Jan18

Meet the Librettist: Mark Campbell

By: Angelica DiIorio In 2012, Mark Campbell was working at an advertising studio in a windowless room in Long Island City, New York when he got an email that changed his life. While Campbell’s 2004 work creating the libretto...

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Jan5

Meet the Composer: Paul Moravec

By: Angelica DiIorio Music has been an important part of composer Paul Moravec’s life from a young age. His interest in composition helped guide everything from what he studied to the career he built. Moravec has composed over 100...

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Dec15

The Shining 101 – Characters and Synopsis

By: Suzanne Whitney & Bethany Wood In February and March of 2022, Opera Colorado presents the regional premiere of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell’s opera The Shining, based on the novel by Stephen King. It may seem unnecessary to...

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Dec10

Opera Innovators: Louisa Muller

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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Nov12

Q & A with Baritone Luis Ledesma

By: Angelica DiIorio Baritone Luis Ledesma is making his mainstage debut at Opera Colorado, following his performance in Canciones de Nuestras Tierras (Songs of Our Homelands) at Denver Botanical Gardens this past May. A true performer, Luis can easily...

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Nov4

Tosca 101 – Musical Themes

By: Betsy Schwarm Vibrant, compelling, and unforgettable: that’s Tosca (1900) by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924). It’s also true of the play La Tosca (1887) by Victorien Sardou (1831–1908). Sardou wrote it especially for legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844–1923), who brought...

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Nov4

During the Opera

By: Angelica DiIorio You bought tickets, found parking, and made it through the line. Now is your time to simply enjoy the opera! But wait, you might have a couple of questions before you can fully sit back and...

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Oct26

Q & A with Melissa Citro

By: Suzanne Whitney Soprano Melissa Citro’s return to Opera Colorado has been a long time coming. As many will remember, this production of Puccini’s Tosca was originally scheduled for May of 2020. So, to say it is a joy...

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