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 […]

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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 […]