Sneak a Peek Inside the L’Esprit de Noël Home Tour, Nov 16-17

The Central City Opera Guild and Denver’s best designers and florists are putting the finishing touches on the L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour. Six Belcaro and Bonnie Brae homes have been trimmed with the most festive and fashionable decor our experts could cook up, and their doors are open to you November 16-17! Reserve last […]

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 […]

Celebrate the Holidays in Style!

Central City Opera Guild Announces the 2018 L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour The L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour takes you inside Denver’s historic Belcaro and Bonnie Brae neighborhoods to experience iconic architecture, incredible decor and ample holiday cheer! Six magnificent featured homes will be beautifully decorated for the holidays by the metro area’s […]

A Eulogy: Kim Peoria, A Multi-talented Musician and Unionist

By Nathan Kahn, ROPA President Emeritus and Retired AFM Negotiator With sincere thanks to contributors Ingrid Peoria, Tom Reel, Jill Dispenza and Peter Cooper Kim Peoria, ROPA Vice-President from 1988 to 1992, passed away on July 3, 2018 after a protracted battle with cancer. He left behind his wife Ingrid, a member of the Central […]

Characters of IL TROVATORE with Alex Loutsion

Before the season started, Central City Opera’s Education and Community Engagement department (ECE) asked leading soprano Alexandra Loutsion, (Leonora in Il trovatore) to explain the characters and plot of Il trovatore from an inside perspective. ECE: “So, you’re singing Il trovatore this summer! I’ve heard it’s a crazy story! Can you tell me about the […]

DRAMATIC “TROVATORE,” STRIKINGLY ORIGINAL “MAGIC FLUTE” IN CENTRAL CITY. Review By Peter Alexander

Central City Opera opened a powerful, dramatic production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore  Saturday (July 14) in their intimate and historic opera house. Intimate is not just a descriptor; it is a significant reason for the production’s impact. With it’s rousing choruses, virtuoso arias, violent passions and gruesome deaths, Il Trovatore meets all the expectations of grand opera, fit for […]

GRAB YOUR OSTRICH AND GO: ALESSANDRO TALEVI’S FLUTE IS PURE MAGIC, Review by Charles Jernigan, Jernigan Opera Journal

  THE ITINERANT MELOMANE GRAB YOUR OSTRICH AND GO: ALESSANDRO TALEVI’S FLUTE IS PURE MAGIC Charles Jernigan, Jernigan Opera Journal   This review is based on two performances, on July 11 and 21. The Magic Flute is an opera outside of time and space.  It is a fantasy which is set in no specific era and no specific place, […]