Central City Opera Video Library

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Rocky Mountain PBS feature on The Ballad of Baby Doe

The Ballad of Baby Doe is the enduring American opera based on the true story of the Tabor love triangle during Colorado’s gold rush days, staged every ten years by the Central City Opera

This is from Arts district show #507.

Colorado & Co interview, July 31, 2015

Apprentice Artist Michael Kuhn and Director of Marketing Valerie Hamlin discuss the Nina Odeschalchi Kelly Family Matinee and the one-act operas THE PRODIGAL SON and DON QUIXOTE AND THE DUCHESS.

Colorado Public TV Channel 12 Feature on POW events

Colorado Public Television – Channel 12 – features our Power of Women events

Man of La Mancha Trailer

Check out what others are saying about Man of La Mancha

LA TRAVIATA Sneak Peek on Colorado & Co

Recording of our appearance on Channel 9’s Colorado & Co. with Denise Plante.

LA TRAVIATA (2015) Trailer

Check out what audience members are saying about La Traviata. Runs July 11 – August 8, 2015.

La Traviata “Libiamo, libiamo”

CPR Classical Performance Studio Session – Giuseppe Verdi: “Libiamo, libiamo” (Drinking Song) from Act I of La Traviata, Ellie Dehn, soprano (Violetta)

La Traviata “Di Provenza il mar”

CPR Classical Performance Studio Session – Giuseppe Verdi: “Di Provenza il mar” from Act II of La Traviata
Troy Cook, baritone (Germont)

Lannie Garrett (Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret) on the Power of Women

See what empowers some of Colorado’s favorite leading ladies. Celebrate The Power of Women (POW!) with Central City Opera at dynamic events this spring & summer, inspired by the leading lady in LA TRAVIATA.

Barbara Bridges (Women+Film) on the Power of Women

See what empowers some of Colorado’s favorite leading ladies. Celebrate The Power of Women (POW!) with Central City Opera at dynamic events this spring & summer, inspired by the leading lady in LA TRAVIATA.

Eden Lane (Arts Journalist) on the Power of Women

See what empowers some of Colorado’s favorite leading ladies. Celebrate The Power of Women (POW!) with Central City Opera at dynamic events this spring & summer, inspired by the leading lady in LA TRAVIATA.

The Power of Women in the Arts Roundtable – Pt. 1 of 4

Recorded from our June 25, 2015 roundtable, “The Power of Women in the Arts” Pt. 1 – Introductions

The Power of Women in the Arts Roundtable – Pt. 2 of 4

Recorded from our June 25, 2015 roundtable, “The Power of Women in the Arts” Pt. 2 – Women as Entrepreneurs

The Power of Women in the Arts Roundtable – Pt. 3 of 4

Recorded from our June 25, 2015 roundtable, “The Power of Women in the Arts” Pt. 3 – The Arts are not just for the Elite

The Power of Women in the Arts Roundtable – Pt. 4 of 4

Recorded from our June 25, 2015 roundtable, “The Power of Women in the Arts” Pt. 4 – What is the Source of Your Power?

Elise Sandell (Director, LA TRAVIATA) on the Power of Women

See what empowers some of Colorado’s favorite leading ladies. Celebrate The Power of Women (POW!) with Central City Opera at dynamic events this spring & summer, inspired by the leading lady in LA TRAVIATA.

Ellie Dehn (Violetta Valery, LA TRAVIATA) on the Power of Women

See what empowers some of Colorado’s favorite leading ladies. Celebrate The Power of Women (POW!) with Central City Opera at dynamic events this spring & summer, inspired by the leading lady in LA TRAVIATA.

Professional Engineer Lisa Goodbee on the Power of Women

See what empowers some of Colorado’s favorite leading ladies. Celebrate The Power of Women (POW!) with Central City Opera at dynamic events this spring & summer, inspired by the leading lady in LA TRAVIATA.

Westword co-founder Patricia Calhoun on the Power of Women

See what empowers some of Colorado’s favorite leading ladies. Celebrate The Power of Women (POW!) with Central City Opera at dynamic events this spring & summer, inspired by the leading lady in LA TRAVIATA.

Author Susan Griffin on the Power of Women

See what empowers some of Colorado’s favorite leading ladies. Celebrate The Power of Women (POW!) with Central City Opera at dynamic events this spring & summer, inspired by the leading lady in LA TRAVIATA.

7News’ Theresa Marchetta on the Power of Women

See what empowers some of Colorado’s favorite leading ladies. Celebrate The Power of Women (POW!) with Central City Opera at dynamic events this spring & summer, inspired by the leading lady in LA TRAVIATA.

Leading Ladies Roundtable Pt 1 – Introductions

Recorded from our May 15, 2015 roundtable, Leading Ladies: Creators, Influencers And Changemakers” Pt. 1 of 5 – Introductions

Leading Ladies Roundtable Pt 2 – What Empowers Women?

Recorded from our May 15, 2015 roundtable, Leading Ladies: Creators, Influencers And Changemakers” Pt. 2 of 5 – What Empowers Women?

Leading Ladies Roundtable Pt 3 – Heroes/Heroines

Recorded from our May 15, 2015 roundtable, Leading Ladies: Creators, Influencers And Changemakers” Pt. 3 of 5 – Heroes/Heroines

Leading Ladies Roundtable Pt 4 – Challenges

Recorded from our May 15, 2015 roundtable, Leading Ladies: Creators, Influencers And Changemakers” Pt. 4 of 5 – Challenges

Leading Ladies Roundtable Pt 5 – Q&A

Recorded from our May 15, 2015 roundtable, Leading Ladies: Creators, Influencers And Changemakers” Pt. 5 of 5 – Questions & Answers

The Power of Women Project, 2015

Learn about Central City Opera’s Power of Women Project, inspired by Central City Opera’s production of LA TRAVIATA this summer, and see clips of interviews with Powerful women in Colorado.

La Traviata TV Spot

Central City Opera’s LA TRAVIATA (by Giuseppe Verdi) plays July 11 to August 8, 2015 in Central City, Colorado.

Man of La Mancha TV Spot

Central City Opera’s MAN OF LA MANCHA (Written by Dale Wasserman, Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion) plays July 18 to August 9, 2015 in Central City, Colorado.

The Power of Women: Cleo Parker Robinson

See what empowers some of Colorado’s favorite leading ladies. Celebrate The Power of Women (POW!) with Central City Opera at dynamic events this spring & summer, inspired by the leading lady in LA TRAVIATA.

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (2014): Clip 6 – Non so piu (Cherubino)

Glimpses of Central City Opera’s 2014 production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Cherubino (Non so piu) – Susanna: Anna Christy; Cherubino: Tamara Gura

2014 Festival in Review – Central City Opera

Thanks for a fantastic 2014. Here’s to a year filled with music! Join us for the 2015 Festival July 11-August 8 for LA TRAVIATA, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE PRODIGAL SON, DON QUIXOTE AND THE DUCHESS and THE BLIND.

Colorado Gives Day – Michael Mayes Gives Thanks to Central City Opera

Singer Michael Mayes tells us how grateful he is for his experience in our Bonfils-Stanton Apprentice Artist Training Program.

How to Make an Origami Star Box

Come to AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS on December 4-6, 2014 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, CO and learn how to make these fun origami star boxes 30 minutes before each performance!

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (2014): Clip 1 – Marcellina & Susanna Duet

Glimpses of Central City Opera’s 2014 production of  THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Marcellina & Susanna Duet (Via resti servita, madama brillante)

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (2014): Clip 2 – Susanna & Cherubino Duet

Glimpses of Central City Opera’s 2014 production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO:  Susanna & Cherubino Duet (Aprite, presto, aprite)

DEAD MAN WALKING (Trailer)

Check out what audience members are saying. Central City Opera’s DEAD MAN WALKING (by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally) runs July 5 to 25, 2014 in Central City, Colorado.

Director Alessandro Talevi on THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Director Alessandro Talevi discusses Central City Opera’s 2014 production THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, covering “the whole range of human emotions.”

Director Ken Cazan on DEAD MAN WALKING (2014)

Director Ken Cazan discusses the powerful opera DEAD MAN WALKING: “Opera is not just candy, it’s not something sweet and pretty and light and fluffy. Opera is really something that tells a story. We’re communicating feelings and thoughts and emotions and history….in a way that makes the audience think and feel and talk for days to come.”

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO – Original Period Costumes, Part 3 of 3

Costume Designer Susan Kulkarni discusses Central City Opera’s 2014 production THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. Some of the costumes are genuine items from the 1920s time period, with our production set in Spain.

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO – Costume Connection with Downton Abbey, Part 2 of 3

Costume Designer Susan Kulkarni discusses Central City Opera’s 2014 production THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. Some of the costumes were borrowed from the tv series Downton Abbey and adapted to our 1920s Spain time period.

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO – Trailer

Check out what audience members are saying. Central City Opera’s THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (by W. A. Mozart) runs June 28 to July 25, 2014 in Central City, Colorado.

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO – The Costume Design Process

Costume Designer Susan Kulkarni discusses Central City Opera’s 2014 production THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, set in 1920s Spain.

DEAD MAN WALKING Preview (2014)

Listen as Sister Helen Prejean and Composer Jake Heggie discuss the powerful opera Dead Man Walking, running July 5 to 25, 2014 in Central City.

FORTE TENORS – “Pie Jesu,” performed at Central City Opera Theatre of Dreams Gala

A quick glimpse from April 5, 2014 – FORTE performing “Pie Jesu” during the Central City Opera Theatre of Dreams Gala at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver, Colorado.

Sister Helen Prejean on DEAD MAN WALKING – Central City Opera

Sister Helen Prejean discusses the modern opera DEAD MAN WALKING and the death penalty debate in Colorado.

FORTE invites you to Central City Opera’s Theatre of Dreams Gala

April 5, 2014 – Join us for a cocktail reception, seated dinner and live entertainment featuring FORTE, finalists in NBC’s 2013 America’s Got Talent.

Pt 1 of 6: Death Panel / DEAD MAN WALKING Symposium – Introductions

As part of Central City Opera’s Prisons, Compassion & Redemption Project on the themes related to DEAD MAN WALKING, a symposium was held on March 13, 2014. Panelists included Sister Helen Prejean, opera composer Jake Heggie, District Attorney George Brauchler of Arapahoe County, Defense Mitigation Specialist Greta Lindecrantz and victim survivor Dana Sampson whose parents were murdered in the Browns Chicken massacre.

Pt 2 of 6: Death Panel / DEAD MAN WALKING Symposium – How the Artistic Process Worked

Published on Mar 18, 2014

As part of Central City Opera’s Prisons, Compassion & Redemption Project on the themes related to DEAD MAN WALKING, a symposium was held on March 13, 2014. Panelists included Sister Helen Prejean, opera composer Jake Heggie, District Attorney George Brauchler of Arapahoe County, Defense Mitigation Specialist Greta Lindecrantz and victim survivor Dana Sampson whose parents were murdered in the Browns Chicken massacre.

Pt 3 of 6: Death Panel / DEAD MAN WALKING Symposium – George Brauchler on Death Penalty Process

As part of Central City Opera’s Prisons, Compassion & Redemption Project on the themes related to DEAD MAN WALKING, a symposium was held on March 13, 2014. Panelists included Sister Helen Prejean, opera composer Jake Heggie, District Attorney George Brauchler of Arapahoe County, Defense Mitigation Specialist Greta Lindecrantz and victim survivor Dana Sampson whose parents were murdered in the Browns Chicken massacre.

Pt 4 of 6: Death Panel / DEAD MAN WALKING Symposium – Victims as part of decisions

As part of Central City Opera’s Prisons, Compassion & Redemption Project on the themes related to DEAD MAN WALKING, a symposium was held on March 13, 2014. Panelists included Sister Helen Prejean, opera composer Jake Heggie, District Attorney George Brauchler of Arapahoe County, Defense Mitigation Specialist Greta Lindecrantz and victim survivor Dana Sampson whose parents were murdered in the Browns Chicken massacre.

Pt 5 of 6: Death Panel / DEAD MAN WALKING Symposium – Case becomes death penalty

As part of Central City Opera’s Prisons, Compassion & Redemption Project on the themes related to DEAD MAN WALKING, a symposium was held on March 13, 2014. Panelists included Sister Helen Prejean, opera composer Jake Heggie, District Attorney George Brauchler of Arapahoe County, Defense Mitigation Specialist Greta Lindecrantz and victim survivor Dana Sampson whose parents were murdered in the Browns Chicken massacre.

Pt 6 of 6: Death Panel / DEAD MAN WALKING Symposium – Q & A

As part of Central City Opera’s Prisons, Compassion & Redemption Project on the themes related to DEAD MAN WALKING, a symposium was held on March 13, 2014. Panelists included Sister Helen Prejean, opera composer Jake Heggie, District Attorney George Brauchler of Arapahoe County, Defense Mitigation Specialist Greta Lindecrantz and victim survivor Dana Sampson whose parents were murdered in the Browns Chicken massacre.

Central City Opera and Sister Helen Prejean having fun in the office

Pay attention to Sister Helen! She’s a nun on a mission, and she’s here with Central City Opera to make things happen! (Nun clicking toy voiced by Sister Helen Prejean, operated by Heather Brecl, Associate Director of Marketing). Sister Helen was in town for our Prisons, Compassion & Redemption Project, a series of thought-provoking engagements exploring the themes of DEAD MAN WALKING, from a film screening and panel discussions to a master class and book clubs.

Peek Inside the Historic Central City Opera House

Take a peek inside our stunning historic jewel-box theatre nestled in the hills of Central City. The Central City Opera House was built in 1878 by Cornish and Welsh miners who wanted to create a home for the music that they missed from their homeland.

Thank you from our Young Artists! – Colorado Gives Day 2013

Enjoy this thank you video from past and present members of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program, a national model for the professional development of young singers.

Education & Community Engagement – Colorado Gives Day 2013

Central City Opera’s year-round Education & Community Engagement programs reach audiences of all ages throughout the entire state of Colorado and beyond. We served almost 37,000 people in 2013. 55% of students we serve are low-income students. Most of the time we are a child’s first introduction to opera.

A “Show Boat” Hello

The cast & crew of Central City Opera’s hit production of SHOW BOAT say hello.

Our Town Trailer

View the trailer for the 2013 production.

A Tour of Our Town, Central City – Part 4 of 4: Pat Pearce

Ron Engels, mayor of Central City, visits with General & Artistic Director Pelham Pearce.

The Barber of Seville Trailer

View the trailer for the 2013 production.

Teaser: SHOW BOAT – Central City Opera (2013)

A glorious Broadway classic docks in Denver. The 2013 Central City Opera Festival production of SHOW BOAT.

A Tour of Our Town, Central City – Part 3 of 4: Karen T. Federing

Ron Engels, mayor of Central City, visits with Director of Production Karen Federing to learn what happens behind the scenes during the Central City Opera Festival.

A Tour of Our Town, Central City – Part 2 of 4 – Mike Keeler

Ron Engels, mayor of Central City, introduces us to local historian Mike Keeler

A Tour of Our Town, Central City – Part 1 of 4 – Buddy Schmalz

Ron Engels, mayor of Central City, introduces us to Buddy Schmalz, owner of Dostal Alley – Gilpin County’s only brewery.

Teaser: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE – Central City Opera (2013)

Laugh yourself into a lather. The 2013 Central City Opera Festival performance of The Barber of Seville.

Oklahoma Tornado Victims – Support Message

Our hearts go out to Oklahoma’s tornado victims and their families. We encourage you to donate to the Red Cross Disaster Fund at http://www.RedCross.org.

OUR TOWN tv spot

TV spot for Central City Opera’s OUR TOWN playing July 6 to 28, 2013, in Central City, Colorado.

SHOW BOAT tv spot

TV spot for Central City Opera’s SHOW BOAT playing August 6 to 11, 2013, at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE tv spot

TV spot for Central City Opera’s THE BARBER OF SEVILLE playing June 29 to July 27, 2013, in Central City, Colorado.

Party for Preservation 2013

An evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing on Thursday, April 18, 2013 to raise money for CCO’s Historic Properties.

Sneak Peek of SHOW BOAT with Director Ray Roderick

Meet legendary stage director Ray Roderick and get a sneak peek of the magical music from Kern and Hammerstein’s hit musical.

TINY TOTS INSIDE THE ORCHESTRA

A glimpse of Figaro (from THE BARBER OF SEVILLE) during TINY TOTS INSIDE THE ORCHESTRA at the Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver.

Thanks for the Love 2012

Thank YOU for all of your support of Central City Opera throughout 2012!

2012 Education & Community Engagement Video – CO Gives Day

Education & Community Engagement Programs are highlighted in this video, giving viewers a look at our year-round community presence.

Why Anne Loves Central City Opera

Video testimonial for Central City Opera.

A Journey of the Human Spirit – Trailer

“A Journey of the Human Spirit” — Jan 16 and 17
An uplifting performance of live music, opera and dance

Viktor Ullmann’s opera “The Emperor of Atlantis” and Garrett Ammon’s world premiere dance set to Ofer Ben-Amots’ “From Darkness to Light”

Co-Produced by: Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Central City Opera, The Colorado
Symphony, Mizel Arts & Culture Center at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, and Newman Center Presents

Changeover: LA BOHÈME to THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Watch as the stagehands of IATSE Local 7 transform the stage of the Central City Opera House from the Parisian garret of LA BOHÈME to Bly House of THE TURN OF THE SCREW in about two and a half hours!

John Healy – Central City Opera: Behind the Curtain

John Healy, a member of the Colorado Children’s Chorale, plays Miles in Central City Opera’s production of THE TURN OF THE SCREW.

OKLAHOMA (2012): The Farmer & The Cowman (excerpt)

Glimpses of Central City Opera’s 2012 production of OKLAHOMA

THE TURN OF THE SCREW (2012): Clip 4 – Finale

Glimpses of Central City Opera’s 2012 production of THE TURN OF THE SCREW (Act Two, Scene 8, Miles – Peter Quint, The Governess & Miles)

The Turn of the Screw (2012): Clip 3

Glimpses of Central City Opera’s 2012 production of THE TURN OF THE SCREW (Act Two, Scene 3, Miss Jessel – Miss Jessel & The Governess)

LA BOHÈME (2012): Clip 1 – O soave fanciulla (excerpt) – Mimi & Rodolfo

Glimpses of Central City Opera’s 2012 production of LA BOHÈME

LA BOHÈME (2012): Clip 2 – Act Two: Musetta & Marcello in the Café Momus

Glimpses of Central City Opera’s 2012 production of LA BOHÈME

LA BOHÈME (2012): Clip 3 – Act Three: Marcello & Mimi

Glimpses of Central City Opera’s 2012 production of LA BOHÈME

Turn of the ScrewFest: A Paranormal Party

Clips from the first Turn of the ScrewFest, Featuring: Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s “[The Untitled Book]”, choreographed by Garrett Ammon; Tovio: emcee, interpretive eyebrow dancer, and xylophone-playing juggler; Roxy Star, burlesque pole dancer; Carmen Maria and Tatiana TaTa, acrobalancing dance; Lola Licious, cabaret singer

Scenic Design of THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Stage Director Alessandro Talevi explains the concept behind the set for Benjamin Britten’s THE TURN OF THE SCREW, the final production of the 2012 Central City Opera Festival.

THE TURN OF THE SCREW Trailer

THE TURN OF THE SCREW runs July 14 – August 4, 2012 at the Central City Opera in Central City, Colorado

Alessandro Talevi on THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Stage Director Alessandro Talevi introduces audiences to Benjamin Britten’s THE TURN OF THE SCREW, the final production of the 2012 Central City Opera Festival.

LA BOHÈME Trailer

LA BOHÈME runs July 7 – Aug 12, 2012 at the Central City Opera in Central City, Colorado (just 45 min west of Denver).

Oklahoma Trailer: Season 2012

OKLAHOMA! runs June 30 – Aug 11, 2012 at the Central City Opera

The Cast of Oklahoma: Behind the Curtain

Stage Director Ken Cazan introduces the cast of OKLAHOMA!

The History of Oklahoma: Behind the Curtain

Stage Director Ken Cazan discusses the history of OKLAHOMA!

Central City Opera’s Treasured Historic Properties

This video was created by Guild President Anne McGonagle and shown during the PARTY for PRESERVATION on April 12, 2012, celebrating Central City Opera’s historic landmarks.

Show Us the Love

Annamarie Zmolek shares her past experience as a CCO Apprentice Artist.

Amadigi di Gaula

Clip 5 – Vanne lungi (Act III, Melissa)

Amadigi di Gaula

Clip 4 – Pena tiranna (Act II aria, Dardano)

Amadigi di Gaula

Clip 3 – S’estinto è l’idol mio (Act II, Oriana)

Madama Butterfly (2010): Clip 2

Glimpses of Central City Opera’s 2010 production of MADAMA BUTTERFLY.

Glipin County Film Festival

The second annual Glipin County Film Festival in Central City, Colorado.

Rinaldo, by Handel (2009)

Armida (Kathleen Kim), enchantress and lover of the Saracen King Argante, arrives to help Argante conquer the Christian army.

Rinaldo, by Handel (2009)

Clip 2: Rinaldo (Phyllis Pancella) is lured away from comrades Eustazio (Jason Abrams) and Goffredo (David Walker) by several spirits (Claire Kuttler, Natasha Ospina, and Stephanie Washington) who promise to re-unite him with his kidnapped lover.

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