The People’s Person: Q&A with Wanda Larson

  Customer service is the cornerstone of success when it comes to any business, especially the arts. Whether it’s answering your questions over the phone, managing her duties at the Central City Opera (CCO) office, or keeping the Opera House gift shop in order,...
Sustaining the Arts: Q&A with Michael Walker

Sustaining the Arts: Q&A with Michael Walker

Behind the glamour of the stage and the dedication of the day-to-day office staff, a modern day opera company depends on donations and major gifts to sustain its operations. Central City Opera is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and is fortunate to have a stellar...

A Mission to Believe In: Q&A with Sara Blackwelder

When you think of careers in the arts, you probably envision the people who are public facing and receive the majority of the accolades: singers, directors, producers and conductors. But a lot of roles take place behind the scenes and are vital in keeping the...
Being Present. Q&A with Teila Theisen

Being Present. Q&A with Teila Theisen

Audience Development Manager Teila Theisen is dedicated to making high-quality art accessible to everyone. And she is unstoppable! Long story short, she’s worked a decade in nonprofit management, earned a degree in Fine Arts (voice AND dance); plus, she’s...
20 Seasons of Memories! Q&A with Karen Federing.

20 Seasons of Memories! Q&A with Karen Federing.

As we’re all well aware, 2021 at Central City Opera has been special for many reasons. Today we highlight an incredibly important item on that list! This summer, we celebrated the 20th and final season of our truly singular Director of Production, Karen...