Music: Have Arias, Will Travel

A Texas touring company finds opera a home on the road

Faint hearts need not apply. That goes for fatties too: a brochure declares proudly that there are "no two-ton Teutons in our company." Still, it takes more than just a strong voice and a presentable shape to join up with the Texas Opera Theater.

A certain amount of vigor is required to get through the Houston-based company's long days; counting time for travel, set assembling and performances, the crew can work as many as 20 hours on a day when the main company is...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!