2020 Festival

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 >



Dido and Aeneas

Enhance your festival experience

Don’t miss these great additional festival performances, events and extras!

Family Matinee

Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee is a kid-friendly matinee followed by an autograph session


Limited reserved parking available at the Teller Lot (adjacent to the Opera House)

Opera Bus

Enjoy the scenic ride on an air-conditioned bus to and from Central City for only $23

Boomer Bus

Leave the driving to us! Enjoy this exclusive, behind-the-scenes opportunity for $35

Opening Dinners

Join us for dinner to celebrate the opening performances for our mainstage productions

Short Works

Short opera scenes featuring members of the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program

Lunch & a Song

30-minute solo performances over lunch at the Teller House before the opera

Opera Inside Out

Behind-the-scenes tour of the Opera House featuring details of the current production

Opera Notes

Free pre-performance talks before main stage productions during the 2020 Festival

Mix & Mingle

Grab a drink after the performance and mingle with some of the artists


Impromptu performances by Festival artists & cash bar after select performances


Free post-performance talks with the cast and creative team after select performances 

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