By Kelly Dean Hansen, Ph.D., Freelance Classical Music Writer The operas of Benjamin Britten are strange. They are powerful, emotional, musically sophisticated, profound, and culturally relevant, but they are also strange. The characters in Britten operas tend to be almost allegorical, only coming into their own as real humans as the plot develops. Herman Melville’s […]
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DENVER (May 23, 2019)— Experience the unforgettable at the Central City Opera 2019 Festival July 6 through August 6. This year, main stage productions include “Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini (opening July 6) and the Colorado premiere of “Billy Budd” by Benjamin Britten (opening July 13). Both world-class performances will be brought to life in the historic 550-seat jewel box […]