, 2012
La traviataVerdiSunday, February 12, 2012
The Rape of LucretiaBrittenSaturday, February 11, 2012
The Barber of SevilleRossiniTuesday, December 6, 2011
FidelioBeethovenSunday, November 13, 2011
The Marriage of FigaroMozartMonday, April 4, 2011
Ariadne auf NaxosStraussMonday, April 4, 2011
Lucia di LammermoorDonizettiSaturday, January 1, 2011
Dead Man WalkingHeggieSaturday, January 1, 2011
To Cross the Face of the Moon / Cruzar la Cara de la LunaMartinezFriday, November 12, 2010
Madame ButterflyPucciniSunday, October 10, 2010
Peter GrimesBrittenSunday, October 10, 2010
XerxesHandelSunday, April 4, 2010
The Queen of SpadesTchaikovskySunday, April 4, 2010
ToscaPucciniFriday, January 1, 2010
The Turn of the ScrewBrittenFriday, January 1, 2010
LohengrinWagnerSaturday, October 10, 2009
The Elixir of LoveDonizettiSaturday, October 10, 2009
Brief EncounterPrevinSunday, May 3, 2009
RigolettoVerdiSaturday, April 4, 2009
A Midsummer Night's DreamBrittenMonday, February 2, 2009
PagliacciLeoncavalloFriday, October 10, 2008
Beatrice and BenedictBerliozFriday, October 10, 2008
Cavalleria rusticanaMascagniFriday, October 10, 2008
The RefugeTheofanidisMonday, May 5, 2008
Billy BuddBrittenFriday, April 4, 2008
La bohèmePucciniFriday, April 4, 2008
Three DecembersHeggieSaturday, February 2, 2008
Concert Saturday, February 2, 2008
The Magic FluteMozartTuesday, January 1, 2008
The Abduction from the SeraglioMozartTuesday, January 1, 2008
Concert Friday, November 9, 2007
A Masked BallVerdiWednesday, October 10, 2007
The Daughter of the RegimentDonizettiWednesday, October 10, 2007
The Cunning Little VixenJanácekSaturday, May 5, 2007
AidaVerdiWednesday, April 4, 2007
FaustGounodMonday, January 1, 2007
La CenerentolaRossiniMonday, January 1, 2007
Hansel and GretelHumperdinckSunday, December 3, 2006
Simon BoccanegraVerdiTuesday, October 10, 2006
Don GiovanniMozartTuesday, October 10, 2006
Hansel and GretelHumperdinckFriday, May 19, 2006
The Coronation of PoppeaMonteverdiMonday, April 3, 2006
CarmenBizetSunday, April 2, 2006
The Coronation of PoppeaMonteverdiSaturday, April 1, 2006
CarmenBizetSaturday, April 1, 2006
La Voix humainePoulencFriday, March 3, 2006
SendLaChiusaFriday, March 3, 2006
Manon LescautPucciniThursday, January 5, 2006
Don PasqualeDonizettiWednesday, January 4, 2006
Don PasqualeDonizettiSunday, January 1, 2006
Manon LescautPucciniSunday, January 1, 2006
Renée Fleming: A Holiday Concert Thursday, December 1, 2005
Boris GodunovMussorgskyWednesday, October 5, 2005
The Marriage of FigaroMozartSaturday, October 1, 2005
Boris GodunovMussorgskySaturday, October 1, 2005
The Marriage of FigaroMozartSaturday, October 1, 2005
Romeo and JulietGounodWednesday, April 6, 2005
FalstaffVerdiFriday, April 1, 2005
FalstaffVerdiFriday, April 1, 2005
Romeo and JulietGounodFriday, April 1, 2005
Lysistrata, The Nude GoddessAdamoTuesday, March 1, 2005
Idomeneo, King of CreteMozartWednesday, January 5, 2005
Il trovatoreVerdiSaturday, January 1, 2005
Idomeneo, King of CreteMozartSaturday, January 1, 2005
