About Central City Opera—Celebrating Its 85th Season
Central City Opera’s (CCO) mission is to sing extraordinary stories to spark imagination, inspire creativity, and open minds to the breadth of human experience.
Founded in 1932, Central City Opera is the fifth oldest professional opera company in the country and is renowned for its exquisite world-class productions, competitive and robust young artist training program, and creative educational and community engagement activities. Its summer festival, only 35 miles west of Denver, takes place at 8,500 feet above sea level in the Colorado mountain town of Central City, where the company owns and maintains 28 Victorian-era properties, including the intimate 550-seat jewel box opera house built in 1878.
For directions and suggestions on lodging, dining, other area activities during your trip to Central City Opera, check out our visitor information pages. For more information call 303-292-6500.
Central City Opera is a proud member of OPERA America.
OPERA America is dedicated to supporting the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.
Since 1989, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has distributed funds from a 1/10 of 1% sales and use tax to cultural facilities throughout the seven-county Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area. The funds support cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to enlighten and entertain the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement and preservation of art, music, theatre, dance, zoology, botany, natural history and cultural history.