Please stay tuned for information on the Take a Child to the Opera events for La Traviata on August 4, 2015. In the meantime, take a look at last year’s itinerary for a sampling of activities.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
11:30 am Meet at the Central City Cemetery; see below for full timeline
$25 child/$35 adult; ticket includes preshow activities and the 2:30pm Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee of The Marriage of Figaro
BUY ONLINE (not available yet) or call 303-292-6700.
Enhance your Family Matinee experience! With this package (just $10 more than matinee tickets), festival goers can add inside information about the opera accompanied by pre-performance family fun activities, including interactive opera games with Take a Child to the Opera. We also invite you to bring your own lunch to picnic with us before the family matinee performance at 2:30 pm. If you’ve already purchased your family matinee tickets, please contact the Box Office at 303-292-6700 to upgrade to the Take a Child option.
The schedule below is from the 2014 Take a Child activities. 2015 has not been set yet, but it can give you an idea of what might be offered.
- 11:30 am – 12:15 pm: Who lived – and died – in Central City when the Opera House was built in 1878? Meet us at the Central City Cemetery (1.2 miles uphill from the Opera House on Eureka Street ) to discover the characters of Central City on a historic cemetery crawl.
- 12:15 – 1:15 pm: Lunch on your own! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it at the cemetery (a Central City tradition) or in the Opera House Gardens; or visit a Central City restaurant.
- 1:20 – 1:55 pm: Join us in the Williams Stables Theatre (on Eureka Street, across from the Teller House) for pre-show activities, including an entertaining explanation of the complex plot of The Marriage of Figaro.
- 2:00 pm: Convene outside on Eureka Street to watch the Central City Opera Ushers sing their famous song.
- 2:30 pm: The Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee of The Marriage of Figaro begins!
Learn more about our production of The Marriage of Figaro by visiting the production webpage or checking out the Opera Insider Festival Resource Guide featuring history on the productions and what inspired the composers and librettists to write them, interviews with the artists, conversation-starting questions and activities….even a musical version of Sudoku!
This event is sponsored by the Central City Opera Guild.