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Emily Wells

Houston Grand Opera
HGOco Senior Producing Manager
Houston, Texas Area
Prior to joining the HGOco team in 2016, Emily worked professionally as an award-winning theatre director, educator and stage manager for 20 years including a significant emphasis on new plays and musicals. She carries that commitment to new work at HGO, producing Some Light Emerges (Kaminsky, Campbell & Reed), the Telly Award-winning Star-cross’d web series (Dorman, Fleischmann, Sankaram, Grimmett & Penton), the forthcoming Houston Rodeo opera Turn and Burn (Cohen & Cohen), site-specific works Das Barbecu and Glory Denied, and community programs of import to neighbors in Houston. She's a winning team member of San Diego's 2019 Opera Hack. Within her own work, she explores the idea of home and community. Emily holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Memphis, and is an SDC Associate Member. When she’s not working at HGO, Emily is proud mom to an active 3 year old, an adjunct at Rice University, and a fierce advocate for adults living with congenital heart disease.