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DRAMATIC “TROVATORE,” STRIKINGLY ORIGINAL “MAGIC FLUTE” IN CENTRAL CITY. Review By Peter Alexander

Central City Opera opened a powerful, dramatic production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore  Saturday (July 14) in their intimate and historic opera house. Intimate is not just a descriptor; it is a significant reason for the production’s impact. With it’s rousing choruses, virtuoso arias, violent passions and gruesome deaths, Il Trovatore meets all the expectations of grand opera, fit for […]

Central City Opera Podcast Season 3

Listen now: ccopodcast.libsyn.com The Central City Opera Podcast introduces you to the movers and shakers of the Central City Opera Festival. Episodes feature interviews with principal artists, directors, conductors, production staff, and other special guests. Now in its third season, you can listen to new and old episodes here: ccopodcast.libsyn.com. You can also listen through iTunes, […]

A Bit of History on Central City Opera’s Education Programming

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog was written by Deborah Morrow, Director of Education & Community Engagement In the late 70s Central City Opera began formally offering education programs that toured to schools and other facilities.  Duain Wolfe, who also founded the Colorado Children’s Chorale and Colorado Symphony Chorus, instigated these programs.  He was CCO’s Artistic Administrator […]

Spotlight On: Troy Cook, Baritone (Giorgio Germont, LA TRAVIATA)

  Troy Cook, Baritone Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from an article in our 2015 Opera Insider (Festival Resource Guide). Deborah Morrow (Director, Education & Community Engagement) interviewed Troy Cook. He plays Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, which plays its final performance today. We understand that this summer’s production of La Traviata will be your first opportunity to […]

Spotlight On: Christopher Zemliauskas, Conductor

Christopher Zemliauskas,Conductor 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 Christopher Zemliauskas, conductor of our one-act operas Don Quixote and the Duchess and The Prodigal Son. He was last in Central City in 2013 conducting the opera Our […]

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 […]