The McCourt Mansion: A Capitol Hill Landmark with Ties to Baby Doe

The McCourt Mansion: A Capitol Hill Landmark with Ties to Baby Doe

The McCourt Mansion is the featured home in the 2021 L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour, the Central City Opera Guild’s annual fundraiser. To learn more about L’Esprit, go to lesprithometour.com. With its unique ties to Colorado theater history, the...
The History of Central City Opera’s Hickory Memorial Chairs

The History of Central City Opera’s Hickory Memorial Chairs

When the Opera House opened in 1878, the hardy audience of miners sat in folded wrought iron chairs as they enjoyed the fruits of their labor. Later, owner Peter McFarlane replaced them with sturdy hickory chairs that were used until the house closed in 1927. When...
The Johnson House: A Love Story through the Ages

The Johnson House: A Love Story through the Ages

With over 150 years of history, the Johnson House at 201 Eureka has stood as a testament to love, loss and the resilience of the town it inhabits. Its connection to Central City Opera is more binding than sharing the same street; the people who lived in and restored...
A Quiet Summer of Renewal

A Quiet Summer of Renewal

By Erin Osovets During a normal city in Central City, Eureka Street bustles with opera company members, tourists and residents alike. Voices float through the windows of the Martin Foundry Rehearsal Hall, and the Festival Orchestra’s warm-ups spill onto the sidewalks....
The Pink House: Golden Memories

The Pink House: Golden Memories

For decades, The Pink House at 109 Spruce Street in Central City was a hotspot of summer entertainment and relaxation for cast members and production crew alike. As its ownership has changed hands throughout the years, The Pink House remains a place central to the...
The McFarlane House: Home to Colorado Pioneers and Opera Luminaries

The McFarlane House: Home to Colorado Pioneers and Opera Luminaries

At 217 Eureka Street in Central City, there is a residence that has great historical significance in the state of Colorado, with roots dating back to the Western pioneers of the past. The occupation of the home parallels in a number of ways the transformation that the...