Opera in the Heights Presents ConciertOh! de Invierno, A Special Spanish Music Holiday Event at Lambert Hall Dec. 11 - 13
Join Opera in the Heights (Oh!) for ConciertOh! de Invierno, a special holiday music concert series in Spanish highlighting some of Oh!’s most outstanding Hispanic artists in a way that allows them to show off different styles of music. ConciertOh! de Invierno will feature traditional zarzuelas, boleros and música navideña (Christmas music) that have broad appeal. (Zarzuela is a Spanish lyric dramatic opera genre alternating between spoken and sung scenes, and bolero is slow tempo Latin music.) Oh!’s sensational singers participating in the concert series from Dec. 11 – 13 at Lambert Hall are Claudia Chapa, Octavio Moreno and James Rodriguez, with guest appearances by Arnold Yzaguirre, Brian Suits and Patrick Contreras. Oh! subscribers will recognize Chapa, Moreno and Rodriguez, who have most recently portrayed Madame Flora/Baba in The Medium (Chapa); Rigoletto in Rigoletto (Moreno) and Tonio in I Pagliacci (Rodriguez.)
ConciertOh! de Invierno will last approximately 90 minutes, with an intermission and concessions featuring sweet treats, coffee and cocoa provided by Oh!’s guild members. The music appeals to all ages and makes a perfect family outing in the midst of the holiday season. Special ticket pricing was created for this concert, including military and student discounts: Gold Level - $25, Red Level - $20 and Green Level - $15, with discounts at $3 off each level. Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more. A taste of the music to be performed includes: “Que te importa que no venga” from Los claveles by Jose Serrano; “Dulce quimera” from Cecilia Valdez by Gonzalo Roig; “Amor, vida de mi vida” from la maravilla by Moreno Torroba; “Carcelera” from Las hijas de Zebedeo by Ruperto Chapi y Lorente, along with “Blanca Navidad” (White Christmas), “Que nino es este?” (What Child is This?), “Noche de paz” (Silent Night) “Besame Mucho” (Kiss Me a Lot) and “Una Mañana” (One Morning). For tickets, go to operaintheights.org or call Oh!’s box office at 713-861-5303.
Opera in the Heights is a professional opera company that exists to provide a stage for emerging performers and to bring affordable opera to the Greater Houston Area.