Nov11

In Memoriam: Nathan Ward

Two weeks ago, Opera Colorado received the heartbreaking news that depression had taken the life of tenor Nathan Ward, a member of our 2017-18 Young Artist Program. The Young Artists (now known as the Artists in Residence) are in...

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Nov5

About La Traviata

Opera Colorado’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata runs November 3-11, 2018. For tickets and information, click here. To read a synopsis of La Traviata, click here. Program Note Just because an opera is a masterpiece doesn’t mean that the audience at its premiere...

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Nov5

La Traviata Synopsis

Opera Colorado’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata runs November 3-11, 2018. For tickets and information, click here. To read a program note about La Traviata, click here. Characters Violetta Valéry soprano Annina, Violetta’s maid soprano Flora, Violetta’s friend mezzo-soprano Alfredo Germont tenor...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Ari Pelto

Opera Colorado Music Director Ari Pelto. Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell Watching Opera Colorado Music Director Ari Pelto conduct a rehearsal is an exhausting and fascinating experience. Knowing that he doesn’t philosophically separate the musical score from...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Alison Moritz

Stage Director Alison Moritz. Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell When stage director Alison Moritz gives notes in a rehearsal, she delivers them with her entire being. She gestures and moves through her direction and you can tell...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Malcolm MacKenzie

Baritone Malcolm MacKenzie (Germont). Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell While on the road, baritone Malcolm MacKenzie is a powerhouse performer. A seasoned professional, he accepts the challenges of old and new roles alike, with open arms and...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Eric Barry

Tenor Eric Barry (Alfredo). Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell Tenor Eric Barry is a man of many talents. That phrase often gets thrown around, but he actually has the skills to back it up. Not only is he an...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Cecilia Violetta López

Soprano Cecilia Violetta López (Violetta). Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Tamara Vallejos Even by the highly imaginative standards of opera, soprano Cecilia Violetta López (who makes her Opera Colorado debut as Violetta in La Traviata) has a backstory unique among those...

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May25

May Tour Blog – Day 8

By Cherity Koepke Happy Thursday readers and welcome to the final blog of our 2018 Greater Colorado Tour! Do you remember when I said in the first blog that we were doing 14 engagements in 10 days? Well, that...

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