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About


Eiki Isomura was recently appointed Artistic Director of Opera in the Heights for an initial three-year term through the company's 2019-2020 season. He will continue his role as Principal Conductor, leading all performances as he has since 2015, a tenure marked by a notable rise in the company's performance standard.

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About


Eiki Isomura was recently appointed Artistic Director of Opera in the Heights for an initial three-year term through the company's 2019-2020 season. He will continue his role as Principal Conductor, leading all performances as he has since 2015, a tenure marked by a notable rise in the company's performance standard.

Read full bio here

 

 

Scroll down for reviews and performance dates.

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Press


"Listen to the overture and you'll see what glories lie here. A soft burst from the orchestra jumps into a swirling tuneful wisp as the strings curl upward like incense. As usual, Maestro Isomura makes the whole thing sound like the Philharmonic. Opera in the Heights puts on a very good show. Bizet wins all around."

-Houston Press, 2/4/17

 

"La Bohème is always classified as the world's most popular opera, but it now looks – and sounds – as if freshly composed. Under maestro Eiki Isomura, with a superlative age-appropriate cast...[Bohème has] been revivified."

-Houston Press, 11/14/16

 

"Is there any opera that so resembles champagne as the heady, intoxicating Die Fledermaus? OPera in the Heights's production is certainly vintage in sound, with its young, appealing cast; Eiki Isomura keeps his sprightly tuned orchestra just this side of Grand Cru...The young and vivacious cast is first-rate...the OH Chorus sparkles...The orchestra has never sounded so lively. They, too, I imagine, are drunk on Strauss.

-Houston Press, 9/19/16

 

"Under Eiki Isomura, the orchestra has never sounded so focused... Down the line, this is ensemble playing of fine caliber... The OH chorus is ultra-fine, too, smooth and lustrous, which is saying something because they've been so consistently good all season. Maestro Isomura deserves our thanks."

-Houston Press, 4/12/16

 

"THIS IS THE INTIMATE COMPANY AT ITS MOST BEGUILING IN SEASONS...CASTING A SPELL THAT BEFITS ROSSINI'S DISTINCT MARVELS IN MELODY AND TEXTURE...EIKI ISOMURA HAS ASSEMBLED A YOUNG, NIGH-PERFECT CAST, AMAZINGLY ASSURED...EVERYTHING IS AGLOW AND NOTHING IS OVERDONE."

-HOUSTON PRESS, 2/9/16

 

"TAUT AND FRAGRANT, A WONDERFUL HOMAGE TO THE COMPOSER...TESTAMENT TO MENOTTI'S SKILL (MUSIC AND LIBRETTO) AND THE FINE PLAYING OF THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA UNDER EIKI ISOMURA AND THE EXEMPLARY SWEET CAST."

- HOUSTON PRESS, 11/6/15

 

"PAGLIACCI CAME ALIVE...HARROWING, EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT EXCITEMENT...[OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS] SCORES A KNOCKOUT."

-HOUSTON PRESS, 9/21/15

 

"YOUNG MAESTRO EIKI ISOMURA LEADS HIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA THROUGH BIZET'S BEGUILING, IF TRUNCATED, MELODIES WITH SEDUCTIVE EASE. THE VERDICT: BIZET'S WHITE-HOT OPERA SIZZLES AND SMOLDERS.

-HOUSTON PRESS, 3/23/15

 

"EIKI ISOMURA CONDUCTS WITH FINESSE AND THE ORCHESTRA RADIANTLY DELIVERS SOUND OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY...AN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE THAT IS SUMPTUOUS AND DYNAMIC..." -

BWW OPERA WORLD, 2/8/15

 

"Eiki Isomura led a thrilling performance of this Mozart rarity. The OH orchestra sounded splendid." 

-Houston Press, 2/3/15

Press


"Listen to the overture and you'll see what glories lie here. A soft burst from the orchestra jumps into a swirling tuneful wisp as the strings curl upward like incense. As usual, Maestro Isomura makes the whole thing sound like the Philharmonic. Opera in the Heights puts on a very good show. Bizet wins all around."

-Houston Press, 2/4/17

 

"La Bohème is always classified as the world's most popular opera, but it now looks – and sounds – as if freshly composed. Under maestro Eiki Isomura, with a superlative age-appropriate cast...[Bohème has] been revivified."

