By Leah Bobbey
Opera Colorado’s 2020-21 Season Artists in Residence began their Opera Colorado contracts on October 1, after first quarantining for two weeks in their Englewood apartments upon arriving in Colorado. These artists are living and working safely together during their eight-month residency. Their time will include both digital and in-person performances, as well as training and coaching from Opera Colorado’s artistic staff and guest artists. Find out what they have been up to in their first few weeks!
Thomas Lynch, baritone, and Stephen Variames, coach accompanist, test out the recording equipment with a soundcheck for the annual Artist in Residence Showcase, which was recorded at the Opera Colorado Opera Center and will be released digitally to our audiences this November.
Nothing like the fresh air of the Rockies to help you adapt to Colorado! Steve Dilts, Artist in Residence Liaison, takes the artists for a weekend hike.
Photographer Jamie Kraus captures the Artists in Residence during golden hour in Golden, Colorado at the Windy Saddle Park Trailhead. Opera Colorado will use these photos for press releases and on our website all season long!
Returning Artist in Residence Isaiah Feken, baritone, is interviewed by Jenn Colgan, Director of Marketing and Communications, for upcoming features in Opera Colorado’s digital content. Stay on the lookout for introductions to all of our new artists and lots of musical content! We will share the Artist in Residence Showcase and much more in the months to come. We are so glad these talented artists are here!