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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
Houston Grand Opera
Dead Man Walking
Jake Heggie
McNally, Terrence
Leonard Foglia Director
Richard Bado Chorus Master
Patrick Summers Conductor
Jane Cox Lighting Designer
Jess Goldstein Costume Designer
Michael McGarty Scenic Designer
Comments: Co-production between Opera Pacific, Cincinnati Opera, New York City Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera and Baltimore Opera
Opening Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
Brown Theater
January 22,29
February 2,4,6m
Cast Information:
Fr. Grenville Beau Gibson
George Benton Hector Vásquez
Howard Boucher Jon Kolbet
Jade Boucher Susanne Mentzer
Joseph De Rocher Philip Cutlip
Kitty Hart Sheryl Woods
Mrs. Patrick De Rocher Frederica von Stade
Owen Hart John Packard
Sister Helen Joyce DiDonato
Sister Rose Measha Brueggergosman
Company Information
Houston Grand Opera
Address:  510 Preston Street, Houston TX 77002-1504 United States
Web site:
Phone:  713-546-0200
Fax:  713-225-2574

Mission Statement/Description:
"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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Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.