-Houston Press, 11/14/16

 

"Is there any opera that so resembles champagne as the heady, intoxicating Die Fledermaus? OPera in the Heights's production is certainly vintage in sound, with its young, appealing cast; Eiki Isomura keeps his sprightly tuned orchestra just this side of Grand Cru...The young and vivacious cast is first-rate...the OH Chorus sparkles...The orchestra has never sounded so lively. They, too, I imagine, are drunk on Strauss.

-Houston Press, 9/19/16

 

"Under Eiki Isomura, the orchestra has never sounded so focused... Down the line, this is ensemble playing of fine caliber... The OH chorus is ultra-fine, too, smooth and lustrous, which is saying something because they've been so consistently good all season. Maestro Isomura deserves our thanks."

-Houston Press, 4/12/16

 

"THIS IS THE INTIMATE COMPANY AT ITS MOST BEGUILING IN SEASONS...CASTING A SPELL THAT BEFITS ROSSINI'S DISTINCT MARVELS IN MELODY AND TEXTURE...EIKI ISOMURA HAS ASSEMBLED A YOUNG, NIGH-PERFECT CAST, AMAZINGLY ASSURED...EVERYTHING IS AGLOW AND NOTHING IS OVERDONE."

-HOUSTON PRESS, 2/9/16

 

"TAUT AND FRAGRANT, A WONDERFUL HOMAGE TO THE COMPOSER...TESTAMENT TO MENOTTI'S SKILL (MUSIC AND LIBRETTO) AND THE FINE PLAYING OF THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA UNDER EIKI ISOMURA AND THE EXEMPLARY SWEET CAST."

- HOUSTON PRESS, 11/6/15

 

"PAGLIACCI CAME ALIVE...HARROWING, EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT EXCITEMENT...[OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS] SCORES A KNOCKOUT."

-HOUSTON PRESS, 9/21/15

 

"YOUNG MAESTRO EIKI ISOMURA LEADS HIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA THROUGH BIZET'S BEGUILING, IF TRUNCATED, MELODIES WITH SEDUCTIVE EASE. THE VERDICT: BIZET'S WHITE-HOT OPERA SIZZLES AND SMOLDERS.

-HOUSTON PRESS, 3/23/15

 

"EIKI ISOMURA CONDUCTS WITH FINESSE AND THE ORCHESTRA RADIANTLY DELIVERS SOUND OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY...AN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE THAT IS SUMPTUOUS AND DYNAMIC..." -

BWW OPERA WORLD, 2/8/15

 

"Eiki Isomura led a thrilling performance of this Mozart rarity. The OH orchestra sounded splendid." 

-Houston Press, 2/3/15

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Performances


Opera in the Heights 2015-16 Season

all performances at Lambert Hall

1703 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX

Strauss II: Die Fledermaus

Sep. 16 – 7:30 PM

Sep. 18 – 2:00 PM

Sep. 22 – 7:30 PM

Sep. 24 – 7:30 PM

Puccini:  La Bohème

Nov. 11 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 13 – 2:00 PM

Nov. 17 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 19 – 7:30 PM

Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Feb. 3– 7:30 PM

Feb. 5 – 2:00 PM

Feb. 9 – 7:30 PM

Feb. 11 – 7:30 PM

Adamo: Little Women

Mar. 31 – 7:30 PM

Apr. 2 – 2:00 PM

Apr. 6 – 7:30 PM

Apr. 8 – 7:30 PM

 

 

Performances


Opera in the Heights 2015-16 Season

all performances at Lambert Hall

1703 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX

Strauss II: Die Fledermaus

Sep. 16 – 7:30 PM

Sep. 18 – 2:00 PM

Sep. 22 – 7:30 PM

Sep. 24 – 7:30 PM

Puccini:  La Bohème

Nov. 11 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 13 – 2:00 PM

Nov. 17 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 19 – 7:30 PM

Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Feb. 3– 7:30 PM

Feb. 5 – 2:00 PM

Feb. 9 – 7:30 PM

Feb. 11 – 7:30 PM

Adamo: Little Women

Mar. 31 – 7:30 PM

Apr. 2 – 2:00 PM

Apr. 6 – 7:30 PM

Apr. 8 – 7:30 PM