Marc Shulgold’s Fun Facts on ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD

Today we bring you more “fun facts” from Marc Shulgold, former music critic of the Rocky Mountain News, focusing on Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach. Born Jakob Eberst in 1819 in Cologne, Germany, Jacques Offenbach was the son of a Jewish cantor and amateur musician. His father changed the family name to Offenbach […]

Central City Happenings

It’s almost time for the season to start, and Central City is buzzing with people and activity. The season doesn’t officially begin until Saturday, but Madama Butterfly‘s final dress rehearsal is today, which means we have our first audience! Everyone has been preparing all week. The ushers learned the famous Ushers’ Song last week, and […]

Lunchtime Concert at the Library

This afternoon, patrons at the Boulder Public Library were treated to a free concert previewing the summer festival as well as showcasing other opera favorites performed by members of the Central City Opera Ensemble. I usually think of libraries as quiet places, but the walls were reverberating with the sound of opera today! Juliette Bratsch […]

Music & Martinis

It is raining cats and dogs in Central City this weekend, and I am thinking fondly back to last Thursday, when the fun of the Music & Martinis Event almost drove the rain away from Denver. It was a lovely evening full of fantastic entertainment and fancily dressed guests, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The […]

Central City Happenings

It’s a busy week here in Central City – Butterfly‘s rehearsals continue, Orpheus‘ rehearsals have just started, and Music and Martinis is on the horizon! I had the pleasure of attending Orpheus‘ first rehearsal last night, and was delighted to be able to watch some choreography in progress. Director/Choreographer Marc Astafan* jumped right in to […]