1930s Paris to the English Countryside in Under 3 Hours!

Last Saturday afternoon, the Central City Opera House stage featured Rodolfo and Marcello’s brightly lit Parisian garret for a matinee of La Bohème. By 7:30 that same night, the stage was transformed into the dark Bly House setting for The Turn of the Screw. On days like this, our hardworking stagehands have only a few […]

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists in the Spotlight

This Thursday afternoon (August 9 at 2:30pm), you can witness the splendid young artists of Central City Opera’s 2012 Festival as they take the stage in the lead roles of La Bohème during our Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee. These hardworking and extremely talented artists, most of whom are in their college years, are usually […]

Video Clips from LA BOHÈME – Central City Opera’s 2012 production

Central City Opera’s La Bohème continues through August 12th. To whet your appetite, enjoy these snippets from the production. From Act One, an excerpt of “O soave fanciulla” with Mimi  & Rodolfo: From Act Two in the Café Momus: From Act Three with Marcello & Mimi: Glimpses of Central City Opera’s 2012 production of LA […]

Kevin Newbury on LA BOHÈME

Now that Oklahoma! is now running, the company is getting ready to open the second production of the 2012 Central City Opera Festival, La Bohème, this Saturday. I sat down with Stage Director Kevin Newbury, who gave me the inside scoop on this brand new production of the beloved opera. For more behind-the-scenes information on Bohème and […]


It is fairly well known that the musical Rent is based on Puccini’s La Bohème…with a few varied plot points. Especially the end. The direct correlations between those shows can be left for a future blog post, but did you know there’s a comparison to be made with Oklahoma! as well? The Off-Broadway satirical revue […]

Behind the Lens: Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi

If you’re looking in your program for a typical production photo for the operas of the Central City Opera 2012 Festival, you won’t find them this year. No, you won’t see a sketched icon either. What you will see is a window into the soul – a reflection of all that rattles the human spirit […]