Important Update: Performance Cancellations for 7/19 – 7/24

Important Update: Performance Cancellations for 7/19 – 7/24

In consultation with our medical partners and in order to protect the health and safety of patrons, artists and staff, all Festival performances scheduled for Tuesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 24 have been cancelled. Due to recently reported COVID-19 cases in the...
Live Music Returns to Schools & Communities with a Vengeance

Live Music Returns to Schools & Communities with a Vengeance

By Emily Murdock “How thrilling it was to watch Central City Opera and to see and hear the engagement and exicitement in our kids and staff. I can’t imagine a better way to bring live music back into our school and communities!”- Angela Howard, music...
Review: Die Fledermaus (ColoradoDrama)

Review: Die Fledermaus (ColoradoDrama)

by Bob Bows, Colorado Drama [Original article here] It’s easy to see why this operetta, now running at Central City Opera, with its classic farcical elements and the catchy melodies of Johann Strauss II (“The Waltz King”), continues to delight us 148...
Young Singers Earn Their Stripes in Central City

Young Singers Earn Their Stripes in Central City

Michelle Monroe in Dido and Aeneas, 2021 Performing at 8,500 feet above sea level is no small task, as the 30 handpicked trainees find out when they arrive for the intense 10-week experience. What does it take for thousands of singers to prepare for opera company...
The Teller House Turns 150 Years Old

The Teller House Turns 150 Years Old

By Eric Chinn and Erin Osoverts Constructing a grand hotel was part of a thoughtful strategy to show investors that Central Ctiy was a legitimate and permanent mining town worth investing in. Once billed as “the finest hotel west of the Mississippi,” the Teller House...
Review: Die Fledermaus (Onstage Colorado)

Review: Die Fledermaus (Onstage Colorado)

by Alex Miller, Onstage Colorado [Original article here]   A fun, thoroughly batty operetta in Central City The storied opera house serves up a beautiful production of Strauss’s ‘Die Fledermaus’ Somehow over the past 30 years seeing and writing about theatre in...
Review: Die Fledermaus (Marlowe’s Musings)

Review: Die Fledermaus (Marlowe’s Musings)

by David Marlowe, Marlowe’s Musings [Original article here] This is a decadently scrumptious confection that’s so exhilarating, you can’t afford to miss it.  Run to get tickets! Strike whatever’s on your calendar! Central City Opera’s production of “Die...
Review: The Light in the Piazza (ColoradoDrama)

Review: The Light in the Piazza (ColoradoDrama)

by Bob Bows, Colorado Drama [Original article here] Just as Giacomo Puccini fell in love with the gold rush days of the mid-nineteenth century American “Wild West” (La fanciulla del West), Americans love to romanticize post-World War II Italy, as we see in...
Review: The Light in the Piazza (Marlowe’s Musings)

Review: The Light in the Piazza (Marlowe’s Musings)

by David Marlowe, Marlowe’s Musings [Original article here] Based upon the 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer and the 1960 film that starred Olivia de Havilland, “The Light in the Piazza, the Musical,” has music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and book by Craig...
Announcing the Colorado Historic Opera Houses Circuit

Announcing the Colorado Historic Opera Houses Circuit

New Cultural Heritage Travel Offering Points Visitors to Live Events, Tours & Rentals in Elegant Wild West Settings The first-ever Colorado Historic Opera Houses Circuit, which connects five mountain opera houses, launches on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at...