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2018-2019
Lyric Cabaret Series (Sept-May)
Witches (music & English lyrics, Danny Ashkenasi)
Texas premiere
A Fine Romance-Jerome Kern & Friends
Angélique (Jacques Ibert)

2017-2018
Lyric Cabaret Series (Sept-May)
Latin Rhythms Cabaret
Adrift in Macao (Peter Melnick)

2016-2017
Lyric Cabaret Series (Sept-May)
White Hot Cabaret - American Songbook
Viva la Mamma (Gaetano Donizetti)

2015-2016
Lyric Cabaret Series (Sept-May)
Three Skeleton Key (Michael Remson) world premiere
Night at the Algonquin (Omari Tao) world premiere

2014-2015
Lyric Cabaret Series (Sept-May)
Rita (Gaetano Donizetti)
Suzanne's Secret (Ermano Wolf-Ferrari)

2013-2014
Lyric Cabaret Series (Sept-May)
American Shorts; One-Act Operas Made in the USA
Talk Opera (Milton Granger)
Gallantry (Douglas Moore)
Again (Jake Heggie)
A Hand of Bridge (Samuel Barber)
Minicabs (William Bolcom)
Four Recipes (Leonard Bernstein)
LSL Follies

2012-2013
Lyric Cabaret (Sept-May)
Great American Songbook, Series I
Rossini à la Carte!
Songfest Cabaret - Martini Madness
Bruschino (Gioachino Rossini)
The Silken Ladder (Gioachino Rossini)
LSL Follies

2012
Songfest
On the Twentieth Century (Cy Coleman)
LSL Follies

2011
Simply Grimm – full season commissioned by LSL
Simply Grimm Prologue (Omari Tau)
Clever Gretel (Michael Remson)
What Your Parents Don't Want You To Know (Kurt Erickson)
The Man Who Studied Fear (Paul L. Johnson)
Hans In Luck (Omari Tau)

2010
Radio Opera Hour (Paul L. Johnson) commission by LSL
The Old Maid and the Thief (Gian Carlo Menotti)
Sorry, Wrong Number (Michael Remson) commission by LSL 

2009
Lady of Monte Carlo (Francis Poulenc)
Maid as Mistress (Giovanni Battista Pergolesi)
The Women (Thomas Pasatieri)
Doctor Miracle (Georges Bizet)

2008
Die Operette Mit Schlag! (arr. Kelli Estes)
Orlofsky's Opulent Affair (Johann Strauss, II)
The Masque; A Grim Little Entertainment (Roger S. Keele) commission by LSL 

2007
Innaugural Season
The Face on the Barroom Floor (Henry Mollicone)
Roman Fever (Robert Ward)
                                    Welcome to Lone Star Lyric!

On behalf of our Board of Directors and our fabulous performing artists, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our 13th anniversary season.

Founded in 2006, Lone Star Lyric has carved out a unique niche in Houston's theater community. Our mission is to explore the untapped lyric theater repertory of the past and to promote new works by living American composers.

Happily nestled into Houston's newest theater center, MATCH (Midtown Arts Theater Center Houston) at 3400 Main @ Holman, we call this wonderful new venue home along with more than 15 other theater, chamber music and dance organizations.

2018-2019 marks our 13th season of chamber opera and boutique musique. This season we begin with a Broadway Lights cabaret tour across North and West Texas, thanks to Texas Hill Country Opera & Arts and the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium APPLAUSE! SERIES.

Our Lyric Cabaret jazz concert series continues this year with five fantastic events, BROADWAY LIGHTS (Oct), ALL THAT GLITTERS (Dec), OVER THE RAINBOW - HAROLD ARLEN: BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD (Feb), ANOTHER BRITISH INVASION (Apr) and A FINE ROMANCE - JEROME KERN & FRIENDS (Jun). True to the New York-style cabaret, each show is backed by a trio of Houston's finest jazz players.

LSL has proudly commissioned and premiered 10 new chamber operas. We open our June Lyric Theater Festival with the Texas premiere of the two-woman musical, WITCHES. Danny Ashkenasi's clever, bawdy nine-lives spanning tale of two woman who happen to be witches. With the composer in residence, we are honored to present excerpts at the 21st Annual Round Top Theatre Forum in Festival Hill.

We finish our 2018-2019 season with Jacques Ibert's hilarious comic opera, ANGELIQUE. A delightfully un-PC comic opera about a shrewish wife that even the devil himself rejects as “too darn hot.” With hints of Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE, based on Shakespeare's TAMING OF THE SHREW, you can be sure of a happy ending.

With 14 concert cabarets and six festival productions Houston will be humming all year long. Happily, we sold out our whole 2018 summer festival and many shows during the year so get be sure to get your tickets early so you don’t miss a note!

-Kelli Estes
Artistic Director, Co-Founder