Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 is a wonderful day where all gifts made through coloradogives.org will be counted towards a $1 Million Incentive Fund. In other words, your gift to Central City Opera on Colorado Gives Day makes an even larger impact for the organization! Did you know you can skip marking […]
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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 […]
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 […]
History Colorado shares that on July 29, 1878, a rare total solar eclipse crossed Colorado and lured to the West many of the era’s great scientists—who came seeking answers to the mysteries of the sun and solar system. Based on five years of original archival research, Boulder author David Baron tells the tale of this […]
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 […]
KOA NewsRadio news anchor Susan Witkin sat down Central City Opera’s Music Director and conductor John Baril and director Stephen Barlow to talk about their roles in Central City Opera’s 2017 production of Cosí fan tutte. Click below to listen to the full interview as featured on KOA NewsRadio’s Front Range Focus!
It was a year after the 1956 premiere at Central City Opera of Douglas Moore’s popular The Ballad of Baby Doe and plans were afoot for the opera’s Broadway production. The composer was busy, cutting Baby Doe down to an hour for the upcoming live studio version of ABC-TV’s Omnibus series and was deeply involved in that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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The secret to Central City Opera's success: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program which develops young opera singers to launch their careers. The General/Artistic Director talks about the business and the joy of opera.
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Summer Festival main stage performances of The Magic Flute and Il trovatore in Central City take place at:
The Central City Opera House
124 Eureka St.
Central City CO 80427 [Detailed directions]
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