The Clever Wife - A Chinese Folktale
Music by Mary Carol Warwick
Libretto by Hugh Behm-Steinberg


Houston Grand Opera.  Can a woman be a hero? Based on a popular Chinese folk tale, this world premiere opera explores the differences between wisdom and knowledge when a young wife must rescue her foolish husband from a magistrate's impossible tasks. Music by Mary Carol Warwick, libretto by Hugh Behm-Steinberg and commissioned by Donna and Robert Bruni. The performance is appropriate for elementary and middle school students.

May 2-4, 2012, 11:00 am
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Dr. 
Houston, TX 77030

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Rapunzel
Music by Mary Carol Warwick
Libretto by Alvaro Saar Rios

The witch Bruja has horrible hair and uses peppers to concoct potions to try and transform it. When her neighbor, Rapunzel, stumbles into her garden, Bruja sees a chance to have luxurious hair another way - by force!

Opera to Go! presented free performances at The Heinen Theater, located on the HCC campus at 3517 Austin St., Houston, TX 77004.

January 30, 31, and February 1, 2014.











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​​WHO AM I?
A song cycle based on The Gathering: poems, prayers and meditations of young people 'at risk' or in prison. Also, a special tribute to victims of gun violence including those of Sandy Hook.

Music by Mary Carol Warwick and based on The Gathering by Jeannine Otis. Cast for the New York premiere:
Anthony Turner, baritone


Paul Boyd, piano
Elise Wagner, bassoon
Luke Hubley, percussion



74A East 4th Street              February 4, 5, 2014
(Between Bowery & 2nd Ave)                7:30 PM
New York, NY 10003                        $18 (Adults)
(Cabaret Space)      $13 (Students and Seniors)




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Relationships: Music Intertwines with Emotion
Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The Greenbriar Consortium presented an evening of great chamber works with special guests Christopher Sholl, tenor; Ellen Strba Scholl, mezzo soprano; Julia Fox, soprano; Kevin Byslam, pianist and conductor; and Katharine Caliendo, French Horn.

Works by W.A. Mozart, Benjamin Britten, Frank Bridge, Jonathan Santore and Josef B. Foerster.
Special performance of The Last Contrabass in Las Vegas with Isabelle Ganz and Eric Larson.
World premiere of Weather by Mary Carol Warwick set to a poem by Ava Leveal Haymon, Poet Laureate of Louisiana.
The Britten Tenor and Horn Serenade.
Our cast also included the wonderful players from the Houston Symphony and guest pianists Paul Boyd and Keith Weber.  Salem Evangelical Church 4930 West Bellfort, Houston 77035







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Songs of Smiles & Tears
Wednesday, October 7, 2014 @ 7 p.m.
Westbeth Community Venue & Downtown Music Productions present:
Poems & Lyrics by Ilsa Gilbert
Composed by Dan Burwasser, Katrina Cameron, Michael Cohen, Chris deBlasio, Peter Kelsh, Paul Kirby, Julie Mandel, Lou Rodgers, C. Colby Sachs, David Strickland, Mary Carol Warwick and Kenneth Wilson.
Downtown Chamber & Opera Players:
Karla Simmons, soprano
Darcy Dunn, mezzo-soprano
Linda Thompson Williams, contralto
William Amory, baritone
Andrew Bolotowsky, flute
David Hopkins, clarinet
Robert Kogan, cello
Steve Bloom, guitar
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano

Westbeth Community Venue, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014
For more information, contact dmpmimi@verizon.net





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​The Velveteen Rabbit
September 23, 24, 25, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Opera to Go!
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

No tickets or reservations needed.








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Cinderella in Spain/Cenicienta in España
May 14, 2016  2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater
Lumberton, NC

When the King holds a fiesta to find a bride for his son, Prince Paulo, havoc breaks loose when two stepsisters crash the party. This doesn’t stop Paulo from falling in love with a mysterious señorita – but can he find her with no other clue than the glass slipper she leaves behind?

Mary Warwick and Kate Pogue’s Cinderella in Spain is one of the most popular works in the history of Opera to Go!, and this hilarious bilingual adaptation has something for everyone.

Directed by Mark Andersen, additional orchestrations by Mark Andersen.  Starring Janiel Miller, Laura Morgan, Danny Oakden, Melvin Ezzell, & Joshua Conyers.

Watch the performance in 2 parts:  
Part IPart II












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Cinderella in Spain
October 1, 2, 3, 2018 11 a.m.
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX  77030

When the King holds a fiesta to find a bride for his son, Prince Paulo, havoc breaks loose when two stepsisters crash the party. This doesn’t stop Paulo from falling in love with a mysterious señorita – but can he find her with no other clue than the glass slipper she leaves behind?

Mary Warwick and Kate Pogue’s Cinderella in Spain is one of the most popular works in the history of Opera to Go!, and this hilarious bilingual adaptation has something for everyone.

Admission is free.


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​Yo Solo
Gálvez & the American Revolution

Played at Rice University on October 30, 2018, 7 p.m. for one performance only; Showcase of Music from the Opera Gálvez of Gálveztown!

For more information about "Yo Solo" please visit http://www.granaderos.org/
























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​WOMEN
Saturday, March 16, 2019  8 p.m.

Celebrating National Women's History Month, Rice University's Arts of Tolerance Foundation for Modern Music, Flamart and strictly Street Salsa present Premier Women.  

A tribute to four amazing Houston women:

Alice Valdez, Mary Guillory, Sangeeta Gad, and Mary Carol Warwick.






















​Cinderella en España

Community Performance
December 15, 2019  5:30pm-7:00pm

Cinderella en España sets the action in the culturally vibrant coastal city of Barcelona, providing a bilingual backdrop to this deceptively simple story about the beauty of kindness and the ugliness of mistreating others.

Recommended for PreK and up
This fully staged and costumed production is performed with Vve singers and live keyboard accompaniment. Running time is 50 minutes with a Q&A following the performance.

Libretto by Kate Pogue
Music by Mary Carol Warwick
Cinderella in Spain initially commissioned by Opera to Go/Houston Grand Opera





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STREGA NONA

An opera commissioned by Houston Grand Opera from Mary Carol Warwick (composer) and Mary Ann Pendino (librettist), had performances in January and February of 2020.
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FOUR FRISKY SONGS FOR FURRY FRIENDS

For Oboe, English Horn and Piano, had its premiere performance on March 16, 2019, at MATCH Theatre Complex of Houston, TX.
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CINDERELLA EN ESPAÑA

A bilingual children’s opera, was presented by Seattle Opera on its March-May, 2019 touring season, written by Mary Carol Warwick, composer and Kate Pogue, librettist.
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WHO AM I?

by composer Mary Carol Warwick and lyrics from THE GATHERING, a collection of poems by incarcerated and at-risk youth had a performance on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at McEvoy Auditorium at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
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BIRD SONGS
Presented by The Greenbriar Consortium of Houston, music by Mary Carol Warwick, poetry by June Short Chalon, scored for Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Piano, Soprano and Mezzo Soprano on January 14, 2019.

The American Festival for the Arts in Houston, TX, commissioned a new staged/semi- staged operatic work scored for girls chorus (S, SA, two soloists, no more than 2 keyboards and one treble instrument). The work had it’s premiere performance on May 2017.

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Mary Carol Warwick

Composer, librettist, educator