Il trovatoreVerdiSaturday, January 1, 2005
The Little PrincePortmanWednesday, December 1, 2004
Salsipuedes, A Tale of Love, War, and AnchoviesCatánWednesday, October 6, 2004
Madame ButterflyPucciniSaturday, October 2, 2004
Salsipuedes, A Tale of Love, War, and AnchoviesCatánFriday, October 1, 2004
Madame ButterflyPucciniFriday, October 1, 2004
TurandotPucciniFriday, April 2, 2004
The Barber of SevilleRossiniThursday, April 1, 2004
The Barber of SevilleRossiniThursday, April 1, 2004
TurandotPucciniThursday, April 1, 2004
The End of the AffairHeggieMonday, March 1, 2004
JenufaJanácekSunday, January 4, 2004
The Magic FluteMozartThursday, January 1, 2004
JenufaJanácekThursday, January 1, 2004
The Magic FluteMozartThursday, January 1, 2004
Julius CaesarHandelThursday, October 2, 2003
ToscaPucciniWednesday, October 1, 2003
Julius CaesarHandelWednesday, October 1, 2003
ToscaPucciniWednesday, October 1, 2003
The Little PrincePortmanWednesday, June 4, 2003
The Little PrincePortmanSaturday, May 31, 2003
ManonMassenetMonday, May 5, 2003
La traviataVerdiSunday, May 4, 2003
La traviataVerdiFriday, April 4, 2003
ManonMassenetFriday, April 4, 2003
Lucia di LammermoorDonizettiSunday, February 2, 2003
The Merry WidowLehárSunday, February 2, 2003
The Merry WidowLehárThursday, January 30, 2003
Lucia di LammermoorDonizettiWednesday, January 1, 2003
La bohèmePucciniTuesday, November 5, 2002
AriodanteHandelSunday, November 3, 2002
La bohèmePucciniThursday, October 10, 2002
Samson and DelilahSaint-SaënsSaturday, May 4, 2002
The Makropulos CaseJanácekFriday, May 3, 2002
Samson and DelilahSaint-SaënsThursday, April 4, 2002
The Makropulos CaseJanácekThursday, April 4, 2002
The Abduction from the SeraglioMozartFriday, March 1, 2002
Of Mice and MenFloydSaturday, February 2, 2002
Eugene OneginTchaikovskySaturday, February 2, 2002
Eugene OneginTchaikovskyTuesday, January 1, 2002
TannhäuserWagnerTuesday, November 6, 2001
RigolettoVerdiSunday, November 4, 2001
RigolettoVerdiWednesday, October 10, 2001
TannhäuserWagnerWednesday, October 10, 2001
CarmenBizetWednesday, June 6, 2001
CarmenBizetWednesday, June 6, 2001
Don CarloVerdiSaturday, May 5, 2001
Florencia en el AmazonasCatánFriday, May 4, 2001
Florencia en el AmazonasCatánSaturday, April 28, 2001
Don CarloVerdiWednesday, April 4, 2001
L'incoronazione di PoppeaMonteverdiSaturday, March 3, 2001
Prince IgorBorodinFriday, February 2, 2001
Così fan tutteMozartFriday, February 2, 2001
Così fan tutteMozartMonday, January 1, 2001
Prince IgorBorodinMonday, January 1, 2001
CarmenBizetSunday, November 5, 2000
Kátya KabanováJanácekSaturday, November 4, 2000
Kátya KabanováJanácekTuesday, October 10, 2000
CarmenBizetTuesday, October 10, 2000
PagliacciLeoncavalloSaturday, June 24, 2000
PagliacciLeoncavalloTuesday, June 6, 2000
PagliacciLeoncavalloFriday, June 2, 2000
Cold Sassy TreeFloydSaturday, May 6, 2000
NabuccoVerdiFriday, May 5, 2000
NabuccoVerdiSaturday, April 29, 2000
The Magic Flute (adapted)Mozart, adapt. PogueTuesday, April 4, 2000
