Oct29

La Traviata: Ari Pelto

Opera Colorado Music Director Ari Pelto. Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell Watching Opera Colorado Music Director Ari Pelto conduct a rehearsal is an exhausting and fascinating experience. Knowing that he doesn’t philosophically separate the musical score from...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Alison Moritz

Stage Director Alison Moritz. Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell When stage director Alison Moritz gives notes in a rehearsal, she delivers them with her entire being. She gestures and moves through her direction and you can tell...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Malcolm MacKenzie

Baritone Malcolm MacKenzie (Germont). Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell While on the road, baritone Malcolm MacKenzie is a powerhouse performer. A seasoned professional, he accepts the challenges of old and new roles alike, with open arms and...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Eric Barry

Tenor Eric Barry (Alfredo). Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell Tenor Eric Barry is a man of many talents. That phrase often gets thrown around, but he actually has the skills to back it up. Not only is he an...

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May25

May Tour Blog – Day 8

By Cherity Koepke Happy Thursday readers and welcome to the final blog of our 2018 Greater Colorado Tour! Do you remember when I said in the first blog that we were doing 14 engagements in 10 days? Well, that...

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May24

May Tour Blog – Day 7

By Cherity Koepke It’s Wednesday readers! Two more days of our 2018 Greater Colorado Tour before we head back to Denver. Today’s blog will be a bit less text and more photos. Not because I have nothing to write...

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May23

May Tour Blog – Day 6

By Cherity Koepke I wake to the sound of rain on the roof, which is usually one of my favorite things in the world, but today it’s a tad irritating. I had just managed to fall asleep. That’s another...

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May22

May Tour Blog – Day 5

By Cherity Koepke Happy Monday readers and welcome back to tour! After a wonderful Celebration Concert yesterday, we’re on the road again this week, headed to Lake City, Hotchkiss, and Parachute before returning to Denver on Friday evening. It’s...

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May21

May Tour Blog – Day 4

By Cherity Koepke Good morning readers! We’re finished up our first week of tour in Fort Collins! Yesterday was a travel day and a much needed vocal day off for the Young Artists. Today they have a double bill...

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May17

May Tour Blog – Day 3

By Cherity Koepke Readers – do you remember how in yesterday’s blog I said that tour is never dull? Those words proved prophetic. Read on and you’ll see why. We got up early today for our call. We have...

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