What does CARMEN have in common with a bunch of Frontier women?

Deborah Morrow [Editor’s Note: Central City Opera’s Director of Education & Community Programs Deborah Morrow writes this blog post about the Build an Opera professional development workshop taking place in Colorado Springs this week.] What does Carmen have in common with a bunch of Frontier women? More than you might think! The stage of the […]

Fringe Festival’s SIGNOR DELUSO Opens Today!

One of Central City Opera’s numerous Fringe Festival events taking place during the 2011 Festival is the 30-minute comic opera Signor Deluso by Thomas Pasatieri. Opening today and being performed in the intimate Williams Stables on Eureka Street on select dates through August 2, this short performance is sure to be a fulfilling addition to […]

Melodious Musings on the Orchestra: AMADIGI DI GAULA and Sundays at St. James

Whenever I get the opportunity to actually sit and watch one of our operas, I love to sit in the balcony.  With only 550 seats in the Opera House, there really isn’t a “bad” seat anywhere; however, up in the balcony you get a nice overview angle of the stage, an easy perspective to read […]

Sizzle at SinFest: Opera. Cocktails. Sin.

[Editor’s Note: This blog post comes from Heather Brecl, Central City Opera’s Young Professional Project Manager.] “Festivalization of the festival” is one of Central City Opera’s innovative moves to make your experience in Central something to remember! If you headed to the Triple Bill for Opening Night this past Saturday, you may have peeked out […]

More Fun with CARMEN as Central City Opera Stars Sing with Jim Henson Characters

In our continuing series of “Where Have I Heard That?” we return to the ever-popular Carmen. There is no end to the number of times this familiar music has been used in pop culture, appearing lately in ads for the reality TV show, Love in the Wild, and other commercials. But my favorite uses are still […]

Starting TONIGHT: Triple Bill Offers a Full Range of Emotions in One Diverse Evening

Tonight marks another first for Central City Opera with the opening of the “Triple Bill” composed of three diverse one-act operas. In just one evening, you can travel through time, across continents and into three very different stories. With each opera clocking in at under an hour, these seemingly simple operas are jam-packed with intensity […]

Character Spotlight: Joanna Mongiardo (THE BREASTS OF TIRESIAS’s Thérèse and GIANNI SCHICCHI’s Lauretta)

The Opera Insider caught up with Joanna Mongiardo, who performs in two of our one-act operas this summer, Gianni Schicchi and The Breasts of Tiresias. We’re so glad you are returning to Central City Opera to play exciting roles in two of our one-act operas this summer. We’ve seen you on our stage before as […]

Spotlight on Kathleen Kim (AMADIGI’s Sorceress Melissa)

Photo credit Dario Acosta This summer, soprano Kathleen Kim returns to Central City Opera to perform as the villainous sorceress Melissa in Amadigi di Gaula.  Described as “stellar” (Boulder Daily Camera critic Wes Blomster) with a “big, gleaming voice” (Denver Post critic Kyle MacMillan), Kathleen has been admired from coast to coast (and beyond), and […]

Central City Opera Boutique Offers Wide Variety of Merchandise

Located conveniently in the historic Teller House, the Central City Opera Boutique is your one-stop shop for great merchandise related to opera. With loads of educational books, CDs and Central City Opera items for sale, there is sure to be something there for everyone. Don’t miss the magic wands and magician’s hats from The Wizard’s […]

Gilligan’s Island meets CARMEN and THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

What does the TV show Gilligan’s Island have to do with this season’s fare at the Central City Opera 2011 Festival?  More than you’d think! Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale… In the 1966 episode “The Producer,” our favorite castaways received an unexpected island visit from Harold Hecuba (played by Phil Silvers). Hecuba […]

Focus On: Ken Cazan, Director of the One Acts

The Opera Insider caught up with Ken Cazan, who returns to direct this summer’s triple bill of one-act operas: Gianni Schicchi, The Breasts of Tiresias and The Seven Deadly Sins. During this summer season you will be directing three one-act operas; do you think the rehearsal period will be long enough? Lord,no! This is a […]

Triple Bill Photo Shoot Reveals the Diversity of this Summer’s Operatic Offerings

I had a great time at the photo shoot for the “Triple Bill” earlier this week, but I must admit it left me a little mixed up. You see, each show is under an hour, which calls for few characters and action-packed plots. It made sense that we would shoot photos of singers from all […]

Presto! Feel the Magic of Opera with Upcoming Denver-Area Events

Central City Opera is proud to present our North American premiere Amadigi di Gaula, opening this weekend on July 2nd.  It’s a wonderful opera by Händel – we bet you all recognize the Hallelujah Chorus from his famous “Messiah”.  However, since our opera has never been fully produced on this continent before, it’s not one […]

OMG! Fringe Festival Kicks Off Today With Lunch & A Song

Did you know that there are over fifty (yes, 50!) performances and events during the Central City Opera Festival that are NOT held in our historic Opera House? This year, there is more than ever going on in Central City that is worth experiencing. Aside from our main stage operatic performances, Central City Opera utilizes […]

AMADIGI DI GAULA Photo Shoot Highlights Director, Singer and Designer Collaboration

Arriving on the set of the Amadigi di Gaula photo shoot, scenic and costume designer Madeleine Boyd was already hard at work putting finishing details on the small corner of the set placed specifically for the photo shoot. With the arrival of the professional photographer, Kira Horvath, the session was underway. Katherine Manley has her hair prepared for a […]