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Alessandro Talevi: Double Bill Director

BY ERIN OSOVETS BACK FOR HIS FIFTH PRODUCTION AT CENTRAL CITY OPERA, Alessandro Talevi brings his distinct visual style to the double bill of The Blessed Damozel and Litanies to the Black Virgin. The Johannesburg native has had an eventful year since directing The Magic Flute at Central City Opera last summer, keeping audiences from […]

Central City Opera Announces 2019 Theatre of Dreams Gala featuring Megan Hilty

For Immediate Release Contact: Erin Osovets, Associate Director of Marketing, Central City Opera; eosovets@centralcityopera.org; 303.331.7025 DENVER, Colo. (March 26, 2019)—It’s the best musical night out of the season! Central City Opera hosts the annual Theatre of Dreams Gala on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the stunning Hangar at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora. Located beside the runway on […]

The Britten Canon: “It’s Just GREAT Theater”

Since Pelham (Pat) Pearce joined Central City Opera as General/Artistic Director more than 22 years ago, the company has produced operas of varying size and scope, everything from classics to new and specially commissioned works. However, beginning with the U.S. premiere of Gloriana in 2001, the works of contemporary composer Benjamin Britten have been an […]

Central City Opera House Celebrates 140 Years

BY MARGARET SIEGRIST On a chilly 1878 March evening, the curtains parted for the first time at a new Opera House nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Beneath ornate ceiling frescos, rough and tumble benefactors filled each row of hickory chairs in the audience. Gold and silver nuggets showered the stage at the final […]

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 […]

A Eulogy: Kim Peoria, A Multi-talented Musician and Unionist

By Nathan Kahn, ROPA President Emeritus and Retired AFM Negotiator With sincere thanks to contributors Ingrid Peoria, Tom Reel, Jill Dispenza and Peter Cooper Kim Peoria, ROPA Vice-President from 1988 to 1992, passed away on July 3, 2018 after a protracted battle with cancer. He left behind his wife Ingrid, a member of the Central […]

Characters of IL TROVATORE with Alex Loutsion

Before the season started, Central City Opera’s Education and Community Engagement department (ECE) asked leading soprano Alexandra Loutsion, (Leonora in Il trovatore) to explain the characters and plot of Il trovatore from an inside perspective. ECE: “So, you’re singing Il trovatore this summer! I’ve heard it’s a crazy story! Can you tell me about the […]