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Houston Grand Opera - Breaking the Waves

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April 19 - May 4, 2025

It is not easy to find new operas that command attention, tell their story lucidly and create a powerful, permeating mood. Dark and daring, Breaking the Waves does all this with sensitivity and style.

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Why See Houston Grand Opera - Breaking the Waves?

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Modern Masterpiece

Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek's daringly dark, award winning modern masterpiece Breaking The Waves comes to Houston Grand Opera for the first time, featuring a cast of some of Houston's best loved performers; soprano Lauren Snouffer and bass-baritone Ryan Mckinney. Conducted by Patrick Summers, see why this modern opera is rightly viewed as one of the best works of the 21st century.

Causing a stir upon its debut performance in 2016, the opera garnered the 2017 Best New Opera Award from the Music Critics Association of North America. Based on Lars von Trier's film of the same name, the story takes place in the Scottish Highlands of the 1970s and chronicles the devoted relationship between Bess and her husband Jan. When Jan becomes paralyzed after an almost fatal accident, he comes up with a proposal that tests and takes their devotion to the extreme. 

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Opening night: 19 April 2025

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