Opera Inside Out

Tuesday, June 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Williams Stables Theater, Central City

This event is a great intro for opera novices, or for opera pros who want to know more about what goes on behind the scenes. Includes a performance of opera scenes, interactive activities and a backstage tour of the Opera House. Adult and family friendly. Tickets $10; BUY ONLINE (link will be active soon) or call 303-292-6700

Opening Night and Flower Girl Presentation

Saturday, June 28 at 5:00 pm

Central City Opera Opening Night & Flower Girl Presentation at the Yellow Rose Ball

Central City's Eureka Street closes from 4:45pm to 6:00pm as we celebrate the opening of the 2014 Festival.

Opera Notes

Free pre-performance preview before every main stage opera in Central City (1:50 or 7:15 pm) during the 2014 Festival

Williams Stables Theatre (just across Eureka Street from the Opera House)

Seating is limited, so arrive early.

Lunch & a Song

July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16; all at 11:45am

Lunch and a 30-minute performance by a Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artist to whet your opera appetite at the relaxed Teller House. Tickets just $30. BUY TICKETS


Short Works

July 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 26 at 1:15 pm

A wide array of engaging short scenes for opera veterans or virgins, performed in the intimate Williams Stables Theatre before Central City matinees. Only $12 (Subscribers $8) BUY TICKETS


July 11, 12 and 18 - After the evening operas

Share cocktails and enjoy impromptu performances at the Teller House. Free admission.

Central City Days

Sunday, July 13 and Saturday, July 19 from 11:30am to 1:30pm, followed by the Dead Man Walking matinee

Head to the hills for an afternoon adventure. Bring your lunch to the picturesque Central City Cemetery to hear the tales of the county’s most infamous bad boys and naughty girls. See who spent time behind bars at the Washington Hall followed by short historic tours that will introduce you to the town’s most notorious characters, ending with a gunfight.

Central City Days/Dead Man Walking package - $55; Central City Days festivities only - $15; Box Lunch - $10 PURCHASE ONLINE

Take a Child to the Opera

Tuesday, July 15 at 11:30 am

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 a Central City scavenger hunt and 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. TICKETS $25/child/$30 adult (includes the 2:30 pm Family Matinee of The Marriage of Figaro); BUY ONLINE or call 303-292-6700.

Family Matinee Figaro

Tuesday, July 15 at 2:30pm
The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This family-friendly matinee includes a narrator’s preview and an autograph session with the singers. For $10 more, enjoy fun pre=show activities starting at 11:30 am.

BUY FAMILY MATINEE TICKETS $15/child (ages 6 to 18) /$20 adult

BUY TAKE A CHILD TO THE OPERA PACKAGE $25/child/$30 adult; ticket includes preshow activities at 11:30 am and the 2:30pm Family Matinee of The Marriage of Figaro [You can also purchase by calling 303-292-6700.]

Trouble in Tahiti

Sunday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 23 at 1:00 pm

Join us for this brand new production in the intimate Williams Stables Theatre. $25 General Admission. BUY TICKETS

Performing Arts Intensive

Friday, July 25 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, July 26 at 10:30 am

See two special performances of an original opera created by the high-school kids attending this renowned 18-day summer opera camp. Tickets $5; BUY ONLINE  or call 303-292-6700

How Green Was My Valley

Thursday and Friday, August 14 & 15 at 8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs

The award-winning novel by Richard Llewellyn is transformed through song in this story of courage.  Mining brings unwelcome changes to a small community in Wales - both to their lives and to their once beloved green valley. A Central City Opera collaboration with Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and the Colorado Springs ConservatoryTickets on sale April 15 starting at $15.

L'Esprit de Noël Patron Preview Party

Thursday, November 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Attendees at this annual party will get the first opportunity to tour the L'Esprit homes.

L’Esprit de Noël Home Tour & Boutique

SAVE THE DATE: Friday and Saturday, November 21 & 22, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thank you for attending our 2013 event. Please stay tuned for updates on our 2014 event. 

[Information from 2013:]The two-day walking tour will feature six magnificent homes in the Old Crestmoor Park neighborhood, beautifully decorated for the holidays by the metro area’s most accomplished and renowned florists and table designers. The Boutique will be open simultaneously at Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Boulevard. Tour $23 in advance, $25 at the door (9 and under is free with a paying adult); Boutique is FREE.

Colorado Gives Day

Tuesday, December 9 - all day, online
Make your gift count even more on Colorado Gives Day!

On this special day, your generous gift +
Colorado Gives Day FirstBank Incentive Fund =
More $ for Central City Opera's year-round community engagement

Amahl & the Night Visitors

Friday through Sunday, December 12-14, 2014

An inspiring story of a shepherd boy and his mother, Gian Carlo Menotti’s tuneful one-act opera brings the meaning of the holiday season home for all. Through their encounters with the Three Kings and a magic star, Amahl and his mother learn how unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles.