2020 Festival Family Events


2020 Festival Update

Out of commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our staff, artists and community, Central City Opera has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Festival until 2021 due to ongoing health concerns caused by COVID-19. We believe the decision is in the best interest of all involved and look forward to singing extraordinary stories again soon. We will be contacting all of our 2020 ticket holders directly with options including converting to donation, exchange for 2021 or a full refund. In addition, we have established the CCO COVID-19 Relief Fund to support our 2020 Festival company and Central City Opera during this challenging time.

Learn more about the impact of this decision >

Nina Odescalchi kelly family matinee

The Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee is a child-friendly, narrated matinee¬†performed by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Young Artists Training Program. Don’t miss the Central City Opera Ushers sing their famous song before the show!

Opera Adventures

For only $10, you can add Opera Adventures to your matinee ticket and partake in kid-friendly activities that have been designed to educate and entertain families about the performance and opera in general. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy before the performance!

Sponsored by the Central City Opera Guild. 

OPERA Inside Out

Get a sneak peek into life backstage at an opera house! Learn about wigs, makeup, costumes, stage design and more!

singer meet & greets

Meet the artists after the performance and get their autograph in a special family matinee program just for kids.

Central City Tours

There’s more to Central City than just the opera! Tour the historic Teller House and learn about the gold mining days of this charming mountain town.