The Voice of Opera Colorado
By Greg Carpenter These days, it seems that my days are filled with less discussion about programming and artistic matters and much more about understanding all the issues created by COVID-19. To be honest, during my 20+ years in...
There was a time, not too long ago, when we would get all decked-out to go out on the town. Out-dressing everyone at Flora’s (Kira Dills DeSurra) party, Gastone (Aaren Rivard) upstaged the rest of the entertainers and brought...
Nowadays, we find ourselves thinking back to the biggest, most raucous parties we used to stage at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House… Flora (Kira Dills DeSurra) threw an epic party for for the ages in our 2018 production of...
FIGARO, FIGARO, FI-GA-RO! Baritone Bruno Taddia (Figaro) takes to the iconic “Largo al Factotum” at breakneck bel canto speed, boasting that Figaro is indeed much more than just a barber… He is THE BARBER! #SempreOC — Rossini’s The Barber...
Soprano Ellie Dehn (Countess Almaviva) and soprano Maureen McKay (Susannah) plot to expose Count Almaviva’s infidelity by composing a letter, inviting him to rendezvous with Susannah. In “Sull’aria…che soave zeffiretto” (On the breeze…What a gentle little Zephyr), the...
In one of the most well-known opera chorus numbers, the Opera Colorado Chorus and Orchestra shine in “Andiam…Din, don, suona il vespero” (Ding dong, the vespers sound aka The Bell Chorus). After the excitement of the great clown Pagliacci...