Houston Grand Opera’s resident composer experiments with music
In its 67-year history, the Houston Grand Opera had never had a full-time composer-in-residence until Joel Thompson’s work changed his mind. One of America’s leading opera companies is now its sandbox, so to speak.
“I think it’s almost kind of a laboratory, for me – especially as an artist – to figure out exactly how I want to balance the solitary effort of composition with the very communal and collaborative spirit that’s encouraged at HGO. , “says Thompson. “I’m happy to be part of it.”