Back to All Events

In War & Peace: Harmony through Music

  • Wortham Theater Center 510 Texas Avenue Houston, TX, 77002 United States (map)

Houston Grand Opera presents In War & Peace—Harmony through Music with international opera star Joyce DiDonato in a one-night-only concert at the Wortham Center

The Nov. 6 concert will be followed by a special dinner on the Brown Theater stage

What: Houston Grand Opera presents In War & Peace—Harmony through Music, a special concert event featuring international opera star and former HGO Studio alumna and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, followed by a post-concert dinner. DiDonato’s award-winning In War & Peace—Harmony through Music makes a one-night-only stop at the Wortham Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6, while on its international tour. In the aftermath of the 2015 Paris attacks, DiDonato began work on a project that she hoped would take listeners on a journey from despair to hope, and in doing so remind them of the best of humanity. In War & Peace—Harmony Through Music is a concert presented in two parts, first war, then peace, and asks of the audience, “In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?”

Who: DiDonato, who has performed major roles in the most revered opera companies of the world, will be joined by the noted ensemble Il pomo d’oro, under the baton of Maxim Emelyanychev.

Where: Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. Concert in the Cullen Theater; Post-concert dinner with Joyce DiDonato in the Brown Theater                                                                                                             

Tariff: Single tickets start at $1,000 ($500 for Young Professionals); limited gala package tables start at $10,000. Single tickets for the concert only are also available, from $45 - $100 at For gala tickets, contact Brooke Rogers at

About Houston Grand Opera

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is one of the largest, most innovative, and most highly acclaimed opera companies in the United States. HGO is the only American finalist for Opera Company of the Year in the 2019 International Opera Awards. In fulfilling its mission to advance the operatic art to serve an ever-evolving audience, HGO has led the field in commissioning new works (66 world premieres to date) and in training and nurturing promising young artists and administrators. The company contributes to the cultural enrichment of Houston and the nation through a diverse and innovative program of performances, community events, and education projects that reaches the widest possible public. HGO’s pioneering community engagement initiative, HGOco, has served as a model for other arts organizations.

The NEXUS Initiative is HGO’s multi-year ticket underwriting program that allows Houstonians of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy opera without the barrier of price. Since 2007, NEXUS has enabled more than 250,000 Houstonians to experience superlative opera through discounted single tickets and subscriptions, subsidized student performances, and free productions. HGO has toured extensively and has won a Tony, two Grammy awards, and three Emmy awards. It is the only opera company to win all three honors.


Media Contact: Abby Linney, Elmore PR, 713-524-0661;

Media Contact: Natalie Barron, Houston Grand Opera, 713-546-0240;

Director of Marketing and Communications: Dale Edwards, 713-546-0249­