Oct22

A Q & A with Megan Marino

By Kelly Maxwell Mezzo-soprano Megan Marino is a firecracker. Both on-stage and off, she positively radiates passion, enthusiasm, and curiosity. If any opera singer embodies the “yes, and…” of improv, it is Marino. Both accepting and assertive, she constantly...

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Oct1

Barber of Seville 101

By Kelly Maxwell When it comes to opera, it is hard to find a more recognizable score than The Barber of Seville. From the iconic overture, to the finale, Rossini’s masterpiece is one of the most widely performed operas...

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Sep10

Where Are They Now: Tenor Brett Sprague

With the 2019-20 Artists in Residence starting their contracts this week, we wanted to highlight one of the Program’s distinguished alumni. Tenor Brett Sprague is an accomplished singer who is taking the European opera world by storm. Brett was...

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Jun11

Meet the 2019-20 Artists in Residence

Opera Colorado is excited to announce our incoming 2019-20 Artists in Residence. We’re especially pleased to share the news that this group of seven artists includes three familiar names: Kira Dills-DeSurra (mezzo-soprano), Eric McConnell (bass-baritone), and Tyler Tucker (coach-accompanist),...

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Apr30

Spotlight On: Ronell Oliveri

Wigs in the process of being styled by Ronell Oliveri (background), Opera Colorado’s longtime wig and makeup designer. Photo: Jamie Kraus SPOTLIGHT ON… Ronell Oliveri Wig & Makeup Designer After more than twenty years working in theater, Ronell Oliveri’s...

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Apr25

A Q&A with Stage Director Matthew Ozawa

Stage Director Matthew Ozawa made his Opera Colorado debut with the 2017-18 production of La Bohème. Now he’s back to close the 2018-19 season with The Marriage of Figaro. By Tamara Vallejos Arts education played an important role in...

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Mar26

2019 Greater Colorado Tour – Days 4-5

Days 4 and 5: March 11–12, 2019 Denver to Gunnison and back again Good morning readers. Apologies for the delay in this installment of the blog. Our plans changed rapidly due to the weather so there was little time...

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Mar11

The Marriage of Figaro Synopsis

Opera Colorado’s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro runs May 4–12, 2019. For tickets and information, click here. To read a program note about The Marriage of Figaro, click here. Characters Susanna, maid-servant to the Countess soprano Countess Almaviva soprano Marcellina,...

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Mar11

About The Marriage of Figaro

Opera Colorado’s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro runs May 4–12, 2019. For tickets and information, click here. To read a synopsis of The Marriage of Figaro, click here. Program Note This first of three collaborations between composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and...

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Mar8

2019 Greater Colorado Tour – Day 3

Day 3: March 7, 2019 Beulah, Pueblo, and back to Denver Good morning readers! It began early and like something out of Wuthering Heights. It’s foggy and not the kind of foggy that you can work with. This is...

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