Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 9 – Hailey Clark, Fiordiligi in COSI FAN TUTTE

On this episode of the podcast, meet soprano Hailey Clark, our Fiordiligi in this season’s Cosi fan tutte. Hailey describes Fiordiligi’s personality and shares how she identifies – and doesn’t – with this reserved character. She also discusses the musical challenges and delights of the role, her self-described obsession with podcasts, and how she found […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 8 – John Baril, CCO Music Director & Conductor of COSI FAN TUTTE

On this episode of the podcast, we hear from Central City Opera’s Music Director, John Baril, who is also conducting COSI FAN TUTTE this season. He delves deep into the opera, discussing what makes Mozart’s music stand out for him, how COSI compares with the other Mozart/Da Ponte operas, and the art of singing and […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 7 – Stephen Barlow, Stage Director of COSI FAN TUTTE

The stage director of this summer’s production of COSI FAN TUTTE is Australian Stephen Barlow. On this episode of the podcast, Stephen discusses his concept for this updated production and why he considers Mozart to be the “Shakespeare of opera.” He also tells us how he was inspired to work in theater – has to […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 6 – Adriano Graziani, Don Jose in CARMEN

On this episode of the podcast, meet Carmen’s other half, Don Jose. Welsh tenor Adriano Graziani talks about the mental and physical demands of the role and what he loves about this character. He also shares how he first became interested in opera, the challenges and fun of an international career, and the Welsh connection […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 5 – Jose Maria Condemi, Stage Director of CARMEN

Jose Maria Condemi is the stage director of CARMEN for the 2017 season. On this episode, he shares how hearing a duet from CARMEN when he was a kid in Buenos Aires got him excited about the opera, and how he remembers this childhood memory whenever he works on the show. He also delves into the […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 4: Adam Turner, Principal Conductor of CARMEN

  Former Associate Conductor/Chorusmaster Adam Turner returns to Central City Opera as Principal Conductor of Carmen. On this episode,  Adam talks about how he’s looking forward to his first Carmen as principal conductor after assisting on many other productions. He tells us what he thinks we should listen for and why Carmen is one of those […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 3: Emily Pulley, Carmen in CARMEN

Meet this summer’s “Carmen” on this episode of the podcast. Soprano Emily Pulley shares how she hopes to make her mark on this iconic role and why she thinks audiences keep coming back to this warhorse of an opera. She also reflects on how she got into opera in the first place, the advice she […]

Behind the Scenes with Ronell Oliveri, Wig and Makeup Designer

When audiences see performers on stage, the character’s effortless physical features are the result of hours of planning, preparation and hard work from Central City Opera’s wig and makeup department. We had the opportunity to sit down with Ronell Oliveri, Central City Opera’s resident Wig and Makeup Designer and Supervisor and get the behind-the-scenes scoop on […]

Did You Know? Famous Stars Performed at Central City Opera

Experience Central City Opera with an inside look at the festival’s history, performances, and people. Since Central City Opera’s opening in 1878, many stars of the stage and screen have performed in the 550 jewel-box theater. Even before the creation of Central City Opera, the theater hosted famous acts such as P.T. Barnum’s circus and […]

Central City Opera is in full bloom – Annual Planting Day June 7

Don’t miss the next Central City Opera Guild Event – An Afternoon at the Opera, July 19, 2017 at 12 pm. Open to the public, tickets on sale now! If you’ve walked by the Central City Opera House in the past three weeks, you’ve probably seen the gorgeous flowers that are brightening the Opera House […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 2: Nancy Parker, Chairperson of the Board

Nancy Parker is the Chairperson of the Central City Opera Board and has been involved with the company for over 30 years. On this episode, she shares her experiences with the company and why it is so important to her that it keeps thriving. Listen to the episode by clicking the PLAY button on the […]

Did You Know? The 1932 Central City Opera House Restoration

Experience Central City Opera with an inside look at the festival’s history, performances, and people. This summer, the Central City Opera Festival will be celebrating its 85th season of presenting world-class opera in the historic Central City Opera House. The Opera House itself, however, has been around much longer than that. Built in 1878 by […]

Central City Opera Podcast -Season 2, Ep. 1: Pelham “Pat” Pearce, General and Artistic Director

  The first episode of Season 2 of the Central City Opera Podcast features Pelham “Pat” Pearce, our General and Artistic Director. Listen to the episode by clicking the PLAY button on the media player below, or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or Stitcher. Questions? See our post on how to download a podcast. Find a […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season Two (2017)

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Player.fm, and other podcast apps starting June 23, 2017 Have you ever wanted to sit down with a Central City Opera singer, director, conductor, orchestra musician, or production staff member and get to know them (and what they do) a little better? You’re in luck – our podcasts feature interviews with […]

Don’t Miss the Experience! Opera Inside Out – Saturday, June 17

  Saturday, June 17, 2017 1 pm -3:30 pm Experience a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the Central City Opera House From costumes and makeup to lighting and sets (and a little singing, of course) Interact with crew and performers on and off stage Saturday June 17, 2017 1:00 – 3:30 pm Williams Stables Theater (across the street […]

OPERA America Conference – The Big D

Central City Opera’s General/Artistic Director Pat Pearce hits the road, to attend OPERA America’s 2017 conference. Experience his travels as he shares his inspiring insights, beautiful art, stunning performances and infamous friends along the way. OPERA AMERICA 2017 CONFERENCE Dallas, Texas “Hello Texas” “Looking forward to the opening of the Opera America Conference 2017 this morning!” […]