Cold Sassy TreeFloydTuesday, April 4, 2000
Little WomenAdamoFriday, March 3, 2000
Tristan und IsoldeWagnerWednesday, February 2, 2000
L'elisir d'amoreDonizettiWednesday, February 2, 2000
Tristan und IsoldeWagnerSaturday, January 1, 2000
L'elisir d'amoreDonizettiSaturday, January 1, 2000
Don GiovanniMozartSaturday, November 6, 1999
AidaVerdiThursday, November 4, 1999
Don GiovanniMozartSunday, October 10, 1999
AidaVerdiSunday, October 10, 1999
Madama ButterflyPucciniSaturday, June 5, 1999
MefistofeleBoitoWednesday, May 5, 1999
ResurrectionMachoverTuesday, May 4, 1999
MefistofeleBoitoFriday, April 30, 1999
ResurrectionMachoverSunday, April 4, 1999
Recital - Catherine Malfitano Thursday, April 1, 1999
A Little Night MusicSondheimTuesday, February 2, 1999
La traviataVerdiTuesday, February 2, 1999
A Little Night MusicSondheimFriday, January 1, 1999
The Flying DutchmanWagnerFriday, November 6, 1998
The Tales of HoffmannOffenbachWednesday, November 4, 1998
The Tales of HoffmannOffenbachThursday, October 29, 1998
The Flying DutchmanWagnerSaturday, October 10, 1998
CarmenBizetTuesday, May 5, 1998
CarmenBizetFriday, May 1, 1998
Le nozze di FigaroMozartThursday, April 2, 1998
Le nozze di FigaroMozartWednesday, April 1, 1998
ArabellaStraussWednesday, April 1, 1998
ArabellaStraussWednesday, April 1, 1998
Little WomenAdamoSunday, March 1, 1998
Madame ButterflyPucciniSaturday, January 3, 1998
Madame ButterflyPucciniThursday, January 1, 1998
Billy BuddBrittenThursday, January 1, 1998
Billy BuddBrittenThursday, January 1, 1998
MacbethVerdiThursday, October 2, 1997
Hänsel und GretelHumperdinckWednesday, October 1, 1997
MacbethVerdiWednesday, October 1, 1997
Hänsel und GretelHumperdinckWednesday, October 1, 1997
The Magic FluteMozartThursday, April 3, 1997
Boris GodunovMussorgskyWednesday, April 2, 1997
Boris GodunovMussorgskyTuesday, April 1, 1997
The Magic FluteMozartTuesday, April 1, 1997
Jackie ODaughertySaturday, March 1, 1997
FaustGounodThursday, January 2, 1997
SalomeStraussWednesday, January 1, 1997
SalomeStraussWednesday, January 1, 1997
FaustGounodWednesday, January 1, 1997
Florencia en el AmazonasCatánSaturday, October 5, 1996
ToscaPucciniTuesday, October 1, 1996
ToscaPucciniTuesday, October 1, 1996
Florencia en el AmazonasCatánTuesday, October 1, 1996
The Tibetan Book of the DeadGordonWednesday, May 1, 1996
The Tibetan Book of the DeadGordonWednesday, May 1, 1996
SusannahFloydWednesday, May 1, 1996
NormaBelliniMonday, April 1, 1996
Four Saints in Three ActsThomsonWednesday, January 3, 1996
La bohèmePucciniTuesday, January 2, 1996
La bohèmePucciniMonday, January 1, 1996
Four Saints in Three ActsThomsonMonday, January 1, 1996
Roméo et JulietteGounodTuesday, October 3, 1995
Roméo et JulietteGounodSunday, October 1, 1995
La CenerentolaRossiniSunday, October 1, 1995
La CenerentolaRossiniSunday, October 1, 1995
AttilaVerdiMonday, April 3, 1995
Der RosenkavalierStraussSunday, April 2, 1995
AttilaVerdiSaturday, April 1, 1995
