2016 Marlowe Awards

“This reviewer would like to express gratitude to each and all who helped make this past year the artistic triumph that it was. 
Since there was so much outstanding work done this past year, this reviewer has listed the top three or four in each category.” – David Marlowe Find the entire list of winners, […]

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, […]

The Houses on The Hill: CCO’s Preservation of Colorado History

Did you know that Central City Opera owns more historic properties than any other nonprofit organization in Colorado? With over 30 properties in Central City, including the opera house and Teller House, CCO keeps these houses maintained so that they may be housing for our Principal Artists, Festival Staff, and Young Artists during the Summer […]

Always Through the Changing: Baby Doe’s “Silver Standard” on CCO and American Opera

As we celebrated the 60th Anniversary of The Ballad of Baby Doe in Central City this year, it reminded us of what wonderful and tragic series of events transpired for the real Elizabeth “Baby Doe” McCourt Tabor and her valiant and prideful husband Horace Tabor. In the 1950s, it was composer Douglas Moore and librettist […]

General and Artistic Director Pelham Pearce’s 20th Anniversary Tribute

On November 2, 2016 the Board of Directors of Central City Opera, staff and friends paid tribute to General and Artistic Director Pelham “Pat” Pearce at the annual meeting. Thank you Pat for your contributions to Central City Opera over the past 20 years. Here’s to another 20 years of thrilling experiences! General and Artistic […]

Central City Opera Podcast: Week Five – Getting to Know You (Better)

This week’s episodes feature interviews with three of the principal covers performing in the Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee performance of THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE:  Helen Huang, soprano (Baby Doe); Alice Anne Light, mezzo-soprano (Augusta Tabor); and Adam Richardson, baritone (Horace Tabor). You’ll also hear from the romantic leads of our main stage operas, tenor Jonathan Burton (Mario […]

Central City Opera Podcast: Week Four – Shaping the Opera Stars of Tomorrow

This week’s episodes feature interviews with the Director and Administrator of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program, Michael Ehrman; the Principal Coach/Diction Coach, Michael Baitzer; soprano and Apprentice Artist Ashley Fabian (Kate in THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE, Shepherd Child in TOSCA, and Betty Braswell in THE IMPRESARIO); mezzo-soprano and Studio Artist Tatiana Ogan (Meg in […]