Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 6 – Adriano Graziani, Don Jose in CARMEN

On this episode of the podcast, meet Carmen’s other half, Don Jose. Welsh tenor Adriano Graziani talks about the mental and physical demands of the role and what he loves about this character. He also shares how he first became interested in opera, the challenges and fun of an international career, and the Welsh connection […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 5 – Jose Maria Condemi, Stage Director of CARMEN

Jose Maria Condemi is the stage director of CARMEN for the 2017 season. On this episode, he shares how hearing a duet from CARMEN when he was a kid in Buenos Aires got him excited about the opera, and how he remembers this childhood memory whenever he works on the show. He also delves into the […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 4: Adam Turner, Principal Conductor of CARMEN

  Former Associate Conductor/Chorusmaster Adam Turner returns to Central City Opera as Principal Conductor of Carmen. On this episode,  Adam talks about how he’s looking forward to his first Carmen as principal conductor after assisting on many other productions. He tells us what he thinks we should listen for and why Carmen is one of those […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 3: Emily Pulley, Carmen in CARMEN

Meet this summer’s “Carmen” on this episode of the podcast. Soprano Emily Pulley shares how she hopes to make her mark on this iconic role and why she thinks audiences keep coming back to this warhorse of an opera. She also reflects on how she got into opera in the first place, the advice she […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 2: Nancy Parker, Chairperson of the Board

Nancy Parker is the Chairperson of the Central City Opera Board and has been involved with the company for over 30 years. On this episode, she shares her experiences with the company and why it is so important to her that it keeps thriving. Listen to the episode by clicking the PLAY button on the […]

Central City Opera Podcast -Season 2, Ep. 1: Pelham “Pat” Pearce, General and Artistic Director

  The first episode of Season 2 of the Central City Opera Podcast features Pelham “Pat” Pearce, our General and Artistic Director. Listen to the episode by clicking the PLAY button on the media player below, or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or Stitcher. Questions? See our post on how to download a podcast. Find a […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season Two (2017)

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Player.fm, and other podcast apps starting June 23, 2017 Have you ever wanted to sit down with a Central City Opera singer, director, conductor, orchestra musician, or production staff member and get to know them (and what they do) a little better? You’re in luck – our podcasts feature interviews with […]

Don’t Miss the Experience! Opera Inside Out – Saturday, June 17

  Saturday, June 17, 2017 1 pm -3:30 pm Experience a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the Central City Opera House From costumes and makeup to lighting and sets (and a little singing, of course) Interact with crew and performers on and off stage Saturday June 17, 2017 1:00 – 3:30 pm Williams Stables Theater (across the street […]

Q & A with Education and Community Engagement

At CCO, Education and Community Engagement is designed to enrich lives and learning at every age. It consists of touring programs, educator workshops, and community and summer festival events. In 2016, ECE also released a series of podcast episodes which shared intimate access to how the summer festival is produced. Deborah Morrow Director of ECE, […]

A Bit of History on Central City Opera’s Education Programming

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog was written by Deborah Morrow, Director of Education & Community Engagement In the late 70s Central City Opera began formally offering education programs that toured to schools and other facilities.  Duain Wolfe, who also founded the Colorado Children’s Chorale and Colorado Symphony Chorus, instigated these programs.  He was CCO’s Artistic Administrator […]