A new short opera featuring original orchestrations by Antoine Plante of:

Claude Debussy

String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Maurice Ravel

String Quartet in F major
Pavane for a Dead Princess

Featured  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor
Denis Plante, Director

Alissa Anderson, Contralto
Scott Gibbs, Actor
Courtney Chilton, Actor


1 hr 45 min, with intermission


7:15pm, in Cullen Theater


A new impressionist opera that will captivate

Don’t miss this compelling new opera created from the music of Debussy and Ravel, inspired by Charles Baudelaire’s seminal volume Les Fleurs du mal.  Dark and dramatic, this impressionist opera tells the story of a young woman ready to make every sacrifice to help her twin brother become a famous painter.

This concert is made possible in part by the Houston Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

The String Quartet

Jonathan Godfrey, Violin 1
Oleg Sulyga, Violin 2
Stephen Goist, Viola
Beiliang Zhu, Cello

Violin I

Anabel Detrick
Kana Kimura
Joanna Becker

Violin II

Andrés González
Maria Lin
Rachel Shepard


Matthew Carrington
Yvonne Smith
Megan Wright


Courtenay Vandiver Pereira


Deborah Dunham


Alissa Anderson


Scott Gibbs
Courtney Chilton

Creative Team

Denis Plante, Libretto, Orchestration, Design and Direction
Antoine Plante, Orchestration
Judy Frow, Stage Manager
Amanda Arnold, Production Manager

Alex Stutler, Show Call Director
Colin Jenkins, Surtitles
Jeff Lane and Gene Smith, Set Construction
Andrew Schneider, Rehearsal Pianist and Transcriptions

Behind the Scenes on The Flowers of Evil

Learn more about Debussy & Ravel: The Flowers of Evil in this series of behind-the-scenes videos by Antoine Plante, Artistic Director, in which he discusses the inspiration, the sets, costumes, and more.