2020 Festival

The Central City Opera 2020 Festival features productions of Verdi’s Rigoletto, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. As always, our festival is filled with additional events to make your time up in Central City memorable. It promises to be another season not to be missed!

At Central City Opera, the safety of our patrons, artists and employees is our top priority. Central City Opera is closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and continue to follow guidelines set by government and public health officials. We hope that by the time we approach our 2020 Festival this summer, the health risk will be minimized. However, we will continue to monitor the situation in order to make the right decision to ensure that our patrons have a safe and healthy experience at Central City Opera. We will communicate any changes to our programs with you as soon as possible through our website, email, mail and by phone.



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