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 […]

Did You Know? The 1932 Central City Opera House Restoration

Experience Central City Opera with an inside look at the festival’s history, performances, and people. This summer, the Central City Opera Festival will be celebrating its 85th season of presenting world-class opera in the historic Central City Opera House. The Opera House itself, however, has been around much longer than that. Built in 1878 by […]

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 […]

Props for the 2015 Festival

Props Master Ellie Engstrom carves the back of a Chaise. The Central City Opera Properties Department has just finished refurbishing a chaise lounge that will be used in the upcoming production of La Traviata (opening July 11). “It was super fun and definitely one of the most interesting things to do for the show,” said  Ellie […]