Private Evening “HGO at Russian Cultural Center”

WHEN: Saturday, December 12, 7:00p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas, CaviArt Gallery (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)


This is a private event for our members and supporters.HGO

In the program:

  • “Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle” from Roméo et Juliette, Gounod
  • “Voi che sapete” from The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
  • Olga’s aria from Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky
  • “If I Loved You” from Carousel, Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • The Red Dress, song by Ricky Ian Gordon

Megan Samarin
, mezzo-soprano. Megan is a second-year artist with the HGO Studio, was a finalist in HGO’s 2014 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias and is an alumna of HGO’s Young Artists Vocal Academy. Last season at HGO, she sang Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Second Lady in The Magic Flute, and this September she performed Lady Columbia in HGOco’s world premiere of Gregory Spears and Royce Vavrek’s O Columbia.

Kirill Kuzmin, pianist and coach, HGO Studio artist (2015–16). Kirill was born in Moscow. He studied at the State Musical College in Moscow and then at the Moscow State Conservatory.  After graduation, he entered the Young Artists Program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, and then worked for that company as a pianist and coach on numerous productions.  In 2014 and 2015, he served as an apprentice coach with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. Kirill has appeared in recital in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including the Bolshoi Theatre Beethoven Hall and Carnegie Hall. This season at HGO, he coached singers in Eugene Onegin.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail


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This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
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