July 4 - August 2, 2020

Tickets range from $31 - $108
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Single Tickets go on sale Spring 2020.
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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Step right up! Love is a wild ride

“One of America’s finest theatrical achievements,” Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel follows the ups, downs, round and rounds of life and love. Muddling through small town expectations, meager means and conflicting dreams, Julie, Billy and their daughter Louise learn “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

Carousel Extras:

  • Free Pre-performance Talks: 45 minutes prior to every 2020 main stage opera, with the exception of July 28. Seating is limited — arrive early.
  • Opening Performance Celebration: Saturday, July 4th
  • Boomer Bus: Wednesday, July 22 (Learn more)
  • Opera Bus: Wednesday, July 8 and Sunday, July 12 (Learn more)
  • Balcony & Beverages: Friday, July 24 (contact the Box Office for more information)

Contact the Box Office for more information about festival extras at 303-292-6700.

Performing Artists & Creative Team

Anna Christy

Anna Christy

Julie Jordan Read Bio
Anna Christy

Anna Christy

Julie Jordan

Soprano: Julie Jordan, Carousel 

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Baby Doe, The Ballad of Baby Doe, 2016; Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro, 2014; Emily Webb, Our Town, 2013 

Recently: Soloist, The East Land Symphony, Carnegie Hall (U.S. Premiere); Feu/Princesse/Rossignol, L’enfant et les sortilèges, San Francisco Symphony; Tytania, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opera Philadelphia. 

Matthew Worth

Matthew Worth

Billy Bigelow Read Bio
Matthew Worth

Matthew Worth

Billy Bigelow

Baritone: Billy Bigelow, Carousel

Central City Opera: Curly, Oklahoma!, 2012; Jupiter, Orpheus in the Underworld, 2010

Recently: Harvey Milk, Harvey Milk, Opera Parallèle; Figaro, The Barber of Seville, Boston Lyric Opera; Hannah Before, As One, Cincinnati Opera

Jennifer DeDominici

Jennifer DeDominici

Carrie Pipperidge Read Bio
Jennifer DeDominici

Jennifer DeDominici

Carrie Pipperidge

Mezzo-Soprano: Carrie Pipperidge, Carousel 

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Soloist, Encore: A Musical Revue, 2019 and 2018; Soloist, Opera Teaser, 2019; Central City Opera Touring Artist/Teaching Artist

Recently: Soloist, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra; Francesca, The Bridges of Madison County, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College; Guenevere, Camelot, Intermountain Opera Boseman

William Ferguson

William Ferguson

Enoch Snow

Tenor: Enoch Snow, Carousel

Central City Opera: George Gibbs, Our Town, 2013

Recently: Harry King, Anthropocene, Salzburger Landestheater; Titorelli/Flogger/Student, Der Prozess, Salzburger Landestheater; Snout, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Maria Zifchak

Maria Zifchak

Nettie Fowler Read Bio
Maria Zifchak

Maria Zifchak

Nettie Fowler

Mezzo-Soprano: Nettie Fowler, Carousel  

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Mrs. DeRocher, Dead Man Walking, 2014; Mother Superior, Sound of Music, 2014; Mrs Grose, Turn of the Screw, 2012; Bianca, The Rape of Lucretia, 2008; Mrs. McLean, Susannah, 2008; Madame de la Heltiere, Cendrillon, 2007 

Recently: Anna Kennedy, Anna Stuarda, The Metropolitan Opera; Annina, La traviata, The Metropolitan Opera; Mrs. DeRocher, Dead Man Walking, Israeli Opera; Suzuki, Madama Butterfly, The Metropolitan Opera

John Paul Huckle

John Paul Huckle

Jigger Craigin Read Bio
John Paul Huckle

John Paul Huckle

Jigger Craigin

Bass: Jigger Craigin, Carousel 

Central City Opera: Past member of the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program

Recently: Samuel, Un ballo in maschera, Opera di Genova; Quinault, Adriana Lecouvreur, Opera di Genova; König Marke, Tristan und Isolde, Claude Heater Foundation at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music

Ken Cazan

Ken Cazan


Director: Carousel 

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Billy Budd, 2019; Acis and Galatea and The Face on the Barroom Floor, 2018; The Burning Fiery Furnace, 2017

Recently: Professor of Opera/Resident Stage Director, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music; Director/Co-librettist, Frau Schindler (World Premiere), Gärtnerplatz Theatre, Munich; Director, As One (World Premiere), American Opera Projects and Brooklyn Academy of Music

Christopher Zemliauskas

Christopher Zemliauskas


Conductor: Carousel 

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Conductor, Acis and Galatea, 2018; Conductor, The Burning Fiery Furnace, Cabildo and Gallantry, 2017; Conductor and Chorus Master, Don Quixote and the Duchess and The Prodigal Son, 2015

Recently: Music Director, Dido and Aeneas, Sister Act, The Medium, The Old Maid and the Thief, Ragtime, Ithaca College; Music Director, Kinky Boots (Regional Premiere), Hangar Theatre; CompanyAssistant Professor of Opera and Musical Theatre, Ithaca College, 2020-2016




Richard Rodgers

Book & Lyrics

Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on Ferenc Molnar’s play “Liliom,” as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer

Original Chorography by Agnes de Mille

Sung In


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CAROUSEL is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: