Composer Benjamin Britten This year’s opera The Turn of the Screw doesn’t have the ever-popular songs that Oklahoma! does, or even the familiar musical moments of La Bohème, but composer Benjamin Britten did include very tuneful children’s songs in the opera.  One notable song that could have several meanings is Miles’ song “Malo.” This […]

Meet John Healy

John Healy as Miles, with Alicia Suzanne Jordheim, in The Turn of the Screw. Photo by Mark Kiryluk. When Central City Opera produces an opera that requires children in the cast, we turn to our friends at Colorado Children’s Chorale. This year, you can see the young singers of the Chorale as the children in […]

Turn of the ScrewFest

Last Saturday, the historic and haunted Teller House filled with spirits and entertainment for the first of two creepy-cool Turn of the ScrewFest paranormal parties. The events are part of Central City Opera’s Paranormal Project, in celebration of Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Menotti’s The Medium. The all-star cast of Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, […]

Scenic Design of THE TURN OF THE SCREW

In the final segment of our interview with Alessandro Talevi, stage director of this summer’s The Turn of the Screw, Mr. Talevi gives us some background information on the Madeleine Boyd’s rich, dark scenic design. If you’ve seen a performance already, you may have wondered about the upside-down images that are projected onstage; watch the […]

Britten’s Brilliant Twelve-Tone Row in THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Central City Opera opens its third mainstage production tonight with the creepy and cool opera The Turn of the Screw. While not as toe-tapping as the songs from this year’s Oklahoma!, the score is very interesting. The opera is organized in a way that would thrill those of the Type-A personality. Benjamin Britten built the entire […]

Central City Opera Celebrates Benjamin Britten

We’re very excited to share the recently digitally-remastered clips from our 2002 production of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Britten was born in 1913 and the “centenary” celebration of his works spans the 2012 and 2013 seasons of performing arts companies around the world. Central City Opera has a rich tradition of producing the […]