Entries by Central City Opera

Opera News Review: Così fan tutte

Megan Marino (Despina) and Tamara Gura (Dorabella) in Central City Opera’s production of Così fan tutte Photography by Amanda Tipton Così fan tutte CENTRAL CITY, CO Central City Opera 7/19/17 GIVEN THE SMALL DIMENSIONS of its Opera House stage (not to mention the 550-seat capacity auditorium), Central City Opera made a logical choice in mounting […]

Opera News Review: Carmen

Carmen CENTRAL CITY, CO Central City Opera 7/12/17 CENTRAL CITY OPERA’S past few seasons, which experimented with a sprinkle of performances away from its home theater, evidently brought mixed results for the company. This summer’s schedule listed no run-out visits to far-off Denver or Colorado Springs. Instead, operagoers had to travel the forty winding miles […]

Did You Know? The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program

Experience Central City Opera with an inside look at the festival’s history, performances, and people. Every summer, young singers from across the country, and often across the world, to sing at the Central City Opera Festival in the heart of Colorado. These are the members of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program, a summer-long young […]

Did You Know? Opera Performance Practice

Experience Central City Opera with an inside look at the festival’s history, performances, and people. Opera is an art form with a long and storied past, dating back to the beginning of the seventeenth century. Over the years, various traditions have established themselves on the opera stage, along with performance practice procedures that are still […]

Did You Know? Central City Opera’s One Acts

Experience Central City Opera with an inside look at the festival’s history, performances, and people. Central City Opera’s 2017 mainstage operas, Carmen and Cosí fan tutte, are classics, well-known pieces that are often performed by companies across the world. Alongside these famous works, however, Central City Opera allows you to experience lesser-known one act operas, hidden gems […]

Did You Know? Cosí and Controversy

Experience Central City Opera with an inside look at the festival’s history, performances, and people. Cosí fan tutte, the second mainstage production of Central City Opera’s 2017 season, is the final opera collaboration between composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. At the time of Cosí fan tutte‘s premiere in 1790, Mozart and da […]