The Britten Canon: “It’s Just GREAT Theater”

By Margaret Siegrist, Marketing Consultant Since Pelham (Pat) Pearce joined Central City Opera as General/Artistic Director more than 22 years ago, the company has produced operas of varying size and scope, everything from classics to new and specially commissioned works. However, beginning with the U.S. premiere of Gloriana in 2001, the works of contemporary composer […]

Central City Opera House Celebrates 140 Years

BY MARGARET SIEGRIST On a chilly 1878 March evening, the curtains parted for the first time at a new Opera House nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Beneath ornate ceiling frescos, rough and tumble benefactors filled each row of hickory chairs in the audience. Gold and silver nuggets showered the stage at the final […]

Michael Baitzer Appointed Director of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program

Central City Opera is thrilled to announce that Michael Baitzer, our Principal Coach of seven years, will join us as the Director of the acclaimed Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program for the 2019 Festival. Baitzer has been a fixture of the Central City Opera (CCO) music staff since 1999, and he has overseen the Festival […]

Experience a Colorado Premiere and the Return of a Classic: Festival Opens July 6, 2019

Presenting Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd & Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly Billy Budd Sung in English with Supertitles in English Colorado Premiere Performance July 13, 19 & 25 at 8 pm; July 17, 21, 23, 27, 31 & Aug. 2 at 2:30 pm Central City Opera presents the Colorado premiere of Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten, […]