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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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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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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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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The Artists of Canciones de Nuestra Tierras

Canciones de Nuestras Tierras (Songs of Our Homelands) invites you to explore the rich tapestry of Latinx music and culture at Denver Botanic Gardens. Discover festive performances of opera, works by Latinx composers, mariachi, and baile folklórico as you stroll through...

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OC Archives: Adam Klein in Carmen (2014)

By: Jennifer Colgan When it comes to Bizet’s blockbuster Carmen, many immediately think of the seductive “Habañera” or rousing “Toreador Song.” Another gem in this well-known opera is “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée,” or “The Flower Song.” Don...

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Director’s Commentary with David Lefkowich

By: David Lefkowich When Greg got in touch with me about this project, I was so overwhelmed. It had been months since I’d worked on something creative and artistic and satisfying. I was so excited—it wasn’t just an opportunity...

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