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HGO presents The Phoenix at Wortham Theater Center

Friday, April 26, 2019 | 7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on Saturday, May 4, 2019,
and Once on Tuesday, May 7, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2019-04-26 02:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-04-26 7:30,
and Once on Friday, April 26, 2019

This world premiere of The Phoenix, by composer Tarik O’Regan and librettist John Caird, features Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni playing the different ages of Lorenzo da Ponte in a stage adaptation of an amazing story of redemption.

Da Ponte led a scandalous life that rivaled the stories he committed to paper, including some of his most popular operas: Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, and The Marriage of Figaro.

After becoming a priest and poet in Venice, he was banished when it was discovered that he had connections to many brothels and a secret family with two children. Luckily, he was introduced to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Austria and flourished as a librettist. His new-found fame gained him access to the upper echelons of European society.

Yet after much success, Da Ponte found himself bankrupt and needing to flee once more. He sought refuge in America where he made a modest living as a grocer before rising again to establish the New York City’s first opera company in 1833.

The show will be sung in Italian and English with projected English translation. Appropriate for all ages.


  • Friday, April 26, 2019 | 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 2pm
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 7:30pm
  • Friday, May 10, 2019 | 7:30pm


Tickets range from $20 to $270, depending on date and showtimes. Click here to order tickets or for more information.


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Friday, April 26, 2019
7:30 pm
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Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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