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About


Eiki Isomura is in his second season as artistic director and conductor of Opera in the Heights (OH) having led over fifty performances of over ten operas, drawing consistent praise from critics and collaborators.

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About


Eiki Isomura is in his second season as artistic director and conductor of Opera in the Heights (OH) having led over fifty performances of over ten operas, drawing consistent praise from critics and collaborators.

Read full bio here

 

 

Scroll down for reviews and performance dates.

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Press


"Eiki Isomura, OH's artistic director, whips up musical enchantment aplenty. Brisk and taut, he breezes through Mozart...the ensemble sounded full and lush."

-Houston Press, 11/12/17

 

"[Adamo's] chamber orchestration is sumptuously accomplished, deeply textured and lovingly rendered under maestro Eiki Isomura and his nimble ensemble."

-Houston Press, 4/1/17

 

"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

 

"Opera in the Heights tackled comic Rossini with an energetic and well-sung Lambert Hall staging of La Cenerentola. Oh's Principal Conductor, Eiki Isomura coaxed sprightly support from his 19-member band."

-Opera Magazine, 2/13/16

 

"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


"Eiki Isomura, OH's artistic director, whips up musical enchantment aplenty. Brisk and taut, he breezes through Mozart...the ensemble sounded full and lush."

-Houston Press, 11/12/17

 

"[Adamo's] chamber orchestration is sumptuously accomplished, deeply textured and lovingly rendered under maestro Eiki Isomura and his nimble ensemble."

-Houston Press, 4/1/17

 

"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

 

"Opera in the Heights tackled comic Rossini with an energetic and well-sung Lambert Hall staging of La Cenerentola. Oh's Principal Conductor, Eiki Isomura coaxed sprightly support from his 19-member band."

-Opera Magazine, 2/13/16

 

"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

Mozart: The Magic Flute

Die Zauberflöte

Nov. 10 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 11 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 12 – 2:00 PM

Nov. 17 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 18 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 19 – 2:00 PM

 

Verdi: Un Ballo In Baschera

Masked Ball

Feb. 16 – 7:30 PM

Feb. 18 – 2:00 PM

Feb. 22 – 7:30 PM

Feb. 24 – 7:30 PM

 

Bernstein: Candide

Apr. 13 – 7:30 PM

Apr. 15 – 2:00 PM

Apr. 19 – 7:30 PM

Apr. 21 – 7:30 PM

 

Performances


Opera in the Heights 2015-16 Season

all performances at Lambert Hall

1703 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX

Mozart: The Magic Flute

Die Zauberflöte

Nov. 10 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 11 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 12 – 2:00 PM

Nov. 17 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 18 – 7:30 PM

Nov. 19 – 2:00 PM

 

Verdi: Un Ballo In Baschera

Masked Ball

Feb. 16 – 7:30 PM

Feb. 18 – 2:00 PM

Feb. 22 – 7:30 PM

Feb. 24 – 7:30 PM

 

Bernstein: Candide

Apr. 13 – 7:30 PM

Apr. 15 – 2:00 PM

Apr. 19 – 7:30 PM

Apr. 21 – 7:30 PM