Sep23

Tosca 101 – Part One

By: Suzanne Whitney “I lived for art. I lived for love.” These famous words of Floria Tosca have endeared her to so many opera lovers over the years. And while Puccini’s Tosca holds many beautiful moments of tenderness, this...

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Sep1

What Is Opera Buffa?

By: Suzanne Whitney  Opera can be an intimidating genre of music. The performances are long, often sung in a foreign language, and there are so many different terms to learn and remember! Well, we are here to clear things...

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Aug31

Q & A With Vee Butler & Bethany Wood

By: Suzanne Whitney As part of our OC Stories blog series, we’re introducing you to the people that make Opera Colorado work. We are delighted to say that the Opera Colorado team is growing! For this installment, we took...

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Jul29

Behind the Curtain: A Season of Hope

By: Greg Carpenter After 16 months of navigating COVID-19 mandates and public health orders, it is exhilarating to get back into our regular routines and prepare for a new season of grand opera at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. ...

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Jul20

Opera Innovators: Cecilia Violetta López

By: Suzanne Whitney Throughout opera’s history, composers, librettists, directors, and artists of all kinds have contributed to this ever-evolving art form. Despite the public perception of opera being a bit stodgy, today’s operatic artists are trying out new and...

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May26

Opera Explained: What Is an Aria?

By: Suzanne Whitney Opera can be an intimidating genre of music. The performances are long, it is often sung in a foreign language, and there are so many different terms to learn and remember! Well, we are here to...

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May12

Spotlight on the Opera Colorado Orchestra

By: Suzanne Whitney Over the past year, we’ve missed the entire Opera Colorado family. This includes our staff, visiting artists, crew, production team, and of course, the members of our very own Opera Colorado Orchestra!  We are so proud...

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