Music and Martinis: A Night to Remember with the Stars of Tomorrow

Daniel Belcher has come full circle. He was once a student of John Moriarty in Central City Opera’s esteemed Young Artists Training Program, and is now about as accomplished as an opera star can be. So Thursday night when Belcher joined General & Artistic Director Pat Pearce to discuss the Program and its importance to […]

It Takes a Village: Preparations “On the Hill”

As artists and staff members show up in Central, there is little time to “settle in” before they immediately get to work on preparing for the fast approaching Festival. Whether they are stagehands or Apprentice Artists, music staff or props interns, most Company members dive into their roles very quickly upon arrival and hit the […]

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists in the Spotlight

This Thursday afternoon (August 9 at 2:30pm), you can witness the splendid young artists of Central City Opera’s 2012 Festival as they take the stage in the lead roles of La Bohème during our Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee. These hardworking and extremely talented artists, most of whom are in their college years, are usually […]

Character Spotlight: OKLAHOMA!’s Will Parker

  Erin Joy Swank, of the Education & Community Programs Department, recently caught up with baritone Curt Olds. Below is an excerpt from that interview. Welcome back to Central City Opera! We last saw you on stage as John Styx in Orpheus in the Underworld (2010). While keeping guard over Eurydice in Hades, you entertained us […]

Celebrating John Moriarty

Artistic Director Emeritus John Moriarty is spending his first summer of retirement where he’s spent the last thirty-three: in Central City.  Last night, Central City Opera celebrated his years of service during a reception at the Gilpin County Arts Association Gallery across the street from the Opera House. Mr. Moriarty first arrived in Central City in 1978 and founded […]

Jennifer DeDominici and John Robert Lindsey star in CARMEN with Opera Fort Collins

If you didn’t get enough of Carmen this summer, you might want to head up to Fort Collins this weekend. Central City Opera has ties to the two leads of Opera Fort Collins‘ production of Bizet’s classic. Jennifer DeDominici (Carmen) and John Lindsey (Don José) in Opera Fort Collins’ production of Carmen Jennifer DeDominici (Carmen) […]

TOMORROW: The Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee Performance of Bizet’s CARMEN

For many, opera is an unexplored art form; a virtual unknown which when mentioned might raise imagery of many varied stereotypes. But as we’ve focused on with our marketing campaign this year, Central City Opera is an experience that’s accessible and enjoyable, with offerings for all ages and tastes. For children, a first opera can […]

Final Three Weeks of 2011 Festival Consistent as a Colorado Rainstorm

I can’t say I wasn’t fairly warned. Before I moved here, one of the attributes of Colorado of which I was made aware was the fact that, starting around July, one can expect a daily rainstorm. Though these cloudbursts don’t last long, they have been consistent now for almost three weeks. Rolling in quickly and […]