Want to Be in the HGO’s Sound of Music? Learn About Auditions Here

HOUSTON – The Houston Grand Opera has an amazing six-opera season ahead!

Houston Life’s Melanie Camp spoke with Conductor Richard Bado at The Wortham Theatre Center about some of the upcoming shows including The Sound of Music. Acclaimed director Francesca Zambello takes songs from the theatrical version and from the film that so many of us grew up watching....over and over. Remember waiting for that VHS tape to rewind?!

A big fan, Bado said there was no way anyone else would be conducting the HGO’s production of The Sound of Music.

The Sound of Music stars world-famous mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as Maria and baritone Alexander Birch Elliott as the Captain. The HGO will be holding local auditions to cast the roles of the von Trapp children. Details will be posted online at HGO.org after Labor Day.

Watch more about the auditions in the video below.

The opera season opens with the HGO’s 75th premiere, Intelligence. The story is inspired by the true story of two women who became unlikely spies during the Civil War. This opera is already creating a buzz around the country.

Single tickets for all HGO productions are now on sale. Click here to get tickets. Subscribe and save! Subscribe to all 6 operas, or make your own custom 3-opera subscription. Single tickets start at just $25. For more details call the HGO. The number is 713-228-6737.

Watch Mel chat with Richard Bado about Intelligence and The Sound of Music in the video at the top of the page.

About the Author:

Melanie Camp is a correspondent on KPRC 2’s Houston Life.