Der RosenkavalierStraussSaturday, April 1, 1995
Dido and AeneasPurcellWednesday, February 1, 1995
Harvey MilkWallaceTuesday, January 3, 1995
Porgy and BessGershwinSunday, January 1, 1995
Harvey MilkWallaceSunday, January 1, 1995
Porgy and BessGershwinSunday, January 1, 1995
CarmenBizetSunday, October 2, 1994
RigolettoVerdiSaturday, October 1, 1994
RigolettoVerdiSaturday, October 1, 1994
CarmenBizetSaturday, October 1, 1994
Musical - TBA Friday, July 1, 1994
The OutcastAinWednesday, June 1, 1994
La traviataVerdiSunday, May 1, 1994
TurandotPucciniSunday, April 3, 1994
TurandotPucciniFriday, April 1, 1994
La traviataVerdiFriday, April 1, 1994
The Dracula DiaryMoranTuesday, March 1, 1994
Street SceneWeillSunday, January 2, 1994
Lucia di LammermoorDonizettiSaturday, January 1, 1994
Lucia di LammermoorDonizettiSaturday, January 1, 1994
Street SceneWeillSaturday, January 1, 1994
ElektraStraussSunday, October 3, 1993
Madame ButterflyPucciniSaturday, October 2, 1993
ElektraStraussFriday, October 1, 1993
Madame ButterflyPucciniFriday, October 1, 1993
FridaRodriguezTuesday, June 1, 1993
FridaRodriguezTuesday, June 1, 1993
AidaVerdiSunday, April 4, 1993
The Barber of SevilleRossiniFriday, April 2, 1993
AidaVerdiThursday, April 1, 1993
The Barber of SevilleRossiniThursday, April 1, 1993
A Midsummer Night's DreamBrittenSunday, January 3, 1993
Ariadne auf NaxosStraussSaturday, January 2, 1993
A Midsummer Night's DreamBrittenFriday, January 1, 1993
Ariadne auf NaxosStraussFriday, January 1, 1993
LohengrinWagnerSaturday, October 3, 1992
LohengrinWagnerThursday, October 1, 1992
The Tales of HoffmannOffenbachThursday, October 1, 1992
The Tales of HoffmannOffenbachThursday, October 1, 1992
Annie Get Your GunBerlinWednesday, July 1, 1992
Annie Get Your GunBerlinWednesday, July 1, 1992
Annie Get Your GunBerlinWednesday, July 1, 1992
Annie Get Your GunBerlinWednesday, July 1, 1992
A Little Night MusicSondheimSaturday, May 2, 1992
A Little Night MusicSondheimFriday, May 1, 1992
MefistofeleBoitoThursday, April 16, 1992
Andrea ChénierGiordanoFriday, April 3, 1992
MefistofeleBoitoWednesday, April 1, 1992
Andrea ChénierGiordanoWednesday, April 1, 1992
Desert of RosesMoranSaturday, February 1, 1992
ParsifalWagnerSaturday, February 1, 1992
Beauty and the BeastGrétrySaturday, February 1, 1992
Beauty and the BeastGrétrySaturday, February 1, 1992
Il trovatoreVerdiWednesday, January 1, 1992
Il trovatoreVerdiWednesday, January 1, 1992
Babes in ToylandHerbertFriday, November 1, 1991
Babes in ToylandHerbertFriday, November 1, 1991
La bohèmePucciniWednesday, October 2, 1991
RusalkaDvorákTuesday, October 1, 1991
La bohèmePucciniTuesday, October 1, 1991
RusalkaDvorákTuesday, October 1, 1991
My Fair LadyLoeweMonday, July 1, 1991
My Fair LadyLoeweMonday, July 1, 1991
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PositionTypeDate Submitted
Assistant Technical Director / TD for HGOcoFull-Time7/5/2017
Development Officer -InstitutionalFull-Time5/22/2017

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