The 2024 Theatre of Dreams Gala

An Evening Honoring Judy and Newell Grant

April 5, 2024 | 6:30 PM
Cable Center at Denver University
Black Tie with Western Flair
Complimentary Valet Parking

You are cordially invited to revel in an enchanting evening with Central City Opera at the 2024 Theatre of Dreams Gala on Friday, April 5th! Sip and savor during a refreshing cocktail hour, indulge in a gourmet dinner, and be captivated by delightful entertainment featuring American soprano Sara Gartland. Join us for an unforgettable night filled with music, laughter, and the magic of opera.

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This year, on April 5, we come together to celebrate Judy Grant’s birthday and the exceptional legacy she shared with Newell. On June 15, 2020, we said our goodbyes to Judy, a remarkable individual who left an enduring imprint on Central City Opera. Judy’s profound influence is clear from her dedicated service on the Central City Opera Board of Directors, a commitment that spanned from 2002 until she assumed the Chairmanship in 2018. Meanwhile, Newell graciously upholds our organization’s values through his continued work on the Board of Directors.

Sara Gartland, Soprano

A passionate interpreter of opera, concert repertoire, and song, soprano Sara Gartland has firmly established herself as an artist to watch, displaying a talent for dramatic storytelling and comedy. Highlights of her 23/24 season include a return to Des Moines Metro Opera for her first performances of the titular role in Strauss’ iconic Salome in a new production conducted by David Neely and directed by Nathan Troupe. Last season saw debuts at Pittsburgh Opera in Rusalka (title role), Opera San Antonio in Pagliacci (Nedda), and Minnesota Opera in Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira).

Platinum Sponsor
2024 Sponsorships

Sponsorship of Central City Opera’s 2024 Theatre of Dreams Gala includes:

Brand exposure to influential arts and community leaders
Sponsor recognition and ad opportunities
Entertain clients with an elegant evening featuring blockbuster entertainment
Mingle with fellow leaders and community influencers
Support year-round programming that brings opera, theater and music education to our Colorado community

Contact Billy Higgins at to learn more.

Thank you to our Gala Chair,
Natela Manunts