Great cities need great art, and for more than three decades, Opera Colorado has brought world-class performing arts to Colorado audiences. Today Opera Colorado serves as a cornerstone of Denver’s cultural community, bringing grand opera to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, its Denver home since its opening in 2005. Alongside standard repertoire in the grand opera tradition Opera Colorado presents new works or rarely performed productions each season. The company reaches more than 37,000 students and adults through its many education and community engagement programs throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Opera Colorado’s Young Artists, singers at the beginning stages of their careers, perform during their eight-month residency with the company in schools and community centers across the State— including an annual tour on the Western Slope. Recognized nationally for its excellence, the Young Artists program provides training for the next generation of American opera singers.
The 2018-2019 Season productions at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House will include Verdi’s stunning and heartbreaking La Traviata and Mozart’s madcap and effervescent The Marriage of Figaro. Opera Colorado will also transform one of the galleries of the new Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art into a 100-seat theater for a double-bill of Tom Cipullo’s one-act operas, After Life/Josephine — the first an afterlife conversation between artistic giants Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein, the second a spotlight on jazz-age icon and civil rights activist Josephine Baker.
Founded in 1983, the Company will celebrate its 36th anniversary in the 2018-2019 season.
Opera Colorado enriches the quality of life through the presentation of opera performances that inspire our audience, and serves the community through education and cultural programs.
Opera Colorado is a proud member of OPERA America.