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...
From Backyard CARMEN to the Met Opera

From Backyard CARMEN to the Met Opera

Phebe Berkowitz-Tanners credits Central City Opera (CCO) with launching her life’s purpose. She says it best, “Everything I’ve learned and loved in my life came from my time in Central City.” Phebe first came to Central City as a 7-year-old in 1953. Her father was a...
The Ballad of Baby Doe

The Ballad of Baby Doe

Excerpt from Theatre of Dreams: The Glorious Central City Opera, 75th Anniversary Book The Ballad of Baby Doe, by composer Douglas Moore and librettist John Latouche, was the first opera commissioned by the Central City Opera House Association. It took CCO President...
The Wild, True Tale of Baby Doe Tabor

The Wild, True Tale of Baby Doe Tabor

Contributors, Deb Morrow and Erin Osovets In 1953, Central City Opera commissioned a new opera based on the first famous love triangle in Colorado history, between Silver King Horace Tabor, his wife of 26 years Augusta and the beautiful Baby Doe from Oshkosh,...