The Wild West History of the Williams’ Stables

The Wild West History of the Williams’ Stables

The Williams’ Stables: A Cornerstone of Central City History By: Linda Jones and Erin Osovets Once the site of Henry Teller’s log cabin, the old livery across the street from the Teller House was constructed in 1876 and purchased by Gilpin County Sheriff Dick...
Live Music Returns to Schools & Communities with a Vengeance

Live Music Returns to Schools & Communities with a Vengeance

By Emily Murdock “How thrilling it was to watch Central City Opera and to see and hear the engagement and exicitement in our kids and staff. I can’t imagine a better way to bring live music back into our school and communities!”- Angela Howard, music...
Being Present. Q&A with Teila Theisen

Being Present. Q&A with Teila Theisen

Audience Development Manager Teila Theisen is dedicated to making high-quality art accessible to everyone. And she is unstoppable! Long story short, she’s worked a decade in nonprofit management, earned a degree in Fine Arts (voice AND dance); plus, she’s...
20 Seasons of Memories! Q&A with Karen Federing.

20 Seasons of Memories! Q&A with Karen Federing.

As we’re all well aware, 2021 at Central City Opera has been special for many reasons. Today we highlight an incredibly important item on that list! This summer, we celebrated the 20th and final season of our truly singular Director of Production, Karen...
From Backyard CARMEN to the Met Opera

From Backyard CARMEN to the Met Opera

Phebe Berkowitz-Tanners credits Central City Opera (CCO) with launching her life’s purpose. She says it best, “Everything I’ve learned and loved in my life came from my time in Central City.” Phebe first came to Central City as a 7-year-old in 1953. Her father was a...