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2016 Tax Information

To ensure you receive a 2016 tax receipt for your year-end gift to Central City Opera, please be advised of the following deadlines: Gifts by U.S. Postal Service All gifts sent via U.S. Postal Service must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service by December 31, 2016 Gifts by Fax Any faxed gifts must received […]

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Central City Opera Podcast: Week Five – Getting to Know You (Better)

This week’s episodes feature interviews with three of the principal covers performing in the Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee performance of THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE:  Helen Huang, soprano (Baby Doe); Alice Anne Light, mezzo-soprano (Augusta Tabor); and Adam Richardson, baritone (Horace Tabor). You’ll also hear from the romantic leads of our main stage operas, tenor Jonathan Burton (Mario […]

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A Bit of History on Central City Opera’s Education Programming

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog was written by Deborah Morrow, Director of Education & Community Engagement In the late 70s Central City Opera began formally offering education programs that toured to schools and other facilities.  Duain Wolfe, who also founded the Colorado Children’s Chorale and Colorado Symphony Chorus, instigated these programs.  He was CCO’s Artistic Administrator […]

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What to Listen for in LA TRAVIATA – Act I

John Baril Conductor, La Traviata For our 2015 Opera Insider (Festival Resource Guide), we asked John Baril, Central City Opera’s Music Director and Conductor for La Traviata, to write about some of the musical themes and devices Giuseppe Verdi employed in this opera and what to listen for.  Here are his thoughts: ACT I La […]

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CENTRAL CITY OPERA PRESENTS LEADING LADIES: CREATORS, INFLUENCERS AND CHANGEMAKERS

THIS DYNAMIC PANEL DISCUSSION IS PART OF THE POWER OF WOMEN (POW!) PROJECT, INSPIRED BY CENTRAL CITY OPERA’S LA TRAVIATA Friday, May 15 at Robert E Loup Jewish Community Center WHO: Central City Opera (CCO) will host a panel discussion with Colorado’s leading ladies about their role as creators, influencers and changemakers. The event is part of CCO’s […]

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CENTRAL CITY OPERA ANNOUNCES THE POWER OF WOMEN (POW!) PROJECT, DYNAMIC EVENTS ABOUT THE EVOLVING ROLE OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY INSPIRED BY CENTRAL CITY OPERA’S LA TRAVIATA

 Project Kicks Off with FREE Round Table Discussion and Live Performance at CU Boulder Thursday, March 19  Denver, Colo. (March 13, 2015) —  Central City Opera (CCO) announces The Power of Women (POW!) project. This series of dynamic events exploring the evolving role of women in society includes round table talks, comedy night, a panel discussion of powerful women and live […]

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How well do you know the von Trapps?

The story of the von Trapp family has changed quite a bit over the years. There were even differences between the autobiographies written by Maria von Trapp and her stepdaughter Agathe (portrayed as Liesl in The Sound of Music). Can you guess where the following situations first appeared? Your choices are: A. Real life B. The […]

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MONDAY NUN DAY: Richard Rodgers’ Research for The Sound of Music

For today’s Monday Nun Day posting, we take a look into the creation of the music sung by the nuns in The Sound of Music. Did you know that this liturgical-style music was written specifically for the production? There’s also quite a bit more of it in the stage version than what you might remember from […]