The Front Row, 05/02/2006

HGO's The Corronation of Poppea
Susan Graham and William Burden both stopped by the program today. They are in town for the Houston Grand Opera production of The Corronation of Poppea. . .

HGO presents performances of Monteverdi's classic opera in performances at the Wortham Center through May 12th. KUHF's Dean Dalton sat down with the leads, Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and Tenor William Burden. Performance information is at http://www.houstongrandopera.org/.  Audio here. 

The Mukuru: Arts for AIDS Series concludes it's inaugural season of benefit performances with an outdoor concert by Pianist Jose-Miguel Yamal and his Latin Jazz Octet this Sunday evening at 6:00 on the lawn adjacent to the offices of the Newberry Campa Architectural firm, 708 E. 19th St in the Heights. More information is at http://www.mukuru.org/.  Audio here. 

Finally, Unhinged Productions and the Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre collaborate for performances of Paula Vogel's The Long Christmas Ride Home. Dean Dalton chatted with Artistic Directors Randy Symank and Joel Orr about their joint production. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at Stages Repertory Theatre through May 14th. More information is at http://www.stagestheatre.org/Audio here.