Experience “The Mozart Requiem” on November 15 and 16

DENVER, Colo., September 30, 2018 —Delight in a early holiday gift with an electrifying concert featuring classical music’s greatest masterpieces. Musicians from Central City Opera, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and Performing Arts Academy will unite for The Mozart Requiem on November 15 and 16 at the Central Presbyterian Church Antonia Brico Stage in Denver. 

The acoustically breathtaking space is the perfect setting for a dramatic experience that features works from Rossini, Ponchielli and Borodin, culminating with Mozart’s Requiem, a haunting piece that the composer was finalizing before his untimely death.

“Mozart’s Requiem is one of the finest vocal-orchestral masterpieces ever created. It is at once heartbreaking, fiery and consoling,” says Lawrence Golan, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director.

Central City Opera’s top soloists will contribute their powerful voices to the performance, including Anna Christy (Soprano), who can be seen July – August starring in Central City Opera’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, Abigail Nims (Mezzo-Soprano), Matthew Plenk (Tenor) and Eric J. McConnell (Bass-Baritone).

“The phenomenal vocalists they have lined up will be a real treat for us to work with,” says Golan. “We are delighted to partner with Central City Opera for this extraordinary event.”

Central City Opera and Denver Philharmonic have also partnered with the Performing Arts Academy to provide the chorus for this concert event. The chorus will feature students from Mountain Vista and Thunderridge High Schools.

Doors open at 6:15 pm on Friday, November 15 for a 7:30 pm performance and at 1:45 pm on November 16 for a 3:00 pm performance. Tickets are $38 for adults and $33 for students and seniors. Buy online at centralcityopera.org or call 303-292-6700.

In anticipation of the performance, Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library will host Central City Opera staff for a special presentation of the Academy Award-winning film Amadeus on November 2 at 1:00 pm. Join us to watch the film and learn more about The Mozart Requiem.


About Central City Opera
Founded in 1932, Central City Opera is the fifth oldest professional opera company in the country and is renowned for its exquisite world-class productions, competitive and robust young artist training program, and creative educational and community engagement activities. Its summer festival, only 35 miles west of Denver, takes place at 8,500 feet above sea level in the Colorado mountain town of Central City, where the company owns and maintains 27 Victorian-era properties, including the intimate 550-seat jewel box opera house built in 1878. For information, visit centralcityopera.org. For tickets, email boxoffice@centralcityopera.org or call (303) 292-6700.

About The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra

The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) is a nonprofit symphony orchestra founded in 1948 by Dr. Antonia Brico, the first woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic orchestra. DPO concerts are accompanied by “More Than Music” events designed to fulfill the orchestra’s mission to continually redefine the way our community engages with classical music. Metro Denver citizens support DPO through the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations. More information is available by calling 720-440-0818 or online at www.denverphilharmonic.org.

About Performing Arts Academy

PAA provides performing arts education for students 3-years old through 12th grade in the south Denver metro area through high quality, character and community-focused classes and productions. Learn more at https://paacolorado.org.