Jun14

From Stage to Studio: Recording a World Premiere

By: Jennifer Colgan In 2018, Opera Colorado presented the world premiere of Steal a Pencil for Me by composer Gerald Cohen and librettist Deborah Brevoort. This poignant opera tells the story of two Dutch Jews, Jaap and Ina Polak, who fell in love...

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Feb17

Q & A with Edward Parks

By: Jennifer Colgan GRAMMY® Award-winning baritone Edward Parks makes his Opera Colorado debut this winter as the iconic Jack Torrance in Moravec and Campbell’s The Shining, on stage at the Ellie starting February 26. Along with being a prolific...

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Jan19

Opera Explained: Doubling Roles

By: Jennifer Colgan Why do we double roles? Have you ever been enjoying a night at the theater or opera, and seen the same artist in multiple roles? It’s more common than you think. The reasons this happens are...

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Apr30

OC Archives: Adam Klein in Carmen (2014)

By: Jennifer Colgan When it comes to Bizet’s blockbuster Carmen, many immediately think of the seductive “Habañera” or rousing “Toreador Song.” Another gem in this well-known opera is “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée,” or “The Flower Song.” Don...

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Mar18

OC Stories: Q & A with Cherity Koepke

By: Jennifer Colgan 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,...

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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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Feb24

OC Archives: Blythe Gaissert in As One (2017)

By: Jennifer Colgan 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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Dec15

OC Stories: Q & A with Katie Preissner

By: Jennifer Colgan 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 Katie Preissner, Director of Production and Artistic Services,...

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Dec1

Get to Know the Artists of OC Amplified

  By: Jennifer Colgan At the end of October, we announced a new programming initiative, Opera Colorado Amplified, bringing both in-person and digital performances to audiences in lieu of our 2020-21 mainstage season. OC Amplified is designed to expand...

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Oct5

Behind the Curtain: Celebrating our New Board Members

The Board of Directors is the backbone of any nonprofit arts organization. The National Council of Nonprofits states, “board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and...

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