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Living, Learning, and Loving: How Opera Singers Have it Right

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is written by 2013 Festival Office/Music Library Assistant Corbin Rugh. As a recent graduate in music education, I never imagined that my degree would take me into the world of opera. Though I knew the summer internship would be full of adventure, I did not imagine I would be so deeply moved […]

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Behind-the-Scenes Photos of SHOW BOAT

Central City Opera Photographer Mark Kiryluk has been back stage at the Buell Theatre capturing the fun and excitement happening with the cast and crew of Show Boat. Enjoy a selection of some of our favorite shots from some memorable behind-the-scenes moments… Wig/Makeup Designer Dave Bova prepares Julia Burrows (Magnolia) for curtain time. The hair/makeup/costume […]

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Talented Teens of the Performing Arts Intensive

Every summer, Central City Opera, in partnership with the Colorado Springs Conservatory, hosts 18 to 20 talented teens during our Performing Arts Intensive. This is the tenth anniversary of the program; as the Production/Stage Manager for CCO’s Education & Community Engagement, I have had the privilege of working with these amazing students for eight of […]

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Central City Days Gives a View of “Our Town”

In the spirit of Central City Opera’s (CCO) production of Our Town, the Ned Rorem opera which celebrates life in small town America, CCO hosted Central City Days this past Saturday, a progressive party at the Gilpin History Museum, the Teller House and around town . With the stunning backdrop of Central City, Black Hawk, […]

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Throwback Thursday: Looking Back on Opening Night 1932

With opening night of Central City Opera’s 2013 Festival now just a few days away, let’s look back on July 16, 1932, the opening night that started it all… Crowds filled the street before the sold-out first performance of Camille in 1932.  Although the Opera House was built in 1878, the Central City Opera House Association […]

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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 […]

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Central City in May: In like a Lamb, out like a Lion

Editor’s Note: Here’s our first blog post for the 2013 Festival from Public Relations/Marketing Assistant Tyler Hypnarowski. You’ll be seeing lots of blogs from Tyler “on the hill” over the next few months.  You know the old expression about the month of March: “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” In Central City, the month […]