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What to Listen for in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Today’s blog post is from an article in our 2014 Opera Insider Festival Resource Guide, written by Education & Community Engagement Coordinator Emily Murdock. Music & Class Status Mozart’s librettist for The Marriage of Figaro was Lorenzo Da Ponte. This was their first collaboration (of three), and it’s often said that Mozart and Da Ponte […]

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Central City Opera Begins 2014 Festival with a (Dynamite) Bang

The mining town of Central City runs reliably like clockwork: ominous clouds followed by only light rain between 2:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon, then a bustling Eureka Street at 5:00, and finally a starry sky at midnight above the Rockies. On June 28, however, there was only sunlight, the traffic consisted of waltzing fathers […]

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Preview of our Singers from our First Dress Rehearsal of FIGARO!

The cast of The Marriage of Figaro is quite excited to finally be in costume! Susan Kulkarni did a beautiful job designing the 1920s inspired costumes, and we’re excited to share them with a live audience on Opening Night, June 28. Until then, take a sneak peak at our social media-savvy singers tweeting, Facebooking and […]

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Central City Opera Perks Up: Gift Shop Now Sells Cholua Brothers’ Coffee

Central City Opera patrons are used to the gift shop’s usual souvenirs. Homemade fudge, jewelry, and t-shirts with the summer’s shows printed on them comprise the habitual goods. There are even some ornate and educational coffee table books, from Opera in the Rockies to Theatre of Dreams, yet there has never been any coffee. This […]

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Central City Celebrates Annual Madam Lou Bunch Day

Central City is lovably quirky. It’s known simultaneously for its singing Opera House and dinging casinos. Its elevation is nearly 8,500 feet, placing it among the highest cities in the country. And once a year it’s host to dames on beds being pushed around by townsfolk in drag. Interns McEntee, Abernathy and Ting posing in […]

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Susan Kulkarni hops across the pond to design The Marriage of Figaro

A sneak peek of The Marriage of Figaro costumes hanging in Central City Opera’s Cast House dressing rooms with designer Susan Kulkarni Susan Kulkarni flutters around the Opera House’s second floor. She checks in on actors’ fittings, holds design conversations with the wigs and makeup supervisor, and scoots costume pieces left and right on one […]