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The Wreckers
Houston Grand Opera, 2022

New production

“HGO's production of The Wreckers is a stunner.” 
Houston Press

“Directed by Louisa Muller, Houston Grand Opera's cinematic production is messy and magnificent.

Houston Chronicle

“Director Louisa Muller is a genius at clarifying potentially disjointed plot points with nuance, expression, and clever staging. In her hands, Smyth's epic drama is engaging in every moment, and no detail is lost.”

Arts and Culture Texas


“The culminating moment of the opera was a coup de théâtre in this production: chained to the cave floor, Mark and Thirza awaited their death sentence by drowning, as bursts of sea spray, made to glitter under the lighting, entered the cave’s mouth and the orchestra played its final measures. This was very good stuff! ”

Opera News

Sets/Costumes: Christopher Oram

Lights: Marcus Doshi

Conductor: Patrick Summers

Thirza: Sasha Cooke

Mark: Norman Reinhardt

Pascoe: Reginald Smith, Jr

Avis: Mané Galoyan

Lawrence: Daniel Belcher

Jack: Sun-Ly Pierce

Tallan: Paul Groves

Harvey: Luke Sutliff

Photos by Marcus Doshi and Michael Bishop

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