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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 […]

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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 […]

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Where will Carmen be next?

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Making History Again…

The 2011 Festival is fast approaching its June 25th opening with Bizet’s Carmen. With nearly 150 people working in Central City, including staff members, singers, the production teams along with numerous other contributors, it’s not often that everyone comes to a halt during the frenzied workweek. A much-needed break, of sorts, did come to the […]

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Character Spotlight: AMADIGI DI GAULA’s Leading Man and the Countertenor Voice

South African countertenor Christopher Ainslie makes his Central City Opera and North American debut in the title role in Amadigi di Gaula.  Christopher now lives in London and has rapidly established himself as a leading interpreter of Baroque opera and oratorio in Great Britain and Europe. This summer Central City Opera will have the opportunity […]

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MUSIC AND MARTINIS Mixes Opera and Opulence

Scintillating décor met delightful dining and musical magnificence at the third-annual Music & Martinis at the Cable Center at the University of Denver last Thursday. The event offered the first glimpse at some of this year’s Apprentice Artists of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program, a ten-week intensive program created by Central City Opera’s Artistic […]

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Celebrating 78 Years of Sin

The origin of sin is oftentimes traced back to Eve’s time in the Garden of Eden, but on this date (June 7th) in 1933, a new look at sin was introduced at the famed Parisian Théatre des Champs-Elysées with the premiere of Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins. This satirical opera of seven scenes was […]

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AMADIGI DI GAULA Armour from Aurora, Colorado

Back Porch F/X, a local company in Aurora, Colorado, is making the armour for the sorcerer Melissa in our North American premiere of Georg Friedrich Händel’s Amadigi di Gaula. They recently posted some in-process photos on Facebook. Fresh out of the mold – bronze armour for the Central City Opera sculpted by my student intern […]

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New Festival, New Look and New Life in Central City

[Editor’s Note: Here’s the first blog post from our new Public Relations Assistant and 2011 Festival Staffer, Jake Sinatra.] Just as the trees begin to bud in Central City, new life abounds thanks to the Central City Opera Guild. The Guild swept over Central City this week for their annual “Planting Day.” All of the […]

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Fashion, Fun and Sin with Central City Opera’s Young Professional Events

The following post comes from our Young Professionals (YP) Project Manager, Heather Brecl. It might not even be fair that I have the most fun job ever! The last two nights were incredible as we unleashed our Central City Opera energy at two fantastic happenings in Denver and Boulder. Mondo fashion night: Wednesday night, we […]

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Central City Opera On The Road

One of the fun aspects of being a part of the year-round Central City Opera staff is “loading up the opera bus” and presenting our school shows around the state.   The Central City Opera Ensemble recently headed to Leadville, Colorado  where, with the financial sponsorship of the Breckenridge Music Festival, we performed  En Mis Palabras […]