Colorado Drama - "The Pirates of Penzance" Review by Bob Bows

“The ensemble fills the stage with rousing choruses and wonderful dance numbers, directed and choreographed by Kyle Lang. Maestro Brandon Eldredge and the Festival Orchestra fill the hall with definitive renditions of Arthur Sullivan’s superb score.”

Marlowe's Musings - Review of both shows by David Marlowe

“RUN TO GET TICKETS!!! Central City Opera’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance” is a TRIUMPH!!!”

“Director Fenlon Lamb’s casting is superb. This artist’s pacing of Puccini’s opera keeps the audience enthralled throughout!”

The Boston Musical Intelligencer - "Central City Puccini" by Laura Stanfield Prichard

“Director Fenlon Lamb relocated the story from Puccini’s California to Colorado in a fascinating thoroughly researched and richly orchestrated production, with the breathless pacing of a modern thriller.”

Colorado Drama - "The Girl of the Golden West" by Bob Bows

“Excellent chorus work from the miners and a great rendition of Puccini’s full-bodied orchestration from Maestro Andrew Bisantz and the festival orchestra. Director Fenlon Lamb’s action-filled staging brings alive the larger-than-life drama of the Old West.”

Sharps and Flatirons: "Two operas worth a trip into the mountains" by Peter Alexander

“You can’t do better than to see Gilbert & Sullivan in an opera house built in their lifetimes.”

Kelly Dean Hansen: "Puccini’s “Girl” Finds Her “Golden West” In Central City"

“Director Fenlon Lamb gorgeously frames her cast, with its large all-male chorus, in the imaginative paper-based sets.”