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29 May 2005

Replacing David Gockley

Edward G. Wallace Jr., an oilman, has observed and supported the arts in Houston for several decades. His great passion is opera, especially bel canto opera.


David Gockley

Houston Grand Opera gets a dressing-down

By CHARLES WARD [Houston Chronicle, 28 May 05]

Edward G. Wallace Jr., an oilman, has observed and supported the arts in Houston for several decades.

His great passion is opera, especially bel canto opera.

He got involved in the arts in Houston around 1970, when HGO general director David Gockley came to the company as business manager. Wallace has served on HGO's executive committee and was a founder of HGO's endowment fund. He contributed to the construction of the Wortham Theater Center -- HGO's library bears his name -- and still sits in Box No. 14 in the Wortham's Brown Theater.

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