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Spotlight On: Christopher Zemliauskas, Conductor

Christopher Zemliauskas,Conductor Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from an article in our 2015 Opera Insider (Festival Resource Guide). Emily Murdock (Associate Director, Education & Community Engagement) interviewed Christopher Zemliauskas, conductor of our one-act operas Don Quixote and the Duchess and The Prodigal Son. He was last in Central City in 2013 conducting the opera Our […]

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Spotlight on: Nicholas Ward, Baritone

Nicholas Ward, Baritone Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from an article in our 2015 Opera Insider (Festival Resource Guide). Emily Murdock (Associate Director, Education & Community Engagement) interviewed Nicholas Ward, one of our Apprentice Artists. He portrays Elder Son in our one-act opera The Prodigal Son this year as well as Marquis D’Obigny in La […]

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Britten’s Brilliant Twelve-Tone Row in THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Central City Opera opens its third mainstage production tonight with the creepy and cool opera The Turn of the Screw. While not as toe-tapping as the songs from this year’s Oklahoma!, the score is very interesting. The opera is organized in a way that would thrill those of the Type-A personality. Benjamin Britten built the entire […]

Central City Opera Celebrates Benjamin Britten

We’re very excited to share the recently digitally-remastered clips from our 2002 production of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Britten was born in 1913 and the “centenary” celebration of his works spans the 2012 and 2013 seasons of performing arts companies around the world. Central City Opera has a rich tradition of producing the […]