AMADIGI DI GAULA Armour from Aurora, Colorado

Back Porch F/X, a local company in Aurora, Colorado, is making the armour for the sorcerer Melissa in our North American premiere of Georg Friedrich Händel’s Amadigi di Gaula. They recently posted some in-process photos on Facebook. Fresh out of the mold – bronze armour for the Central City Opera sculpted by my student intern […]

Central City Opera On The Road

One of the fun aspects of being a part of the year-round Central City Opera staff is “loading up the opera bus” and presenting our school shows around the state.   The Central City Opera Ensemble recently headed to Leadville, Colorado  where, with the financial sponsorship of the Breckenridge Music Festival, we performed  En Mis Palabras […]

Now Playing at a School Near You: The Great Opera Mix-Up

“For drama that can’t be beat, surprise them with something sweet.” – Lyrics from The Great Opera Mix-Up The auditorium at Cory Elementary School in Denver was filled with laughter and familiar opera melodies this morning with two back-to-back student assemblies by Central City Opera’s Ensemble Artists.  Singers Leslie Remmert-Soich, Erin Hackel and Aaron Pearson […]

Calling All Gleeks! High School Summer Performing Arts Intensive Auditions Coming Up in October!

Do you know a talented teenager who’s a fan of Glee?  A budding musician/singer/dancer/actor/playwright/composer looking for a great summer camp opportunity?  Have we got the program for you! The 2010 Performing Arts Intensive scenes program performance.  Photo by Lucy Gram. For the 8th year, Central City Opera is combining forces with the Colorado Springs Conservatory […]

Education & Community Programs – Something for Everyone

Anyone for a cup of tea? We caught Central City Opera Ensemble Artists Leslie Remmert-Soich and Erin Hackel this week at a brush-up rehearsal for The Great Opera Mix-Up, one of several programs performed for students throughout the year. While the summer festival has closed, Central City Opera continues to operate throughout the year.  The […]

2010 Summer Performing Arts Intensive

It’s been a whirlwind weekend up here in Central City. Colorado Springs Conservatory partnered with Central City Opera for the seventh Summer Performing Arts Intensive, bringing fourteen talented high school students to Central City for the weekend. The kids had been working for two weeks on a program of scenes and songs and their own […]

Lunchtime Concert at the Library

This afternoon, patrons at the Boulder Public Library were treated to a free concert previewing the summer festival as well as showcasing other opera favorites performed by members of the Central City Opera Ensemble. I usually think of libraries as quiet places, but the walls were reverberating with the sound of opera today! Juliette Bratsch […]