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!” […]

Interview with Elizabeth Welch, 2017 Theatre of Dreams Gala Entertainment!

The SOLD OUT 2017 Theatre of Dreams Gala is this Friday, April 28 and will feature the internationally renowned sensation, Elizabeth Welch as entertainment for the evening! Even though the Theatre of Dreams Gala event is sold out, we still have tickets available for the 2017 Dream Events, a popular aspect of Central City Opera’s year-long […]

Theatre of Dreams Gala Tickets ON SALE NOW – Colorado Native Elizabeth Welch will be this year’s entertainment!

CLICK HERE GET YOUR TICKETS NOW – THEATRE OF DREAMS GALA ON APRIL 28, 2017!   THE EVENING WILL FEATURE A LIVE PERFORMANCE BY COLORADO NATIVE AND WORLD-RENOWNED OPERA STAR MS. ELIZABETH WELCH  Central City Opera is delighted to announce its fourth annual Theatre of Dreams Gala. Colorado Native and World-Renowned Opera star Ms. Elizabeth […]

Insights into Thomas Adès’ The Exterminating Angel (The Royal Opera)

Get a unique glimpse into The Royal Opera’s new production of “The Exterminating Angel” with composer Thomas Adès, director Tom Cairns and singers including John Tomlinson, Anne Sofie von Otter and David Adam Moore, who will be performing in the role of Guglielmo in Central City Opera’s 2017 Summer Festival production of Così fan tutte. […]

2016 Marlowe Awards

“This reviewer would like to express gratitude to each and all who helped make this past year the artistic triumph that it was. 
Since there was so much outstanding work done this past year, this reviewer has listed the top three or four in each category.” – David Marlowe Find the entire list of winners, […]

Newly redesigned set of HOW THE WEST WAS SUNG got its debut today!

  HOW THE WEST WAS SUNG Performance at Kohl Elementary in Broomfield, CO  Central City Opera Education & Community Engagement performed one of its most popular touring operas, HOW THE WEST WAS SUNG, for an audience of about 120 fourth and fifth graders at Kohl Elementary in Broomfield, CO. This was the first performance with […]

2017 Opera Teaser

An evening of performances for the upcoming 2017 Summer Festival sung by Central City Opera Ensemble singers. Guests indulged in cocktails, a seated dinner and outstanding performances. Enjoy the evening’s pictures from the Central City Opera Guild’s 2017 Opera Teaser below! Photographs by Kathy Wells Photography. Learn more about the Guild here.

Road Trip – Day 15: Pat’s Road Trip – Full of Great Art & Great People

Central City Opera’s General/Artistic Director Pat Pearce hits the road, making his way from Denver to New York City for annual auditions. Experience his travels as he shares his inspiring insights, beautiful art, stunning performances and infamous friends along the way. My last day started out on the plains in Kansas and ended with the […]

Road Trip – Day 14: Pat’s in Kansas City for “Dead Man Walking” Staging Rehearsal

Central City Opera’s General/Artistic Director Pat Pearce hits the road, making his way from Denver to New York City for annual auditions. Experience his travels as he shares his inspiring insights, beautiful art, stunning performances and infamous friends along the way. The epicurean delights continue for Pat – Kansas City BBQ for dinner before a staging […]

Road Trip – Day 13: Barber of Seville Rehearsal at the University of Kentucky!

Central City Opera’s General/Artistic Director Pat Pearce hits the road, making his way from Denver to New York City for annual auditions. Experience his travels as he shares his inspiring insights, beautiful art, stunning performances and infamous friends along the way. Pat enjoyed a scrumptious dinner of pork chops, green beans, squash and fried okra. He […]