Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music has announced the official opening of the brand new Brockman Hall for Opera this April with a month full of sensational performances.
The hard news is out, Houston is the worst city in America for live music. Be that as it may, it seems that the city is doing its best to change its tune. In addition to a brand new concert venue and coming festival this May, Houston will have a new 84,000-square-foot opera hall to plead its case.
On April 14, Rice University will debut the spectacular new Brockman Hall for Opera with a performance of Mozart’s iconic piece, Don Giovani.
“We really want the people of Houston to come out and experience this amazing new facility for themselves,” said Matthew Loden, Shepherd School Dean.
“We have a remarkable cast of Shepherd School students bringing Mozart’s opera to life, and from the orchestra students in the pit to the technical crews managing the rigging, we can’t wait to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Houston community.”
Houstonians will also have the chance to get a sneak preview of the new opera hall on April 9. Here, the public can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the meticulous effort that goes into staging an opera.
“Visitors will not only enjoy live performances, but also watch demonstrations, tour dressing rooms and rehearsal spaces, gain fascinating insights on how the new venue’s acoustics were created, and even dress up as opera singers and pose for photos on the stage of the hall’s Lucian and Nancy Morrison Theater,” according to a press release.
Tickets to Don Giovanni are priced at $75, which entails preferred seating and a complementary beverage. General Admission tickets are available for $40; Rice University students can purchase theirs for $5 and admission is free for Shepherd School students.