WHO: Members of the Central City Opera (CCO) Ensemble will offer a special performance of choice moments from favorite operas and American musicals for people of all ages. The eclectic program features a versatile trio and instrumental combo from the CCO Ensemble: Amanda Raddatz, soprano; Sarah Barber, mezzo soprano; Steven Taylor, baritone and Deborah Schmit-Lobis, arranger/pianist with percussion, bass, violin and clarinet.

WHAT: From Sweeney Todd to La Traviata and Music Man to Carmen, Smooth Operators conspire and connive – but oh, so beautifully. Don Juan, Cleopatra, Delilah and others from great opera and musical theater stories sing some of the most gorgeous arias and duets ever written. Combine that with funny, jazzy, finger-snapping numbers and audience members will be left wanting more from these scandalous schemers.

Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors and children (ages 18 and under). Cash or checks only will be accepted at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office at lonetreeartscenter.com or by calling 720-509-1000.

WHEN: Sunday, April 21 at 7:00 pm. Running time is approximately 90 minutes.

WHERE: Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree, CO 80124

WHY: Central City Opera's Education and Community Engagement offerings enhance existing curriculum for young students and lifelong learning for everyone. CCO works directly with educators, community leaders, students and parents to make these programs relevant, educational and entertaining.

Central City Opera's Education and Community Engagement artists and presenters have visited more than 100 communities across Colorado, reaching approximately 100,000 people each year, making it one of the most active opera companies in the nation in education and community services.

For more information, contact Director of Education and Community Engagement Deborah Morrow at 303-292-6500, ext. 10 or education@centralcityopera.org.

Central City Opera 2013 Festival
Central City Opera House – June 29 to July 28
Rossini's comic opera about a matchmaking barber, The Barber of Seville, opens the Festival in Central City on June 29 and runs through July 27. Ned Rorem's operatic adaptation of Our Town, about life, love and loss in small town America runs at the Opera House from July 6 to 28.

Central City Opera Comes to Denver's Buell Theatre – August 6 to 11
Central City Opera complete the 2013 Festival in Denver with seven performances of Kern and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical, Show Boat featuring "Ol' Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," at the Buell Theater in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

2013 Festival two and three pack subscriptions are available now starting at $30. Subscribers save up to 30% off single ticket prices before May 1st. Single tickets, starting at $20, are on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.centralcityopera.org or call 303-292-6700.

Celebrating its 81st year, Central City Opera is the nation's fifth-oldest opera company, located just 35 miles west of Denver in one of Colorado's official National Landmark Historic Districts. The company continues to present artistically excellent professional opera in its annual summer festival; to offer career-entry training to young singers; to produce education and community service programs; and to preserve and maintain the Opera House and 30 other Victorian-era properties.

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