CENTRAL CITY OPERA MEETS EVERY CHALLENGE OF ROSSINI’S RARE OTELLO

By Kelly Dean Hansen, freelance classical music writer Shakespeare’s four mature tragedies–King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello–are his greatest and most disturbing achievements.  Each of them effectively exposes the human frailties that lead to the...
2023 Festival Media Reviews

2023 Festival Media Reviews

2023 Festival Media Reviews Colorado Drama on "Otello": Bob Bows “Central City Opera’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s Otello completes a unique, compelling, and informative season of Shakespearean adaptations, including Romeo and Juliet and Kiss...
Review: Die Fledermaus (Weekly Register-Call)

Review: Die Fledermaus (Weekly Register-Call)

Amanda Tipton Photography Fledermaus provides jubilant escapism in Central City By Kelly Dean Hansen, Ph.D., Freelance Classical Music Writer It has been three years since a full audience gathered in the intimate Central City jewel box theater to watch a full-length...
Review: Die Fledermaus (ColoradoDrama)

Review: Die Fledermaus (ColoradoDrama)

by Bob Bows, Colorado Drama [Original article here] It’s easy to see why this operetta, now running at Central City Opera, with its classic farcical elements and the catchy melodies of Johann Strauss II (“The Waltz King”), continues to delight us 148...