Michael Baitzer Appointed Director of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program

Central City Opera is thrilled to announce that Michael Baitzer, our Principal Coach of seven years, will join us as the Director of the acclaimed Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program for the 2019 Festival. Baitzer has been a fixture of the Central City Opera (CCO) music staff since 1999, and he has overseen the Festival […]

Spotlight on: Nicholas Ward, Baritone

Nicholas Ward, Baritone Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from an article in our 2015 Opera Insider (Festival Resource Guide). Emily Murdock (Associate Director, Education & Community Engagement) interviewed Nicholas Ward, one of our Apprentice Artists. He portrays Elder Son in our one-act opera The Prodigal Son this year as well as Marquis D’Obigny in La […]

“Death by Aria” and the Artists Training Program

Editor’s note: This is our first post from Tyler Donovan, our 2015 PR/Marketing Assistant Festival Intern. Welcome! From left: Katherine R. Weber, Molly Hill, April Martin, Cristina Bakhoum. Maya Kherani, Hannah Christine Busch. and Tatiana Ogan The women of the 2015 Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program at “Death by Aria” Last Sunday, the annual Central City Opera […]

Central City Opera Begins 2014 Festival with a (Dynamite) Bang

  The mining town of Central City runs reliably like clockwork: ominous clouds followed by only light rain between 2:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon, then a bustling Eureka Street at 5:00, and finally a starry sky at midnight above the Rockies. On June 28, however, there was only sunlight, the traffic consisted of waltzing […]

Preview of our Singers from our First Dress Rehearsal of FIGARO!

The cast of The Marriage of Figaro is quite excited to finally be in costume! Susan Kulkarni did a beautiful job designing the 1920s inspired costumes, and we’re excited to share them with a live audience on Opening Night, June 28. Until then, take a sneak peak at our social media-savvy singers tweeting, Facebooking and […]

Central City Opera Showcases Young Artists with “Death by Aria”

Editor’s Note: Here’s our first blog post for the 2014 Festival from Marketing/Public Relations Assistant Billy McEntee. You’ll be seeing many blogs from Billy “on the Hill” over the next few months.  “Death by Aria.” Truly, it’s not so different from death by chocolate. It’s a bit of a marathon, but ultimately both are savory […]

Competition Winners Everywhere with Central City Opera Connections

Here in Colorado, we’ve been following the recent Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition quite a bit, especially since four of our Ensemble Artists went on to the final round last Saturday. But as competition season has been in full swing around the country, we’ve noticed several other familiar names. Take a look: Last weekend, past […]