Mar18

OC Stories: Q & A with Cherity Koepke

As part of our OC Stories blog series, we’re introducing you to the people that make Opera Colorado work. We recently got a chance to catch up with Cherity Koepke, Director of Education & Community Engagement, to see what...

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Mar5

Behind the Curtain: Embracing the New

By: Greg Carpenter Today, many opera companies are feeling more like movie producers than producers of live performance. The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded we look at opera in an entirely new way to remain connected to our current audiences...

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Mar3

About The Promise of Living

By: Laquita Mitchell In September 2020, Greg Carpenter sent me an email about Opera Colorado’s new series, Opera Colorado Amplified. He invited me to Denver to create a program, allowing me to choose the content and other artists. I...

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Feb26

OC Stories: Q & A with Stephen Variames

By Suzanne Whitney Each year the Opera Colorado Artist in Residence program brings incredible emerging artists to Denver. They perform in mainstage productions, in educational programs for students and community members throughout Colorado’s the frontrange, and they have the...

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Feb24

OC Archives: Blythe Gaissert in As One (2017)

As One is a 75-minute chamber opera that chronicles one individual’s journey toward self-realization. In this chamber opera two voices—Hannah after (mezzo-soprano) and Hannah before (baritone)—share the part of a sole transgender female protagonist. Fifteen songs filled with empathy...

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Feb23

Opera Innovators: Nmon Ford

Throughout opera’s history composers, librettists, directors, and artists of all kinds have contributed to this ever-evolving artform. Despite the public perception of opera being a bit stodgy, today’s operatic artists are trying out new and inventive musical styles, developing...

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Feb10

OC Archives: Kelly Markgraf in As One (2017)

By: Suzanne Whitney As One is a 75-minute chamber opera that chronicles one individual’s journey toward self-realization. In this chamber opera two voices—Hannah after (mezzo-soprano) and Hannah before (baritone)—share the part of a sole transgender female protagonist. Fifteen songs...

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